Memories & Legacy Photography | Engagement

~ Engagement Photos ~

Have you recently gotten engaged? Congratulations!

You deserve unique engagement and pre wedding photos! Photos that tell your own story. Photos that can make you laugh, cry, scream, smile, howl, and even kiss your fiancé.

Most engagement, pre wedding or bridal sessions are part of wedding packages. But they don’t have to be. Some couples want to audition us for their wedding, while others may be getting married in a different country and already have a wedding photographer.

Being behind the camera we see three essential elements of engagement / pre wedding photography. The emotions surrounding this period of time in your relationship, our communication, and the photography itself, with its artistic and technical aspects.

Creating a visual story of a couple’s love and all of the emotions surrounding their love is the whole point of engagement photos. This time in your life happens only once. Being able to work quickly means  not missing that single, telling instant between the two of you.

Great photos come from the connection between the photographer’s ability to create art and the couple’s ability to express themselves for the camera. Any particular photo may look completely candid, artistic, and fresh, but to some degree or another there is almost always some direction from the photographer in the mix. That’s where communication comes in. You need to be able to say what you hope for in the photos and we will exchange ideas with you. The photographer will sometimes “direct” you to lean this way or that, to shake it out to feel a little looser, to “hold it…that’s exactly it…that’s the shot!”

Obviously, everyone is different. Some people love being in front of the camera, others aren’t as comfortable. A good photographer must know how to deal with both ends of the spectrum and everything in between. That’s our job; getting an easy give-and-take going between us. It’s our job to help you relax, express who you really are, have fun with the camera, and actually enjoy the photo session. And it really can be fun!

What makes a photo unique? It’s photographer's ability to frame the subject.

Engagement Session:  (* Also included in some Wedding Packages.*)

  • A personal planning consultation where we meet to discuss your specific photographic needs.
  • 1-2 hours of the photographer’s time and talent at client’s location of choice.
  • Careful editing and color correction of select photographs.
  • Fee of 50 % is due at time of booking to hold your date.
  • Online private gallery for 6 weeks where you, your family & friends can order prints.

  • Online slideshow with music for 6 weeks.

  • Images ready in approximately 2 weeks & include 20 images or more.