Just a few things to help you out!!
Whether you said, "I Love You" for the first time, yesterday, or 50 years ago, documenting your love in photos is always an awesome idea.
Whether you're a wild and crazy couple, always making each other laugh, or a more private and quiet couple who enjoys sharing intimate moments - or, maybe you're a little bit of both? Either way, it's awesome and we'll document it.
These sessions are a great opportunity to take a break from the stresses of everyday life. We'll focus on the connection between you two, rather than on positions and posing (don't worry though - you'll look awesome!). It's almost like a date; I make THE BEST 3rd wheel, EVER! By the time we're done, you'll have had an awesome day of connecting with each other and you'll be ready for a date without me.
Your engagement session can be held just about anywhere - book shops, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, parks, alleyways, in your kitchen, on a hike, a picnic in a field, on a boat - all I ask is that it has relevance to you guys as a couple. :)
What to wear!?! (click here for more ideas)
Rule #1 - Be Comfortable. You are too awesome to be hampered by uncomfortable clothing. Plus, we'll be moving around, standing, walking, sitting - wear something that makes you happy. If you have a favorite outfit that makes you invincible BRING IT!!!
Talk to each other: (Duh, right?) DON'T match. But DO coordinate. Wearing clothes that are the same level of dressiness is really as "matchy" as it needs to be. You guys already look like you belong together. You don't need matching outfits for that.
Flatter yourselves: Feel free to play up your assets. If you have great legs, don't hesitate to show them off! If you have an area of insecurity, think about how you can minimize that with your outfit choice. Scarves /jackets are awesome accessories that can totally help highlight the best version of you. If you have insecurities that you want to share with me - please do. BUT, you're not allowed to do it during your session. Let's get that out of the way beforehand, so it doesn't bring us down on session day. :) I will be sending you a personal email or giving you a call, once you've booked, to talk about your goals.
Consider COLOR: Most people look their best in certain colors (mine are blush and green). Although I love hiding in black clothes as much as the next guy, it tends to be a tough color for photographs. And again - you don't need to match your partner. If you look awesome in yellow, but he doesn't - mix it up.
I think if ripped jeans, tshirt, flats & a coffee are TOTALLY YOUR THING, and you feel comfortable and confident in that then it's perfect. Which is really all that matters!
Please make sure you read the "Terms and Conditions" page for all the deposit and session formalities.
Booking and Rescheduling
A 40% booking retainer (excluding weddings - see Traditional or Elopement Page for pricing & retainer details), required of all sessions, is nonrefundable. Rain dates for outdoor sessions will be rescheduled at the convenience of the client & photographer. Clients are permitted one rescheduled session if rescheduling request is made at least 48 hours before the session. After one permitted rescheduling, any further rescheduling will require an additional booking fee of $50 to hold your spot.
Premium Engagement Photography
~ 3 hour photo session ~ 2-3 Locations of your choice ~ 2-3 outfits ~ Photo release form ~ 50 edited Hi-Res digital photos ~ $75 Product Credit (for albums, prints, etc) from your online personal gallery.
Traditional Engagement Photography
~ 2 hour photo session ~ 1 Location of your choice ~ 1-2 outfits ~ Photo release form ~ 40 edited Hi-Res digital photos ~ $50 Product Credit (for albums, prints, etc) from your online personal gallery.
Signature Mini Engagement Photography
~ 1 hour photo session ~ 1 Location of your choice ~ 1-2 outfits ~ Photo release form ~ 25 edited Hi-Res digital photos
Mini Engagement Portrait Package
~ 30 minute photo session ~ 1 Location of your choice ~ 1 outfit ~ Photo release form ~ 15 edited Hi-Res digital photos
Online Photo Gallery w/unlimited Social Downloads
Professional Printing Packages available for purchase through complimentary photo gallery.