Are you searching for an Engagement Photographer? If yes, you likely just got engaged.
Hi, welcome here; we are so happy to meet you! If you are considering an engagement session with us, we first suggest you check our work to ensure you love our style. And indeed, we have something special; here are some pieces of information to help you prepare for your own engagement photo shoot and learn about our photo delivery process and rates.
Important information might be that engagement sessions are included in most of our wedding collections. So if you pay for an engagement session with us and decide to hire us for your wedding, your price will be lowered!
“An engagement session ALWAYS builds trust between you and your photographer. Building confidence in this relationship early on positions us as friends on the wedding day. You already know me, and I know your taste, style, and energy, and we have already established our comfort level months before the event. As a result, you will be a more relaxed couple with better expressions and a far easier wedding day than if I just showed up cold for the first time,” said Jan Freire.
PERFECT ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS CAN AND SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
We also suggest preparing a surprise proposal, which you probably did already. Let’s chat if not. In any case, you deserve a unique engagement session; for that one, you can and should be prepared. We must acknowledge that the personality and energy of your engagement photographer significantly impact your shot experience and the quality of your engagement session.
YOU MAY ASK, WHAT ARE EXCEPTIONAL ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS?
Well, a simple answer is that great engagement photos are pictures you will fall in love with for the rest of your life. Memories of that magical connection between you and your loved one shared in beautiful locations.
Remember, preparation is the key. As a perfect inspiration, we prefer Pinterest. Check our Pinterest account for an Engagement inspiration board, Engagement Styling tips, or our engagement pictures. We are sure that you will find some great ideas. It should be about you as a couple, about your own style of spending free time and hobbies.
And now, let’s go through some factors that determine the success of your engagement session.
We believe that you should choose a location that has some significant meaning for you as a couple. The site where you met or where you both spend a lot of time. Or just a place which you love! It could be something as fancy as Vizcaya or Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, but it can also be your own apartment, bed, backyard, or a frozen yogurt shop on Las Olas, where you met for the first time.
As an inspiration, I just finished the best article about Engagement Session Ideas in Miami, and you can find it here!
We have had a couple from Miami who wanted their engagement session done at Grand Central Station in Manhattan because they met there a couple of years ago, although their big day was held back in Miami. Location is determined only by your imagination and your budget.
If you want more locations, remember one rule. More sites mean more photography coverage and more variety, and more fun.
The style is perhaps supposed to be the first one because the style will actually determine the location. And maybe not… This is entirely up to your own decision and taste. Some couples are classy and prefer pure fashion or glamour style of their photoshoot, including a team of stylists (we are the best match for these couples). Other couples are romantic, and they want something like a gondola ride in the canals of Venice (we love that too) and other ones like the beach, and they would wish to have rainy weather and big waves at the Jetties (we love and did it also, but ask our cameras what they think). This is all about your preferred style, and you should choose a location together.
PROPS AND OUTFITS
Props are a fun way to add spice to your Engagement shoot, energize you as a couple, and distract from camera awareness. But it’s about the right props. Not-related props can actually do the opposite. Let’s say you both are musicians. Then the guitar will work. If you don’t have anything mutual like a musical instrument, the perfect prop could be a bottle of champagne or balloons.
Regarding the outfit, it’s a matter of style and location. I assume you won’t wear a tuxedo for the ocean engagement session; however, that would be a bold move and fun! The golden styling rule is simplicity — one color, colors matching together, no patterns or multicolors.
You can upgrade your outfit to more elegant if you choose a fancy location. If you do the beach, the best choice is always white on white. You also can select elaborate props, like pink balloons with pink cotton candy or a red Ferrari.
THE MOOD AND THE KISS
As we mentioned before, the engagement photographer you choose and his personality and energy have a significant impact, but that’s still not a 100% package. The mood is an essential factor. Fundamental rule … take a good and long sleep.
Yes, we’ve experienced crazy things, like a couple that came after looooong party night dirty, with dark under-eye bags. That session was saved by our photographer, but we are sure you do not want to copy them.
And now the kisses. Oh, we are all about kisses and are getting phone calls from our couples to repeat their engagement session just because they really enjoyed a couple of hours of constant kissing. Many times it goes beyond simple kissing, and passion sprinkles around. That’s the engagement shoot we, as Engagement Photographers, enjoy most.
We offer two different approaches to pricing. You can either choose from our packages or go à la carte. You can check it on our engagement sessions page.
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