Wedding Planning Tips

Preparing For Your Engagement Session

Get Ready for your engagement session!!

This is probably the first time you’ve had your professional photos taken especially with your partner. Let’s make sure you feel confident and ready to have some fun in front of the camera!




Choose Your Outfits. I always tell couples to wear something that makes them feel comfortable and confident! Getting in front of the camera can be nerve-racking and I’ll do my best to make you feel good, but if you’re wearing something you feel AMAZING in its going to be so much easier!

We will start on time! Being a lover of natural light, my timing for your session isn’t a coincidence, it is scheduled so that we have the best lighting for your photos. (Trust me: I’m the girl looking at the sunset schedule a year in advance!) Please allow enough time when you find yourself planning and include time for travel or traffic. We will shoot until the sun sets, so if we begin a bit late, we won’t stay late! This just ensures that we are in the right place or the right light and will give you the best results!

Come prepared! A lot of my brides opt to get their hair and make up professionally done for their session. Make sure you allow enough time to enjoy that experience prior to the photos if you choose. If you want to arrive in your first outfit, we will get right to work (after a big hug and a little small talk!) Small details like having manicured nails to show off your ring and the right colored socks help ease stress, so consider setting out your outfits the night before and making sure you have every accessory you want photographed ready! If you need any help with outfit selection, let me know!

Feel free to bring one change of clothes: I love to offer the opportunity for an outfit change halfway through the session. This gives you the opportunity to get a few different looks and feels with your session while maximizing our time together. Many couples opt for one dressier option and one more casual option. Warning: You may need to change in your car, depending on where we are shooting! Just be prepared for the adventure! I’ll stand guard!



It’s more than okay to feel nervous! Please know that I do not expect you to be models. My job is to direct you in a way that helps you relax, feel natural, and be your true comfortable selves in front of my lens. You do not need to practice poses, study Pinterest pints or let the nerves take over. By the end of the session you will feel like Tyra Banks and wonder when your big break in modeling will come! Don’t worry if you are feeling nervous, I’ll be sure the end result is something you will love!

Location, location! If you have a location that is near and dear to your story, please don’t hesitate to tell me about it. I am true believer in telling your story in a way that is meaningful to the two of you but also remember that the session is about you as a couple and not where you are. There are beautiful places all around us, so if you’d rather me choose the location, I am happy to do so!

Props, puppies, etc! If you’re wondering about how you can make your experience personal and memorable, feel free to bring along any props that are special to you. I want your session to scream YOU, so if that means bringing your fur babe along or props that tell your story, please do! We can incorporate them into your photos in a fun way! Maybe it’s something from your proposal or a hobby you both love and share, maybe it’s a food you love or a bottle of wine that is special. Whatever you want in your photos, I’ll do my best to make it happen!




Now that you’re all ready to go for your session, let’s get it scheduled!

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That's us on our wedding day. The part we loved the most? The big group hugs, the tears shed, the belly laughs, and getting to share all of it with our friends and family. 

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