Capture Your Magic!

If you're feeling camera-shy or awkward, don't worry! You're not alone. It's a common concern that we hear from many of our clients. However, the engagement session is the perfect opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera and become familiar with our direction. We'll guide you through the entire process, so you don't have to worry about a thing. And we promise you'll be amazed at how great you'll look in your photos.

You can schedule your engagement session at any time that suits you. If you're planning on sending out Save The Dates, we recommend booking your session nine months before your wedding date. And, just a quick reminder, Save The Dates should never be abbreviated as "STD"! HA!

For the best lighting, we recommend scheduling your session one-two hours before sunset. This is when the light is most flattering, and you'll get those beautiful, dreamy photos you've been dreaming of.

Congratulations on taking the plunge into wedding planning!! With the date, photographer, and possibly the venue decided, it's time to celebrate those important decisions and cross them off your list. WOOT! WOOT! Now, let's move on to one of the most exciting aspects of your journey - your engagement session!

While not mandatory, an engagement session is highly recommended. This pre-wedding shoot offers countless benefits that will significantly impact your big day. It's not only an opportunity to get some fantastic photos but also a chance to get to know us, understand my shooting style, and feel at ease in front of the camera. Trust us, I make it painless and fun!

Preparation is Key

Set the Date, Time, and Location

Schedule your engagement session at least 3-6 months before your wedding day to avoid last-minute stress. Consider choosing a location that holds sentimental value for you as a couple. If you're unsure, we can help you decide. Shooting during sunrise or sunset ensures the most beautiful, glowing light for your photos. Just note, that sun may hide in the gloom of the PNW.

Schedule Hair and Makeup Appointments

Make the most of your engagement session by testing your wedding day hair and makeup look. Schedule a trial with your artists and see how it photographs.

Clean Your Ring

Don't forget to give your engagement ring a quick cleaning to make it sparkle for its close-up!! A simple scrub at home or professional cleaning will do the trick.

Pick a Fun Post-Session Date Night Spot

After completing your engagement session, celebrate the love with a fun post-session date night! Reserve a table at your favorite restaurant or try out a new spot to create more cherished memories together.

Review the Style Tips Guide

We will provide a style guide to assist you in selecting the perfect outfits for your session. Take the time to review it before going shopping. These tips can be incredibly helpful and may point out aspects you hadn't considered.

Get Your Nails Done

A fresh mani-pedi adds a touch of elegance to your engagement photos and lets you showcase your beautiful engagement ring. It's also a great opportunity to try out the nail color you plan to wear on your wedding day.

Pack a Bag

Prepare a bag with essential items to ensure your engagement session goes smoothly. Include additional outfit options, flats or flip-flops for walking between photo spots, makeup for touch-ups, water (for warmer sessions), a coat or cover-up (for colder sessions), and any personal items you'd like to incorporate.

Embrace the opportunity to connect with us, showcase your love, and create stunning images that will be cherished forever. With careful planning and a relaxed attitude, your engagement session will be a wonderful experience and a valuable practice run for your wedding day!!! So, get ready to shine and capture your love story in the most beautiful way possible!