What is an engagement session?
You’ve seen the wedding blogs, the bridal magazines, the professional looking shots on Facebook of your engaged friends laughing and kissing each other with the sun setting behind them. It’s officially called engagement photography, but essentially it’s a just a chance for a professional photographer to capture two people in love who wants to share it with the world, or even just between themselves. More than that, it’s an opportunity for you to work with your photographer for the first time. It’s an opportunity for you to see how I shoot and for me to get to know you better as a couple. If you haven’t had a photographer move within inches of you to take a photograph, it can be a bit intimidating at first. It’s a good way for me to help you get comfortable in front of the camera so that there are no surprises on your big day. These sessions can be as fun and elaborate as you’d like to make it, so at the end of the day, I’d like for you to not only remember the day you had a photo shoot, but also the day you had a great date…and had a photographer tag along. These beautiful photographs have been used to create “save-the-date” cards, on the wedding websites, announcements and even incorporated into wedding day decor pieces.
Check out my Portfolio to view my engagement photography.
How long is a session?
Your engagement session will last between 1-2 hours and takes place at a location of your choice. It’s best to keep to one location so we spend our time shooting rather than traveling.
What should we wear?
Wear something fun. Something nice. And most importantly, something that is you. If that’s a bowtie and geek chic glasses. Do it. Floral summer dress and a pair of cowboy boots. Work it. These are your photos to look back on years from now. I recommend layering up. It’ll allow you to add variety to your session without having to completely change outfits.
Can we do something creative?
Yes, absolutely yes. Do you want to bring a big white arm chair out to the middle of a field of wildflowers. Yes. A desserts only picnic in a desert? I’m listening. 🙂
What if we’re not that comfortable in front of the camera?
Don’t worry about it. It’ll be my pleasure to show you that it’s not true. If you’re in love, it’ll eventually come out and I’ll be there to capture it. You’ll forget I’m even there with the camera pretty quickly.