Engagement sessions 800
Discounted rate for wedding + engagement couples
Photographing engagement sessions is something I cherish! There is such a brief window between proposal and wedding day that it is a time in your life that deserves to be photographed! Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know your photographer and also a wonderful way to ease yourself into the professional photography experience.
I love working with my engagement session couples to choose the perfect location to capture your natural interactions, and I work closely with you on timing for perfect light and weather. If you’re looking for pretty spring blossoms, I keep an eye on the season and where they are blooming so that we can schedule for the most ideal timeline. If you are looking for fall foliage, I likewise pay attention to where the trees are turning colors in various areas of the city.
You may be wondering why engagement sessions are an important part of your wedding photography package. After all, perhaps you feel a bit awkward getting in front of the camera more than you 'have to'. That's perfectly normal!
Engagement sessions are a great way to ease into the wedding photography process, so that your wedding images truly feel like 'you'! After your engagement session, I deliver images in a high-resolution gallery with print rights. I also ask my couples to tell me your favorite images from the session, so that I can translate your style directly into your wedding images as well!
I have photographed hundreds of couples and have found lots of ways to work with all different personality types over the years. Whether you are Instagram pros or introverted, I will tailor your session to your style and preferences. I can also offer my expert opinion on what to wear and what locations would be a great fit based on the season, style, and feel that fits you!
As with all of my images displayed here, your gallery will be beautifully-lit, crisp, clear, and true-to-life. I'm always looking for unique backgrounds that are also simple and draw the attention to you as a couple. I love color, architecture, and the Pittsburgh scenery in engagement images. I photograph my couples to look as if they are the only people around, even if there is a crowd. I also love photographing my sessions with a shallow depth-of-field (blurry backgrounds), to again draw the attention in my images to you - my beautiful couple!
With all of my experience comes a vast knowledge of what to do and what not to do! I can customize your engagement session to your personalities and style based on how you like to dress, what kinds of images you're drawn to online, and the season. Some of my couples like to have engagement sessions that are similar to their 'wedding vibe', while others like to go for a completely different look. Depending on your needs I can offer location ideas and timing suggestions for the best light! I also know what colors and styles look best on camera and can provide input on outfits as you put them together.
It's not every day that most of us get in front of a professional photographer for a photo session. It can be a little nerve wracking and feel awkward to start! I know - I've been there too! While I'm a true professional in all that I do - I'm also just a normal person who loves getting to know others. I truly want to talk with you and get to know you as a couple - meeting people is one of the highlights of my job! As we chat I am able to discern what types of poses would fit your personalities and move into prompts and styles that make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. One of the biggest compliments I get is from the gentlemen that I work with who may not be excited about photos from the start, but by the end they say "That was fun! And so easy!"
Studio Property sessions are also some of my favorites! You get access to over 50 acres of property, where we photograph you in the best light around! There are numerous places at the property for variety in your backgrounds, and you get to enjoy a private session with no on-lookers or bikers coming through :) The map below showcases some of my favorite spots on the property. Take a look!
Wedding Couples can add Engagement Session into package at discounted rate
Don't let this fleeting time in your life slip away - reserve your engagement session today. Fall and summer dates are especially popular!