An engagement session can be a lot of fun, and give you some gorgeous, casual images that you'll treasure for your whole life. But engagement sessions also have a sneaky secret: they're the best way to shake out those wedding nerves and get totally, 100% comfortable in front of my lens.
During your engagement session, we're getting to know each other! You have the opportunity to see how I work and to get used to my directions (and terrible puns), and I get the chance to feel out what helps makes each of you feel the most relaxed and comfortable.
I can't tell you how many times I've had a client tell me how glad they were to have done an engagement session with me. Having a professional photograph you is so different from any other experience with photography that you might have.. endured. ;) (did anyone else's mom yell for a "real smile"? Ugh)
Because Engagement Sessions are this powerful, I include them as a free gift when you book any wedding package. <3
Engagement sessions are done in the Lansing area- I have a ton of beautiful "secret spots" to fit the look that you're imagining, from cityspaces and alleyways to open fields and forests. Many of my couples choose to incorporate something meaningful to them into their session: an activity, sport, or hobby or a location that played a part in their history together.
Locations outside of the greater Lansing area are available for a small travel charge- I often shoot in the Brighton or Detroit area and even Grand Haven!
Sessions are available Sunday - Wednesday and are flexible in time of day (golden hour- the hour before sunset- is the very best for gorgeous, flattering light!). Most of the time they're about 1.5 hours long- and you're welcome to change outfits during the session for more variety if you like.
Your finished images will be yours to keep, with the rights to print, share, and post online.