The engagement session is a fun time for all of us to get to know each other.  We get to see how the two of you interact and you are able to start getting comfortable in front of our cameras.  Your session will typically last an hour and a half, but we’re not watching the clock.  We’ll wander and play and capture this special moment in your lives.




What you wear is key for a successful session!

  • Clothing compliments who you are as a couple, speaks to the environment in which the session is taking place and should be as unique as you are.
  • Choose a palette of 3-4 colors and mix it up. You want a cohesive feel, but without being overly ‘matchy-matchy’.
  • Consider having one casual outfit and one dressy one.  
  • Solid colors are best, so try to avoid busy patterns.
  • Girls, jewelry is fun but we want to make sure it falls into the background and doesn’t overpower your outfit.
  • Guys and Girls, remember nails and shoes are important and visible in pictures.
  • Text us a picture if you would like a second or third opinion!
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  • We definitely have ideas of beautiful locations in our area, but sometimes it’s fun to brainstorm a place that is special to the two of you. Was your first date for ice cream? Or maybe your fiancé proposed on the beach? Let’s go back! 
  • Consider the feel of your wedding and if you’re using these pictures as part of your decor. If the wedding is a formal event, perhaps we’ll go to a more manicured garden or urban area.  If your wedding style is more casual and organic, an open field or natural forest may be the perfect spot.
  • Do you want to photograph at your wedding venue?  This can be a great option too. We’ll find new and beautiful spots on your wedding day that are different from your engagement shoot.  This can be a way to coordinate the style of both the wedding and engagement session so all of your pictures come together in a cohesive style.



Optional but beneficial!  

  • It’s the perfect time for a trial. Your makeup artist may or may not include a trial, but we think it may be well worth adding it for your peace of mind!
  •  Highlights and shadows are common words in both photography and the make up industry.  Your stylist can help create flattering definition in your face that is very similar to what we’re doing with light.
  • Coverage is key.  Heavier make up is preferred when being photographed, but it’s hard sometimes to know how much. Your makeup artist will know the ideal coverage amount, while still looking natural and appropriate for the environment. 
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