engagement sessions

i include engagement sessions within my wedding packages because they're a great way for us to get together if we haven't already, before the big day! These sessions allow us to get to know one another even more + my relaxed style of shooting & posing. THese sessions are fun, and I'll have you guys laughing with each other for authentic smiles. AFTER WE BOOK TOGETHER, I SEND YOU A HELPFUL MAGAZINE GUIDE WITH TIPS TO PREPARE FOR THESE SESSIONS.

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engagement session style tips

  • I encourage you to reach out to the hair & makeup artist that you'll want booked for your wedding day so that you look and feel your absolute best!
  • Wear outfits that you feel great in, and take it up a notch with your style!
  • Remember, 'Pinterest' is a good reference for inspiration, but not something to be duplicated: we will create our OWN unique moments!


to ensure that we have an epic session together, please read so that we're ready!

can i bring my pet?

how many photos will i receive?
& what happens if i lose/delete my photos?

when & how will i receive my photo gallery?

can I select my photos?

tips for babies & little ones:

how long will this session be?

Of course! If your fur baby is part of the fam, and our location allows, bring 'em! I often recommend having an additional person to help you handle/watch the pet

When we spend up to an hour together, you'll receive 30-70 final images. Longer sessions come with more photos. Wedding galleries come with hundreds of photos. Each photo shoot is unique. I hand edit each image to enhance the beauty that is already present, and I provide minimal skin smoothening for close ups. Online galleries are kept up for a few months so that you have plenty of time to download your images. Once your online gallery expires, or you didn't save/back your images up - no worries. I can re upload your gallery for a small fee.

You'll receive a digital completed gallery within 2-3 weeks with a juicy preview shortly after our session together. High resolution galleries are emailed and easy to download and share with loved ones. Wedding galleries are completed within 3-7 weeks. Printed albums, canvases, and custom usb flash drives are available upon request. I strongly encourage you to back your photos up and print them as gorgeous art memories for your home!

Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep well before our photo shoot, and that nap time isn't around the same time. It's helpful if their bellies are full too! Bribes are good for the most part, like having a fav dry treat or a promise of ice cream afterwards ;) Oftentimes, I ask what the favorite songs, cartoons, or Disney characters are so we can have some fun audio ready.

Engagement sessions cover up to 2 full hours. We'll have optimal time for outfit changes and possibly an additional location if nearby. Couples' 'portrait sessions' booked outside of wedding packages usually cover up to one hour.

Part of my job is selecting, editing, and delivering the most flattering images for you. You don't have to worry about this. The pictures I don't deliver are repeats, unintentional blurry shots, obvious eye blinks, crazy faces, etc. Now, if there's a hilarious outtake pic that I think you'd enjoy just for the souvenir, you'll see it in your gallery ;) I don't withhold images that I think you'd enjoy!

For outdoor portrait sessions: If rain is in the forecast, we make the official decision of rescheduling the day before, OR the morning of. Weather can change on a dime, especially here in the Carolinas, so we wait to see. I give you enough time to reschedule and rearrange appointments, while also not missing our opportunity if the rain decides to go away. We can reschedule our session together within that same month, or within the remaining calendar year. On wedding days, we embrace the weather. Your day will be beautiful & special no matter what. I bring clear umbrellas for my couples, and I encourage you to make the photo memories even in a little drizzle.

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