Before the wedding
I don't like calling engagement sessions engagement sessions, so I call them "Pre Wedding sessions" instead.
I think the concept of "engagement session" puts too much pressure on the couple, and I like the option of having a photoshoot before the wedding as a "practice run" without the stress of the big day, but also as an opportunity to know what your love and relationship looks like through my lens.
1 hour session: Location selected by the photographer + 35 files to download for $350 + tax.
2.5 hour session: Location of the client's choice + access to a full gallery of edited images for $600 + tax.
Adventure session: Have you thought about taking a small trip and having a photographer to document the process? Perhaps a trekking, or a road trip somewhere else? Adventure sessions are just that. They can take a whole day, or a few hours. For all those spontaneous souls who are more into the journey than the destination. $1200 + tax and includes a photobook of the day.
I'm a vendor who works a little different than most others, more of a go with the flow type of person, and my services reflect that approach.
I feel that being in front of a camera can be a nerve-wracking experience that might take more time to some and less time to others, and as my commitment to respect individuality, I make myself available without time constraints.
And ideal session last around 2 hours, but I've had opportunities in which we have extended for up to 3 hours and multiple locations.
However, I offer a shorter version of this that lasts one hour, where I determine the location that best suits your vibe.
Engagement sessions always take place on sundays or weekdays but never on saturdays (because I have weddings during those day).
They also always take place at Sunrise, because it has the best light and there are no people around.
As a general rule, I am not a fan of props. While Pinterest always suggest signs, or little things to include, my goal as a photographer is to document what your love feels like, and what your relationship looks like, so I prefer a more natural approach called "life style" which focuses on you two, and not so much on other items, locations, or people.
The success of the session, will depend on the connection between you and how much I am able to connect with that intimacy, so the best tool for me is to get to know you. This is why I always ask couples to fill THIS form, even before start planning.
When it comes to outfits, I have a VERY simple rule: Wear what makes you happy.
I believe happy people always look their best, but if you need help styling yourself, I wrote a blog about it.
Find it HERE.
How to book my services: Contract + Payment
If the above sounds good to you and you want to move forward and hire my services, I will require you to sign a contract, and submit the full payment upfront.
If you need help paying the session, I can divide the total amount in 2 payments at your request: the first at the time of booking, and the second payment the day of the session in cash.
Once these two are submitted, you have officially booked my services, and scheduled the date.
If the weather gets between us, we will communicate the need to reschedule ahead. I usually roll with whatever happens (rain or shine), unless your safety is compromised. Safety always comes first.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch and ask me.