What to expect with your Seattle Engagement Session
Your Seattle engagement session will include 2 hours on location in Seattle or the surrounding area. The location will likely be a park within the Seattle area if you are getting married in Seattle. You can bring as many changes of clothes as you like, just remember changing time takes away from the time spent on your photos. After the engagement session is done, I will post an online gallery of high resolution images for you to pick your favorite 5 photos to be printed. One of these can be an 8×10 if you’d like, but the rest will be 4×6 or 5×7. You will receive all of the same images as low resolution (good for the web) digital files on a disc. The online gallery will remain viewable until one year after your wedding photos are posted in the same gallery. You can easily share this with your future guests or anybody else. You also have the option to order additional prints or other merchandise through the gallery!
Take a look at my Wedding Galleries to see what kind of photos you can expect from me as your Seattle wedding photographer. I also have a gallery of people that includes couples and engagement sessions in Seattle.
Why is an Engagement Session so important?
Not many couples realize this, but an engagement session really helps prepare people for having an entire day documented (this is especially true for the guys!). Imagine meeting your wedding photographer for the first time as you’re getting ready in the morning. That could be quite uncomfortable for everyone. If you’ve already met your photographer AND had photos taken by him/ her, you will have less to stress about on your wedding day.
Another reason why an engagement session is so important is because you can practice being in front of the camera. Sure, you can feel free to practice your diva or GQ pose, but I really mean that you can practice ignoring the camera’s presence. Ideally you will forget that I’m there on your wedding day, and just carry on as you would if I weren’t. This is hard for most people because we are taught to “say cheese!” at an early age.
Those two reasons not good enough for you? Want an obvious reason? Well, you have more photos of course! Perhaps you haven’t thought of what you can do with those photos though. Guestbooks, invitations, thank you cards, or even a little something for your guests so they know where to see your online gallery of wedding photos. Cool, huh? Don’t forget, you’ll also have a nice set of professional photos from your engagement session to choose from when you want to update your Facebook profile. 🙂
Additional notes on engagement sessions
***Engagement sessions that happen less than 1 month before the wedding date will require an additional fee.
*** Locations outside of the Seattle area will require an additional traveling fee depending on the location.
***Engagement sessions are available à la carte if you do not book your wedding with me.