Engagement Prep Talks Part 1 – General Talks About Your Engagement

Now that you have picked a date, a photographer and probably a venue as well, you can celebrate! Those are some of the toughest decisions in wedding planning and you can cross them off your list! Hooray! Now on to the fun stuff…. like your engagement session!

Why A Engagement Session? 

We include engagement sessions in our Wedding Experience because we truly believe that they are a VITAL part of the entire process! During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know us, experience how we shoot and how we handle posing and lighting. This session will make a HUGE impact on how the wedding day flows. We’ll arrive on your wedding day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are and how to photograph you in a genuine way! What we will learn about you during your engagement session is invaluable! You will feel like such a pro on your big day because of the great practice you had during your engagement session, and that’s how it should be!

When To Schedule Your Engagement Session? 

Your engagement session can be scheduled anytime before your wedding day. We suggest booking it at least 3-6 months in advance to avoid stress. We shoot engagements on weekend morn- ings/evenings, normally from 5:30-7:30am/5-7pm depending on the light and the time of the year. In the winter months, 3-5pm is a normal time frame for an engagement shoot!

How To Pick Locations For Your Engagement Session? 

As you start to plan for your engagement shoot, you will need to start brainstorming about location ideas. We LOVE it when couples pick a location that is special or sentimental to them in some way! For example, first date location, proposal location, and etc. If you can’t think of anywhere specific that you would like to shoot, we can help you decide on a location! As long as the light is great, we can make ANY location look awesome! We shoot at farms, campuses, downtown alleys and many more places! So do not shy away from crazy ideas!

Hope these small general tips will help you to make your engagement prep a manageable one! Stay tuned to find out more about outfit ideas, inspiration, detailed timeline, and how to prep your groom for your engagement shoot!

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Capturing memories is more than hiring someone to hold a camera and snap a few pics. We value taking the time to get to know our couples and families that we work with so that we can best tell the story of their lives. Friendships are important to us! With two of us in place, you are never going to miss a sweet moment in life. Get ready to fill your walls with images that make you smile for years to come. 

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