If you’re on the fence about getting engagement photographs – especially if you hate being in front of a camera – I couldn’t recommend them enough. If you’re nervous about feeling awkward or how you will look in your wedding photos, get engagement photos. I can’t stress that enough. These sessions give you the space to learn how to act with each other in front of a camera. Don’t mind the initial weirdness about cuddling up together at the direction of someone else. You’ll feel like such a pro on the big day because of the great practice you had during your engagement session, and that’s how it should be!
During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know me, experience how I shoot, and see how I handle posing and lighting. This session will make a HUGE impact on how the wedding day flows. I’ll start the day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are and how to photograph you in a genuine way without making you feel uncomfortable.
Your engagement session can be scheduled anytime before your wedding day. I suggest booking it at least 3-6 months in advance to avoid stress. Because weekends are filled with weddings, I photograph engagements on weekday evenings, normally from 5-7 pm depending on the light and the time of the year. In the winter, 3-5 pm is a normal time frame for engagement sessions! (and we can generally do those in the weekends so you don’t have to miss work.)
As you start to plan for your session, you will need to start brainstorming about location ideas. I LOVE it when couples pick a location that is special or sentimental to them in some way! If you can’t think of anywhere specific that you would like to shoot, I can help you decide on a location.
As long as the light is great, I can make ANY location look awesome. I shoot at farms, campuses, downtown alleys and even in homes! I’m serious! So don’t shy away from crazy ideas… the more creative, the better!