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This is your first step of your experience with me which also makes it SUPER exciting! There are two main goals of our time together (besides getting gorgeous photos, of course):
1. Spend more time together to get to know each other better!
2. For me to teach you my posing so you're pros when your wedding day comes!
Our session will last 1.5 hours, includes 2 locations, and unlimited outfits. I guarantee 60(+) images in your gallery from your engagement session!
WHAT TO WEAR
I recommend wearing two outfits: One dressy and one casual. Feel free to go all out for your dressy outfit, and think "date night" for your casual outfit! My biggest piece of advise is to wear outfits that compliment each other, NOT match.
HOW TO BOOK
Because my weekends are dedicated to weddings (just like yours!), I only schedule engagement sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Our start time is completely based on sunset time for the time of year you're considering! See below to view available session dates!
SCHEDULE YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION
WHAT TO EXPECT
If you're like every other couple, you're probably a little nervous thinking about being in front of the camera... I mean, you're not used to having a big black box pointed at you, am I right? Even I get nervous when I'm having photos taken!!
It's completely normal to feel this way, but I want to encourage you to just relax and have a good time. I'm going to be giving you all the direction so you never feel like you don't know what you're doing. We're going to capture those timeless photos that everyone loves, while getting a little goofy and having fun (don't be surprised if I pull out my speaker and turn on some music!!). Some prompts give you both might seem a little silly at first, but TRUST ME, they create some legit magic.
All you two have to do is show up and be an adorable couple in love... easy, right?! I'll take care of the rest an we're going to have so much FUN!
TIPS & TRICKS FOR SUCCESS
BE ON TIME: We typically plan your start time based on sunset time. If you are late, it cuts into the sunlight we have available! No one wants dark photos, so arriving on time will ensure we have gorgeous light to work with for your whole shoot!
BRINGING THE DOG: I adore all the cute pups, so naturally, I love when you bring them along! The best way to include them is to have someone else bring your dog(s) during the last 15 minutes of your session, or choose a session location that is less than 5 minutes away from your home. Contact me so we can work out the details!
CLEAN THE RING: Your ring will be a focal point of your photos, and I'd love to grab a few close up shots of just your ring while you change outfits! Cleaning it will ensure it's nice and sparkly for photos!
EMPTY YOUR POCKETS: Especially for guys, make sure you don't have anything in your pockets! I am more than happy to store phones and keys in my bag, or ladies, you can bring along a little purse to keep everything in.
RELAX: You don't have to be a pro at this! I'm going to help you along the way and it's going to be a blast! I don't expect anything from you. Enjoy this time together and make a date out of it! Plan for dinner afterwards and celebrate!!
GET YOUR NAILS DONE: Make sure your nails are freshly painted, or spoil yourself with a trip to the salon! Chipped nails will be noticeable in your photos. Neutral colors and pastels photograph beautifully and will match any outfit!
BRING COMFY SHOES: If you're wearing heels, bring a pair of flip flops or comfortable shoes to walk from spot to spot. Your feet will thank me later!