Engagement sessions are a great way to work together before your wedding. While I don’t feel that I need to “practice” on my clients, I find that it’s confidence building for people to see themselves in professional photographs.
We photograph engagement sessions within 50 miles of Boston or Providence. Your contract may have different terms (e.g. to photograph in New York City). If you are interested in photographing outside of the 50 miles from Boston/Providence range, just ask and we can talk.
You can add an engagement portrait session at any time, even if it is not in your contract. We generally book engagement sessions 3-12 weeks out. From May – October, we photograph these sessions Monday – Friday. From November – April, my weekend schedule opens up from photographing weddings and I’m also available to photograph on many weekends as well. Because lighting is “everything” in portraits, it’s best to schedule sessions to start around 90 minutes before sunset.
Some helpful tips for engagement sessions….
You are welcome to bring a pet to our photo session. In fact, I love it! If you do bring a pet, consider having them there for just a portion of the time. Some people will bring a friend who can pick up or drop off a dog. If the dog is going to be there through the whole session, bring a friend who can handle their leash so that they’re not in every photo — it’s nice to have some photos with just the two of you.
Do not bring any bags, coats, large wallets, or change of clothes unless you have a convenient place to store them. Most of the photos we take are unposed and just the two of you walking around, and you don’t want to be carrying coats and shopping bags in the photos. I can put a small item such as car keys, a small wallet, or phone in my camera bag.