Engagement session – frequently asked questions

What should you expect from your engagement session? 

When you arrive for your shoot, expect to have a ton of fun.  Engagement sessions are a great way for us all to get to know each other a little bit before your big wedding day!  It’s a relaxed atmosphere where we just hangout- and one of us just happens to be carrying a camera. :)  It’s quite common for couples to walk away from their session saying, “Woah, that was it!?  We had the best time!”

Will we travel to photograph your engagement session?

Most definitely we travel!  Please inquire for a detailed quote. 

Wondering how you will share your images with family and friends?

We put all of your images from your engagement session in an online proofing gallery. You can share the link with family and friends, and everyone has the option to purchase image downloads, prints and canvases.

Do you own the printing rights to your images?

If you purchased the digital negatives of the engagement session, then you do own printing rights to your images!  When you receive your digital negatives, your images have been color-corrected, cropped, sharpened, etc. In other words, none of our digital negatives ever go unedited.

Is Brooke the photographer at your engagement session, or would it be someone else (an associate)?

Brooke is always the photographer of your engagement session. 

Where will your engagement session take place?

We love to hear what your ideas are and if you have anything in mind.  Locations are always discussed prior to the session.  It is fun to collaborate and to think of ways we can make your session unique to you. No engagement session with us is ever the same. Also- be prepared for your shoot so we can start right on time!  We schedule your session when the lighting is best, so arriving on time to your shoot is very important.

Can you bring props?

It’s always fun to add a personal element to your shoot that manifests your love or represents the two of you in some way. Perhaps you want to bring your stack of Martha Stewart wedding magazines since you are in the planning process, or maybe you want to wear something from your favorite activity that you like to do together (hockey skates? bowling balls? travel books?).  Remember that we are always here if you are in need of some collaboration! With all that said, simplicity can be the best option and the most romantic.  We don’t need to add anything if you don’t wish to!

What should you wear?

Above all else, wear clothes that you feel comfortable in!  One outfit change usually works best. This way you can get two different looks from your shoot- something more casual and something more dressy.  Since your shoot will be scheduled during the best light of the day, time usually allows for only one outfit change.  Some color coordinating can work really well in photos.  For example, if your fiancé wants to wear a red plaid shirt, perhaps you could have a red belt on.  Layers, solids, patterns, bright colors, and neutrals all look great on camera. Steer clear of neons, crazy graphics on t-shirts, and large logos.

Feel free to browse the featured engagement sessions and blog posts on our website.  It may help you and your fiancé know what you’re in for (FUN!) and you can see what other couples have done with their outfits.

Any other questions? Contact the studio and we will get those questions answered!