The engagement session can be purchased as a separate session or included within your wedding package.
The engagement session offers the chance for a couple to become familiar with the photographer before the wedding and to receive some beautiful candid photos in a casual setting for them to keep. The session also allows us to talk about any special photography requirements before the wedding, for the couple to become comfortable in front of the camera and get a feel for what to expect on their big day.
An engagement session is also an ideal opportunity for the Bride to get her makeup done to make sure she is happy on the day and the images could be used for “save-the-date” invitations.
It is a good idea to bring along any props that you may like and to think about locations that would be suitable for you. Do you have a favourite park or beach, perhaps an open space or old buildings or any place that is important to you. We are fortunate that we have so many beautiful locations in Tasmania that are great for engagement photography.
The timing of the session is important too. Early mornings or late afternoons are the best as the light is softer and more diffused. Midday direct sunlight is the harshest light causing dark shadows and is not flattering for portraiture. It is also good idea to have your engagement session on a day off so you are more relaxed rather than race straight from work or an appointment and all tense.
Wear whatever you want that makes you feel comfortable and reflects who you are. Neutral colours or pastels also work very well and you can bring a change of clothes if you wish.