Engagement Session 411

Should we do an engagement portrait session?  What do you suggest?

Yes, absolutely!  We highly recommend it.  That will give us a chance to have some fun and get to know each other better, and more importantly, you get some awesome photos to share with your family and friends prior to the wedding day!

Do you include the engagement session in your packages?

Yes, the engagement session is included in our Wedding Collection.  For destination weddings, if we are not able to schedule the engagement session at home prior to the wedding, we can do a day-after session at your destination.

Which location is best for the session?

If the session is in your hometown, you can choose places that are significant and meaningful to you, such as the place that you met on your first date or the school that you both went to, or your favorite weekend hangout spot.  If you are having a destination wedding, then we will scout out a location together.

What should we wear?

Anything that you feel comfortable in, and depending on the location, you can either dress it up or down.  Both of you don’t have to be completely matching, but it is a good idea to wear colors that are coordinated or complimentary.  As a general rule, we do not recommend wearing anything that could be distracting, such as logos, large prints and stripes.

What style of photos will we expect from an engagement shoot?

Like our wedding photography, the session will consist of both candid and formal portraits. We prefer a style of photography where you look relaxed and natural, and even with our formal portraits, we take care to make sure you do not look too posed or stiff.

Day-After Session 411

What is a day after session?

It could be any number of things: a traditional bride & groom portrait session, a “trash the dress” session.  If you have a destination wedding, it can serve as a replacement of an engagement session, or can be thought of as a honeymoon portrait session.

Is the day after session included in your packages?

If we are unable to schedule an engagement session, then the day after session will be included in our Wedding Collection.  If we have already done an engagement session, then this session is available a la carte.

How is this different than the engagement session?

The engagement session is usually more casual whereas the day after session is a little more formal since you will most likely be in your wedding attire.  It will also be a fun session to kick off your honeymoon as well.