Being engaged is such a fun time in life. It’s a small chapter where couples get to celebrate together as a couple and with their friends and family that they’ll soon be taking the next step to marriage. Engagement photo sessions are such a great way to come together and celebrate this time in life. Most of my couples tell me after the session that now it just feels “official”. I like to use the engagement session times to get to know my couples…especially if they’re nervous! Pretty well before EVERY session, they each say “We are the most awkward couple you’ll ever meet, and we’re super uncomfortable to do this”. To which I say, “Don’t you worry. I got this!” I like to throw on some music and just have fun letting you two be you. If I’m good at anything, it’s making people feel comfortable. It’s what i love to do! And then it shows in our photos. It also lowers their anxiety for the photography part on their wedding day because they can relax into knowing it’s fun.
Engagement Photo Sessions are also a really great way to create images for signature guestbooks or save the dates.
To plan engagement sessions, I’ll help you every step of the way from what to wear to location. I love shooting engagement sessions at the beach, parks around town if you want a more woodsy feel. Even our downtown/ riverside area has some really unique areas to photograph these sessions. So I’ll ask some questions, and we’ll get to planning.
I can’t wait to start brainstorming ideas with you and help you celebrate this really fun chapter of life.
Some of my favorite locations for engagement sessions:
Jacksonville beach pier, Hanna Park beach, Guana state park beach
Big talbot island, driftwood beach
Washington Oaks state park
Engagement session Fee: $500
1 hour session time, standard editing of images, download of all edited high resolution images
Weekend Shoot $50, More extensive editing (cost based on editing time) 4×6 $8, 5×7 $11, 8×10 $17