Your engagement is a very important time in your life. Just like your wedding pictures, these images offer a visual reminder of those wonderful moments in the early stages of your life together. You may not be interested in having engagement photos taken, but to change your perspective on it, just remember this is a portrait session where you can infuse your personality, get to know your photographer and have beautiful portraits to decorate your home.
You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the
spirit of love.
— HENRY DRUMMOND
Location and Comfort
I recommend choosing a rich, exotic place, a historic area, or somewhere that has significance for you as a couple. I find that the location is just as important and we can tell a more cohesive story. During these portrait sessions, you’ll find that you get more comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. I’ve also noticed with most of my couples that even though it’s a bit overwhelming and you may not be used to being the star of this show, you’ll relax and even enjoy this session. By the end, you’ll be suggesting poses and bringing ideas to the table. #yesreally
What to do with these images?
Many couples include their engagement photos at the front pages of their wedding album or buy a separate album. They are also perfect for framing, to create save the date cards, announcements or to simply print as keepsakes. The story of this time in your life is told through images from your engagement and your wedding day.
Engagement sessions with me typically last 2 hours. We shoot on location and include 3 images in 8×12 prints, a 6-month online gallery, and all digital files.