I am so excited to be working with you and can’t wait for our time together during your engagement session!
It’s normal to be a little nervous about your session. I’ve been on the other side of the camera, and it can be uncomfortable! I’m fully aware of the nerves, which is why I guide you EVERY step of the way. I promise I won’t leave you hangin’ in our session. I will pose, prompt, and promise you will have some fun!
I’m a big fan of engagement sessions for a few reasons. First, they allow you to get comfortable in front of the camera. It takes time for most couples to warm up to being photographed. Timelines can be pretty tight on weddings days and 30 minutes may be all we have for portraits – which is why I have found that wedding day portraits turn out so much better when couples do engagement sessions ahead of time.
Second, you can showcase your personalities in a more casual setting that is signficant to the two of you (and even include pets!). While they’re great for save-the-dates, we’ve taken engagement photos anywhere from 18 months in advance to a few days before the wedding. Typically folks send out Save-the-Dates anywhere between 3-6 months in advance; this might be something to think about when planning your engagement session.
There is a lot to think about when it comes to planning a session and since I get asked the same things over and over again, I thought it would be the most beneficial if I put together a guide that walks you through everything you need to know.
I’ll cover what to wear, whether to bring pets & how to manage them, location ideas and more!