She said, "Yes!"

"If I'm getting pictures taken at my wedding, why do I need engagement photos, too?"

There is no doubt you will treasure your wedding photos, but engagement photos capture you in a more everyday style. We can recreate the moment he asked, choose a location that is special and unique to you, or we can magazine-style the session and come up with something super creative and fun!

An engagement session gives you two a chance to get comfortable in front of a camera without the wedding day butterflies. It can feel awkward to be photographed, especially when you are trying to be candid or romantic, so this session gives you a "trial run" to learn how to relax, what to do with your hands, and how to pose with each other to look natural on your wedding day.

It is very important to choose the right wedding photographer, so the engagement session is an opportunity to see if we fit. Engagement sessions are included in my wedding photography packages, but if you're not quite sure, you can book a stand-alone engagement session first. We will get to know one another so that when I walk into the getting ready suite on the day of your wedding, you will be greeting an old friend instead of meeting a stranger.

As you plan for the big day, you will probably build a wedding website, design save-the dates, create a guest book and need printed photos for your engagement party and bridal showers. Rather than use mismatched snapshots from your phones, you will have beautiful, professional images for all your wedding needs.