Engagement Session FAQ
When should we schedule our session?
You can schedule your session any time after you’ve booked with us. Some couples prefer to do an engagement session as soon as they decide to book with us. Others choose to wait until a little closer to their wedding. We recommend that you book at least one month prior to your wedding to ensure that your photos are complete if you’re wanting to use any at the reception. If you’d like a guestbook, you should book your engagement session for no later than eight weeks before your wedding to ensure the book will arrive on time.
When do you shoot engagement sessions?
Typically engagement sessions are booked Monday through Friday evenings, about an hour before sunset. Please note: Friday evening sessions are available only if the photographer’s schedule allows for that date. Sessions will not be booked if the photographer has a wedding that day.
Why don’t you schedules engagement sessions on the weekends?
With the high volume of weddings we do, unfortunately we are unable to offer weekend engagement sessions at this time.
Where will we go for the session?
Our engagement sessions are entirely on location. We let you choose where you want to go to make the session more personal to you. Should you have trouble thinking of a place you’d like to be photographed, we’ll give you some suggestions to help you decide. Something to think about would be what type of style you have in mind for your session. For instance, do you see yourself in an urban setting or somewhere more natural? Once you decide on that, it’s easier to choose a location.
How long is an engagement session?
Engagement sessions last for about an hour.
How many outfits can we wear during our session?
We allow you as many outfit changes as you wish within your session time.
How long do we have to wait to see the photos?
Engagement sessions are typically processed within 2-3 weeks of the session date. At that time they will be uploaded to a Pictage gallery and you will receive an e-mail with information on how to access your photos.
Can we have a DVD of the photos from our session?
A DVD of the images is not included in the package. However, it is available to you once you spend $100 in prints from your session. You’ll be able to view your images on your Pictage gallery and can either place orders straight from your personal website or through the studio. That DVD will come with a release form so you can make additional prints yourself.
Do you offer custom photo guestbooks?
Yes, we do offer guestbooks. If you’re interested, please call the studio and request more information.
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