— THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION —
Every single wedding collection I offer includes a complimentary engagement session. This is because I believe they are just as important as your wedding day + every couple should have this experience. Engagement sessions are more intimate and stress free. We have all the time in the world to hang out and take photos together. No crazy family members trying to pull you away from me or guests asking you to take a photo with you… it’s just US!!! We can talk about locations, outfits and ideas. Every couple has a different love story so after I get to know you we can create the perfect session for you both.
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Get comfortable + have professional images in your normal attire. Now you know what to expect on your wedding day!
F A Q
WHAT LOCATIONS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
That completely depends on who you are as a couple. More outdoorsy, adventurous couples I recommend a local park or somewhere near the water. Couples who prefer more architecture may like something downtown. Taking a look at my blog may give you some ideas too. Ask what’s personal to you as a couple… give me a list and I’ll help!!!
HOW MANY OUTFITS? WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
I recommend 2 outfits... one more dressy and one more casual. You can bring extras if you are unsure about an outfit choice. CLICK HERE for outfit tips!!! Pro tip: book your wedding makeup trial the same day as your engagement session + have a date night together after the session is over!
WHAT’S YOUR TURNAROUND TIME? HOW MANY IMAGES DO I GET?
My typical turnaround time for a session is 2-3 weeks. I’ll also blog your session so you have something to share with your friends/family. You will get around 30-50 edits with a print release, which you can digitally download and print on your own. If you want an album of your engagement session to use as a guest book, it will be an additional charge.
Where should I print my images?
I highly recommend printing from Mpix. Please avoid Shutterfly and pay the extra money to get QUALITY prints.
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE HAVE BAD WEATHER?
You’ll have the option to reschedule, but I may have very limited dates available. I do have a couple of clear umbrellas if you want to embrace the rain. Certain locations also have semi-covered spots too. If the weather is too hot or cold, I will reach out to you with other dates I have free.
— PLANNING YOUR WEDDING DAY —
Choosing your date + venue is obviously a necessity and soon to follow I recommend booking your wedding photographer (hopefully me) and your DJ!!! We book 1-2 years in advanced so our dates go fast. I’m fully booked for 2019 and it’s not even the new year yet. You also want to find your perfect dress at least 9 months before your wedding day. The best hair/makeup artists go fast as well and they typically book 1-1.5 years in advance. Here’s a list of my preferred vendors I love working with: Preferred Vendors
Pro tip: Ladies with summer + fall weddings… be sure to avoid tan lines that will show in your wedding dress. This also goes for your MOH and bridesmaids. Longer hair will help hide them, but it’s a major eye sore.
This is YOUR day
I’m here for you every step of the way