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Engagemnet session planning

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Location + Timing


Engagement sessions usually last between 60-90 minutes. I like to scheduled them approximately 90 minutes before sunset.

  • 30 minutes for details (dress, florals, shoes, rings, veil, stationery, fragrance bottle, tie, cuff links, pocket square, vow books, etc)
  • 30 minutes for finishing hair + makeup touches
  • 30 minutes to get into your outfit and do any first looks with your wedding party or family members.

It is super helpful if both partners are getting ready in the same location. If not, no worries! My second photographer will either start off with the off-site group and then head over to your venue.

Tip: Have all of your detail items, including your partner’s, in one place. A shoebox or bag is perfect, and makes receiving the items you want photographed seamless.

Another Tip: Remove all of the extras so that I can photograph your outfit.

  • For dresses this includes: removing tissues paper, cardboard, and pins from your gown, and any ribbons that your alternations specialist may have tied on your bustle.
  • For suits: please remove any tags and keep all items such as a vest, tie, pocket square, et al. together. Fancy socks? Make sure you include those, too.

Clothing + Outfit Choices


Most couples like to choose one dressy and one casual outfit. Some choose just one, or some choose two casual outfits. I recommend finding clothing that you feel good in.

  • Avoid logos and small patterns. Small patterns can look extra busy in print, so be mindful of what you’re choosing. If you have a dress or shirt with a pattern, try to ensure that the rest of the outfits are print-free.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Your engagement session is an adventure, and we’ll be exploring your location.
  • I always suggest coordination over matching. Gone are the days of identical outfits. Let’s create photos that are harmonious.

Tip: Have all of your detail items, including your partner’s, in one place. A shoebox or bag is perfect, and makes receiving the items you want photographed seamless.

Another Tip: Remove all of the extras so that I can photograph your outfit.

  • For dresses this includes: removing tissues paper, cardboard, and pins from your gown, and any ribbons that your alternations specialist may have tied on your bustle.
  • For suits: please remove any tags and keep all items such as a vest, tie, pocket square, et al. together. Fancy socks? Make sure you include those, too.
need some inspo?

Check out Marie + Kyle’s winter engagement session.

A winter engagement session, and family who happily wrangled the cutest puppy.