What is an engagement session?
Engagement session is a portrait session of you and your future spouse. Some clients choose an engagement session to fulfill a specific purpose; such as Save the Date cards, sometimes it’s just a great opportunity to have professional photographs taken of you two together. The engagement period is a very loving time in your relationship, and it’s a perfect time to show that with artistic images of you both.

How does a session work?
Once we choose a location, we set a time for the session. On the day of the session, we will meet at the location and get started! Instead of just walking from location to location and working with preset poses, we’ll walk and stop and shoot along the way. I want to see how you are together, and how you’re comfortable with each other.
I want t capture you interacting together and how you make each other laugh. My goal for your images is to capture your real moments.

How do we pick a location for our session?
Choosing a location that will give your images even more impact. We recommend staying away from locations that you have read about on blogs or seen on Pinterest unless they have meaning to you. If you’re not sure where you’d like to shoot, don’t worry! We also have a great list for you to choose from.

When does the session take place?
Timing for the session depends on two things : location and time of year. Generally as a rule of thumb, I recommend starting engagement sessions in the warmer months around 3:00pm, and around 12:00pm in the winter. Our sessions are available everyday. Due to our wedding schedule, engagement sessions are usually not available on the weekends. (Sometimes we do have openings)

What should we wear for our engagement session?
Be yourself! Don’t feel like you have to dress in a certain way. The most important thing is that you’re comfortable, that you feel natural, and that you’re wearing something that’s representative of who you are. If you’re working with a hair and makeup artist for your wedding day, this would be a great time for a trial. While professional hair and makeup are not a must, it can definitely help boost your confidence and take the stress out of the getting-ready process.
 Also, consider your location when you’re preparing your engagement session attire.

All Engagement sessions start at $399

All images purchased include a digital copy.
Your viewing session will be scheduled one week after your session.
Products and prints may be purchased when you come in,
but there is no obligation; you purchase only the ones you love!

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