ENGAGEMENT SHOOT FAQS
This is a date.
My goal at your session is document a little of what it is to be you + looking extra good with the person you dig the most. This is a date. You go to the movies. You go on hikes. You go to the farmers market and what makes it different is that with this person it’s funnn!
I wanna see you guys play. Grab a drink before. Flirt a little bit. I want you thinking about this like a fun date the two of you get to spend together with a new friend who will hopefully make you laugh while creating portraits of you that you’re gonna love forever. I want you to go home smiling! I want you excited to see your love captured!
I want to stop thinking we have to look perfect at all times. We know life isn’t always a fairy tale but we wanna look good doing it with the person we love. So you got questions? Don’t worry, everyone does! I’m here to help.
Here are a few of questions you might want answered. Let me know if I can help with anything else.
Why should we do an engagement session?
It will give us a chance to get to know each other before the wedding day. Aren’t things easier when you know what you’re doing?! I like to think of engagement sessions as a really fun pre-test. You get to know all the answers before the big day and you get some pretty awesome photos of the two of you in non-wedding gear, and a fun date, looking good loving on each other.
Let’s get comfortable working together and we’ll work out those awkward poses and high nerves when the pressure isn’t as overwhelming. You got this!
Where should our engagement shoot be?
Need some help with suggestions? Check out this ever growing list of locations and ideas to get your ideas flowing.
What should we wear for our engagement session?
Remember the engagement session is most successful when it feels personal and reflects who you are as a couple at your best. If that means wearing jeans a t-shirt and a leather jacket, or dressing up like its New Years Eve! I want you to feel comfortable, confident and open to getting giggly. That works a little less with uncomfortable wardrobe choices.
When do we get to see the photos from our engagement?
What if the location we want requires a permit?
When should we do our session?
Note: I will do my best to accommodate your schedule; please remember that weekends can be difficult for me as weddings are typically Friday-Sunday (with several weekday elopements and holiday weddings). I schedule engagements weekdays typically 1-2 hours before sunset Monday-Thursday. Sessions are scheduled on a first come first serve basis, and my calendar fills up quickly! Let me know ASAP some dates that work for you as a couple, and if a week day does not work for you. We will work something out!
What time do you usually schedule photos for?
Should we practice posing before?
What should we bring with us?
How long does the session last?
Super Pro Tips:
- The only way its going to be fun is if you let it! Don’t think of this as a wedding chore/task. This is a date, let’s have fun!
Get your hair and make up done if you’re feeling it!
- This could be a great time for your trial!
Be prepared to get close.
- Brush them teeth! Just kidding, but really. You’re going to be getting close on this session. I’m going to have you hugging, touching, maybe a kiss or ten. Don’t feel like you have to look into the camera at all times, this is about the two of you being together.
Don’t over do it with tanning, it can look messy in photos.
- Make sure if you are going to tan that your tan lines wont show, and do this at least a week prior to your session! No one looks good that red except lobsters!
Bring a comfortable pair of shoes to walk in.
- Heels hurt!