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ENGAGEMENT SESSION



ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS - WHAT TO EXPECT


GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION


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Shooting an engagement session is important for several reasons.  It allows you to become comfortable in front of the camera prior to your wedding day and helps us get to know each other.  It also provides a great opportunity to showcase your personalities in a more casual setting.  The fun, candid portraits can then be used for save the date cards, thank you cards, as well as prints or canvases to display at your wedding.


LOCATION

Add more personality to your photos by choosing the location of your session!  Whether it's the local coffee shop or a local park where you first met your soon-to-be spouse, let us know if there is a place that is sentimental to you!  If you have a theme in mind (woodsy, beachy, city) I have plenty of locations that I can suggest.


SCHEDULING

Sessions are scheduled 4-6 months in advance.  Cancellations and reschedules must be made via email or phone at least 48 hours prior to your session.  Deposits are non-refundable, but can be put towards a future session.  If weather looks iffy, I will make a game time decisions a few hours before the session.  It is much better to reschedule than to get stuck in the rain!


PAYMENT

If your engagement session is not included in the wedding package chosen, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required in order to secure your date.  The remaining 50% of your balance is due two weeks prior to your session.  If you do not take advantage of an included engagement session, a day after session or trash the dress session can be substituted.  This needs to be done within six months of your wedding date.


WHAT TO WEAR

Wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident!  Patterns, bold colors, and accessories photograph really well.  Feel free to get creative with your wardrobe!  A change of clothes is also welcome.  Feel free to do a casual look and a more formal look.  Ladies, if you plan to wear heels be sure to bring a pair of flats to walk from one location to the other in.  Comfort is a must!


STYLE TIP:  While it's great to compliment your future spouse in photos, by no means do the two of you need to wear matching outfits.  If your other half is more comfortable in solid colors, try choosing something with a little texture.  Patterns are a great way to add contrast to your images.  Be creative and let your unique personality shine through!