Engagement sessions are a great way to commemorate your engagement, create images to decorate your wedding venue with, practice being in front of the camera, and also to simply capture more happy moments together. For me, I always find they are a rewarding way for us to get to know one another, and to create a relationship so that you are more comfortable truly being yourself with me on your big day.
Many of my clients love my dramatic nighttime portraits, and want to create some of these during their engagement sessions. You can add this to your engagement session, too!Learn More
Do we need an engagement session?
If we don't use our engagement sessions, can we get a discount on our collection?
Where and when should we have our session?
Do we need a permit?
What should we wear?
How long is our engagement session?
When will we get to see our photos?
An engagement session is a great way to learn how to pose your bodies so that you look flattering for the camera, and so that your personalities show. It is also a way for me to help you communicate to me things you may love or be concerned about before the big day. Engagement sessions also give me the opportunity to spoil you a bit! Whether or not you choose to have an engagement session is up to you! About 60% of my clients use their included engagement sessions.
Engagement sessions are use it or lose it sessions, so unfortunately no. If, however, product is included in the collection you select, then you'll receive a discount based on the collection value of that product.
Us Chicagoans know that we are at the mercy of Mother Nature. But fear not! I have so many ideas and options for locations for your session. We'll work together to choose a location that best fits your personalities or your vision for your session.
All engagement sessions with me do need to take place on a weekday. If you absolutely need a weekend date, please know that there is a weekend surcharge.
Many locations require the purchase of a permit fee, or have an hourly rate. I'll help you with this process. While I am happy to make arrangements for you for these requirements, payment for all fees are your responsibility.
Go big or go home!
Along with your wedding, this is a once in a lifetime session that you'll want to make even more special by going all out with hair, makeup and wardrobe.
Don't worry! I'll help guide you!
Engagement sessions are about 1-1/2 to 2 hours in length. If you would like to upgrade your session to a fashion editorial session, a destination session, or a combination daytime/nighttime session, times do change quite a bit. Let me know what you're interested in, and I'll walk you through all of the details!
I aim to have engagement session proofs prepared within 1-2 weeks of our session.