Engagement sessions are a wonderful way to capture the exciting time before you get married! It’s also a great way to know your photographer and loosen up in front of the camera before your big day comes along. I offer engagement sessions in all of my wedding collections because I want my clients to feel as comfortable as possible with me and themselves for their wedding day photos. Here are some tips for a successful engagement session!

Be yourselves.

This might be the first time you have your photos taken by a professional photographer, good news is you have your best friend/fiance with you! When I take photos of my clients, I prompt them to be themselves. I may offer suggestions on how to stand or where to put your hands so it doesn’t look creepy, Burt for the most part I just want you to be yourself. So go ahead, laugh, be goofy, romantic, whatever makes you…you!

Wear something comfortable!

This allows you to focus on your partner. If you wear something that doesn’t reflect your personality, it’ll come through in the photos. So pick an outfit that looks and feels like you!

Don’t Worry About How You Look

You read that right. Trust me, you look great! Remember, have fun and be yourself! Be happy, be in the moment and you’ll look great! I promise!

Location, Location, Location

Pick a location that means something to you. When you’re in your happy place, you’ll feel more comfortable and the photos will mean more to you. If you don’t have a particular place that means something, I can always suggest some cool locations!

Golden Hour

Golden hour is the best time to take photos! About an hour prior to sunset, the light is perfect and produces the best light for photos! I plan all of my photos about an hour prior to sunset for this reason. With a little bit of luck, we might even get a killer sunset!

Trust Me

This might be a little biased, but trust me. I may have some crazy ideas or do some weird things, but it’s because I see something cool that would make a cool photos. In other words, just ignore me and do your thing and I’ll do my thing. Even if it means laying down next to some dirty puddle. Good thing I got a tetanus shot not too long ago. That should protect me, right? Right?


I hope you find these Tips for a successful engagement session helpful! If you’re engaged, contact me! I’d love to chat about my availability, wedding collections and get to know you a little better!