Engagement & anniversary portraits for couples.
A blend of contemporary and photojournalistic photography.
Engagement & Anniversary Photography
You're in love. Whether you're dating, just engaged, or celebrating many years of marriage, every couple needs some beautiful photos to capture their love! You have a unique story to be told, and my goal is to help tell that story with beautiful images.
When I photograph your engagement or anniversary photos, I'll help you pick just the right location, outfits, and style. Props that help tell your love story are welcome too!
Choosing the right photographer is an important decision! Let's get together and have tea - I'd love to meet you and talk about your love story and your ideal photos.
How would you describe your photography style?
I have a very soft, warm style of photography. Very much a blend between photojournalistic and contemporary styles. While I do have articificial lighting equipment just-in-case, I tend to use natural light as much as possible. Sunlight is my best friend, and I work warm rays into each portrait I can. I take a mix of candid and posed photos. I'll edit the photos with a softer, vintage tone, and sometimes throw some black & white shots in there too!
Where will you take our photos?
I don't have a studio, so I'm all about on-location photography. We have so many options! I want to help pick a location that really fits your personality. We could go to a pretty park or garden, walk the urban streets of a city, hike through some hills and forests, or head to the beach. And so many more choices! Be sure and let me know what your preferences are, and I'll make a list of suggestions for great places.
Do you offer prints and albums?
Yes! I can design a number of different types of albums: sign-in books, storybook albums, and flushmount albums. They come in a variety of styles and sizes, so you're sure to find something that fits your needs and budget. Prints are also available (including speciality prints like canvas). Ask me for a price list! Once you receive all your photos you can decide what you would like printed.
Can we book an engagement session before deciding on wedding photography?
Absolutely. In fact, I highly recommend it. An engagement session is a great way to get to know each other, and for you to get comfortable with my photography direction and style. If you love the photos and want to keep working with me, then we can talk about also booking your wedding!
What equipment do you use?
I shoot on two Canon 5d Mark II's. My favorite lenses to use are the 50mm and the 135mm; and my macro lens for the ring shots. I also have a traditional wide angle lens, and a zoom lens, so I'm prepared to capture every type of shot. I'll also bring external flashes with me for those times when the natural light isn't bright enough.
Where are you located?
I live in Lodi, California. But I'll travel almost anywhere in Northern California!
How many images will we receive?
A standard engagement session will last about 1-2 hours (though we can go shorter or longer - whatever works best for you!). You'll receive anywhere from 35-65 photos, depending on how long the session is, and how many locations we visit.
Have more questions? Let's meet up and have tea together!