your relationship is a story and it deserves to be told. whether you are engaged or not (yet), or have absolutely no plans to get married, i want to capture your love story in a way that is real and comfortable. nine out of ten couples typically don’t go around showcasing their intimacy to other people, let alone capturing it on camera. together, we’ll push through those awkward moments and create something magical. we will have fun. bonus: if you’re not afraid to hike up a mountain or take a dip in the lake, i’m your girl.
2 hours of photography coverage
skype or facetime consultation
one to two locations
high resolution online gallery
starts at $500.00
half a day of photography coverage
travel up to 75 miles
high resolution online gallery
starts at $800.00
what is an engagement or couples session?
engagement sessions are a time for you to show your loved ones how and when your relationship began and who you are as a couple. it is a time for intimacy, openness and playfulness. your session can be as simple as strolling through your favorite park, an early morning dip in the ocean, an in-home session, or climbing up a mountain to catch those last few rays of sunshine.
how does an engagement session work?
first, we set up a consultation (glad to meet ya over java/tea/vino/donuts. happy happy to! because you deserve a photographer that fits exactly what you need, and spends the time getting to know you, your fiancé and your epic love story. we'll chat about your vision, decide on a location that's important to you, and what I can do to offer you the very best. since the time of hiring, i'll be there with you to help you plan, offer suggestions, and make sure your session is truly awesome. i approach your session as a friend who offers cheesy jokes and will take a shot with ya, not just your hired help.
for the most part, my style focuses on real moments and your style, candidness and personality. i'm not here to force any uncomfortable poses or capture half smiles. i want to bring out the nature of your relationship - the real good stuff. I want you guys to be fully yourselves, whether that be not keeping your hands off each other, settling into the quiet moments, or goofing off and slapping butts. I'm here to help be a guide, but mostly to observe and find amusement in who you two are.
what happens during our session?
my biggest request is that you enjoy your time with your fiance. while you two are loved up, i am scouting your location for the best light, backdrop and framing. during your session, i do my best to make sure that what i'm capturing is reflective of who my couples are and what emotions are present.
do not feel anxious about posing or being in front of the camera. remember, this is suppose to be a fun, relaxed and an intimate time to share between the two of you. and! if the anxieties won't quit, I'll be there to offer a shot of whiskey or a terrible dad joke.
where should we do the session?
your engagement session isn't just about getting some nice pictures for your save-the-dates, it's about documenting another part of your story outside of the wedding. choose a location that matters most to you, one that combines your passions, and one that we may not necessarily be able to recreate on your wedding day.
what can we do with our photos? can we post them on social media?
these photos can be used for personal use, both formal and informal. add them to your wedding album or guestbook on your special day. use them for your save-the-dates, invitations or thank you notes. and of course, they look awesome framed in your home.
duh, i love social media. once your photos are delivered and downloaded, we now share the rights and you can use them for whatever personal use you'd like. i just ask that you don't edit or add filters to them since I've already done all of the editing for you. and if you give me photo credit, i'll love you forever always.
what should we wear? should we bring props? we really love our dog.
it's always great to bring two outfits to your engagement session. my best tip? color coordinate without "matching." clothing choices should reflect your personality, chosen location and aesthetic so it's important to know your vision for the session. it's also common to choose a theme that incorporates the season, your favorite things, etc.
adding props is a plus! if something has meaning, bring it to your session.i once photographed a couple who met playing soccer so they brought a ball to play with. want flowers? go for it. want to bring your dog? even better.
what about fees, cancellations or rescheduling?
i request a retainer, or "booking fee", before your session. it is 30% of your total cost and is non-refundable. if you need to reschedule a session (i.e. weather, sickness, etc.) i'm happy to accommodate to your schedule but request at least 24 hours notice. if you choose to cancel your session, there's no additional charge but please note you will not be refunded the retainer fee.