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 me, understand my shooting style, and feel at ease in front of the camera. Trust me, I make it painless and fun!

Preparation is Key

To ensure your engagement session is a resounding success, here's a handy checklist to help you prepare:

1. 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, I 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.

2. Review the Style Tips Guide:

I 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.

3. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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. <3

Embrace the opportunity to connect with me, 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!