Engagement Photos

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Did your FI finally propose? and now you are engaged? Well, congratulations on that! You will most certainly want some really cool and unique engagement and pre wedding photos of you and your DH to be. You want images and photographs that tell your story and reflect your personality! My photos will make you smile, laugh, cry and be proud to show your family and future wedding guests.

I shoot many of my engagement and pre wedding photos in San Francisco. However, this is not a definite. In fact, I can shoot your engagement photos anywhere you want. Just keep in mind that anywhere outside of my normal service area may require a small travel fee. Sometimes, it’s good to check out my wedding packages and prices as well. Your engagment shoot may be included in the package you are looking at. I also do engagement photos who have not yet made their decision to hire me as their wedding photographer. This is somewhat of a tryout or audition to see how well we can work together. This is totally cool with me and I encourage it. Some brides and grooms hire me to do engagement photos even if they have already hired their photographer. Reasons may include that your photographer is a DESTINATION PHOTOGRAPHER coming from out of town, or the opposite, you are getting married out of the area and want to do your engagement photos here. If you really love my style of photography, I LOVE to travel for DESTINATION ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS.

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THE CONCEPT:

The concept behind a pre wedding engagement session / engagement photography is to capture this most exciting moment in your life. It is my goal to capture the emotion you show on your face and [to a lessor extent], incorporate the background and scenic beauty of the location into your engagement photographs. My artistic and creative input has an impact on the final product, but mostly it’s all about the future bride and groom.

As this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times of your life, my job is to capture this exciting time in pictures. The love that you feel for one another is key, the laughter, the playfulness, will all be apart of your fun and exciting engagement photography session. Often, the best photographs are the ones where I direct you very lightly, such as asking you to walk toward the camera and look at one another. These engagement photos are very natural and organic. The diference with my art is the lighting, angle and overall composition of the shot.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S CONNECTION:

The future bride and groom’s connection with the photographer will be the key to getting the most natural and organic pre wedding engagement photos. They key to my success is the fact that I will make you feel very relaxed and at ease in front of the camera. The simple fact is that many people do not have their photos taken professionally often, if at all. I’ve had many couples who NEVER had any professional photos taken. So there is an anxiety on the couples part….how should I act? will I look stupid?…and what do we do? are all common questions that I hear often. Couples are pleasantly surprised by the relaxed nature of my engagement sessions. As a I said, I do direct, but very lightly as I want your personalities to show and translate through the lens. After the first 10 minutes, you will feel relaxed enough with me to let your guard down and be yourself. When you look at my engagement photography you might be thinking….’they don’t look so fancy or special’. But if you look closer at the emotion of the face, the couple is having a great time, and enabling you to have a great time, is one of the many ingredients to the secret of my success as your trusted San Francisco Engagement Photographer.

COST:

My engagement photography rates are surprisingly low considering the high end nature of my work. I prefer to quote your pre wedding photography needs on a per couple basis, based on how many hours you want and where you want to shoot. Moreover, many of my wedding photography packages include an pre wedding engagement session, so that is another option you may want to consider.