Let me start by saying, engagement sessions are important. They are one of my favorite parts of the wedding photography process! If you’re tempted to not have an engagement session, you could be missing something very special.
First of all, the photographs! This moment, in your life, is an exciting one. Besides using these pictures for Save the Dates, invitations, your wedding website, etc. these photographs will be with you for the rest of your life. In twenty years, you will be able to look back and remember the joy that you feel, right now! There are also some very practical reasons that you should want to do a engagement session. During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know me, the way that I shoot and how I handle the posing and the lighting. It allows me to walk in on your wedding day, already knowing, your best angles, and how the two of you interact with each other.
When deciding on engagement locations, think about what the two of you enjoy doing together. If you have a favorite restaurant, a favorite sports team, or love to go jogging, we can find a way to incorporate that into your session. These pictures are a reflection of who you are as a couple, and should be fun!
Engagement sessions usually last around 2 hours and I suggest that you bring a second outfit. Some couples like to do one dressy look and one that is more casual, but it really all depends on your style, personalities, and the location. I can help make suggestions if you have any questions! Sessions are booked Sunday-Thursday, around sunset or sunrise.