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Engagement tips


All About the Engagement Session

Engagement sessions are such a fun way to get to know each other and experience how I shoot. What I’ll learn about you during your engagement session is invaluable and you’ll be like, “we’ve got this!” on your big day because of the practice you had during the session.

Your engagement session can be scheduled anytime before your wedding day. I normally suggest booking it at least 3-6 months in advance to avoid stress.


Engagement Session Prep

It’s always a little intimidating to have your picture taken (unless you’re a model, then the camera loves you ha!). So here are some tips to help you prepare for your upcoming session!

Don’t try to match.

Try to pick outfits and accessories that coordinate + compliment instead.  

Bring 1-2 looks.

Most often, couples like to have one casual, everyday outfit and then one outfit that is dressier. This will give your shoot two totally different “looks”.  I recommend beginning with the dressy outfit first!

Empty your pockets!

Literally.  You don’t want to have key chains or phones showing through your pockets. (This is for the guys especially!)

Make sure you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing.

And ladies, if the top is super low cut, that will limit the amount of angles I can shoot from.

Ladies, get your hair and makeup done.

This is a fantastic opportunity to do a trial run and you’ll feel that much more confident!

Clean the ring!

I love to shoot a few rings shots while you change outfits!  The cleaner your bling, the better!


The sun is only out for so long! The later you arrive, the less time we have to shoot! And nobody wants that!


You don’t have to be a pro at this. I’m going to help you along the way and it’s going to be a blast! Enjoy this time together, and make a date out of it! Plan dinner afterwards and celebrate!!


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