All About Bridals Journal

For photos that will last a lifetime, plan an engagement session

Oct 21
The most important decision you'll make in your marriage is to plan for an engagement session. Photos from your engagement session will last a lifetime, and can be passed down to generations. Planning the perfect engagement session is not easy. We've compiled all of them here.

Find the right photographer

To plan an engagement photo session, you should start by researching local photographers that specialize in this type of photography. To find the right photographer for you, check out their social media pages and visit their galleries. If they are, then you can contact them by email or phone (or both!).

Engagement sessions should be intimate with a photographer you feel comfortable around. You should create a list with local photographers. Then, reach out to them for information about pricing, samples, and any other details that will help you understand what it is like to work with each of them. Different photographs should be taken during different times of the day for every engagement session. Perhaps there will be photos in natural light and others that are lit by artificial lighting. Before signing anything, ensure that you have all of these details in your contract.

It is also a good idea to ask the photographer about their engagement session packages. So you are clear about what's included in your investment, so there won't be any surprises when it comes time for photos to be used on stationery or other items.


Theme planning

Are you looking for a theme for your engagement session? There are many themes that you could incorporate into your engagement sessions. It is important to consider the year, where it took place, and what colours you are drawn to. These themes could range from spring-themed beach sessions to mountain-themed engagements to those who live near the mountains.

Selecting your Location

Have you thought of a geographical location? Many couples would like to include their favorite places in an engagement photo. Some people love to incorporate the city where they met, while others like to include their wedding location. For engagements, you can also opt for park sessions that are held in late spring or early summer. So that these photos last for a longer time, we recommend picking locations with stunning scenery. Although there are many engagement photo options, we think that exploring new locations together is the best way to capture your love.

As long as you have a photographer willing to travel, engagement sessions can be held in any place or city. Also, it is important for the couple to know where they want to hold their engagement photos so they can coordinate with the photographer. You have many options. Remember to factor in how much time you will need for each location, and whether the photography works best in natural light. (Some photographers do better with sunlight).

Set a time frame (and a budget)

Before you book your engagement package, it is important that you have a plan in place. This will help you to choose a time and date that works for you. It is best to book your engagement session at least six months in advance of your wedding date. But, depending on your personal preferences and availability, it could be later or earlier.

Engagement sessions typically last around two hours. It depends on how many locations and activities you choose to include in your engagement shoot. Some people love going all day, while others need less content to keep their wedding budget under control. This is an important factor to consider when choosing the best package for your couple. Because it lasts forever, and they have memories from every special moment, many couples opt to spend this money on photography packages.