Engagement 411

Basic Engagement Session $250 (or $200 if you are currently a bride and groom)

Your session fee includes photography time, (2) desk prints (5×7/8×10) of your choice, a private ordering session and online proofing for 14 days.

For sessions outside the Lafayette area a travel fee is involved. CLICK HERE to pay for your session fee.  All session fees are due BEFORE we start photographing. Username: sessionfee11  | Password: photosarelove. Just give me a call at 765.477.2153 or email me to set up a day and time. I do most of my work Monday – Friday 9-5 but some evenings and weekends are open as well. It depends on the time of year and my wedding schedule.

This is where I get to know the two of you and how you photograph. It is included in some of our wedding coverages and available as an add-on. I think every couple should do this, it’s where you make some memories. The stuff that makes you remember, just why you are getting married in the first place! Go back to those feelings that attracted you to each other. Hug, touch, whisper, just spend time together without anyone around. Enjoy each other. I LOVE these sessions for the pure fact that you will get comfortable with my camera. Make a date and I’ll come along for the ride!

Questions? Just scroll past the pretty photo.

Where do we meet for engagement photos and when?

Where we meet totally depends on you. Remember, I’m a professional, I can find good light almost anywhere. Spend some time thinking about places that are important to you. Places you hung out a lot. Places you love. We can chat about it the week before and work out a plan of action. I also have a studio and 5 acres, so either way with weather, we’re good to go.

Do you have any suggestions on how many changes of clothes to bring?I was thinking something dressy and then something more casual…maybe 2 changes??

This sounds great! We can start with the dressy and then move on to something casual. I’ll tell you what I tell all girls, you know the jeans that make you look good? The ones you stand different in? The ones that make you feel beautiful and sexy and wonderful? Choose those and plan the rest of the outfits around them. Boots are good, heels are better. Textures are GREAT! The only thing to stay away from is something you or him probably never wear. Big bold STRIPES with loud logos. You want your photos to be beautiful, classic, sexy and fun. So, choose clothes accordingly. And keep in mind, you do not have to match, just don’t clash. 🙂

Also do you care if we do some with our dog? She’s part of our family now.

Of course I don’t care! Bring her! It sounds like fun. And she is obviously a part of your relationship, so you are thinking in the right way. Let’s include her and I know of a place we can go and the three of you can play. If we’re on location I suggest you bring a dog wrangler (friend) to take care of her/him when she’s not in the picture. If we’re at the studio maybe a way to keep her in the car or tied up when she’s relaxing.

Okay, my fiance has seen your work and he claims he’s not doing the “mushy stuff”. What if we look like total dorks just standing there?

Don’t worry! This isn’t about doing anything you don’t feel completely comfortable doing. Sure, we’ll take the safe shots for Grandma and the newspaper and your shower table. You know, the we stand here together, look at the camera and smile like we are wonderfully happy. That’s a must shot for EVERY e-session. But more than that, this is a time to be together, get used to me and my camera and basically just enjoy each other. I want you relaxed and just thinking about the person you love. Once you get there in that mood, the rest just happens. If you know he’s nervous about photos, or you are? Maybe drinks are in order? Let’s go have a cup of coffee first, or cocktails if you prefer. I’ll drink diet coke so your
pictures stay focused. 🙂

So, we take these photos, then what?

If you need one for an announcement for the paper, just email me the file number of your favorite.  I’ll email it directly to the newspaper. But think beyond the announcement. Think about fun ways to incorporate your images into your wedding. Maybe the program? Thank you cards? Slideshow? I love to see my images used in creative ways!

Anything else?

Email me any questions or concerns and I’ll add them here as well as email you back.  🙂

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