SHP Winter Series | The Value of an Engagement Session

Posted by / March 8, 2017 / Categories: Engagement, Weddings / -

In this installment of our Winter Series we’ll highlight the value of an engagement session.

Engagement sessions, or an e-sesh, as Sarah likes to call it, can last sixty to ninety minutes (or longer – if beers are in order after!). Sarah and the couple meet at a previously agreed upon location for these sessions. We encourage the couple to center the location choice around some of their favorite activities or their favorite locations. But don’t worry if you don’t have an idea or may be from out of town! We have many lovely local suggestions to offer.

When you inquire with us, you’ll notice that each of our packages includes an engagement session, but before you’re tempted to ask – no, we’re sorry, removing the engagement session will not lower the price of a package. We’re happy to explain why – engagement sessions are invaluable if we are working with you on your best day ever.

Working with our clients means getting to know them. It’s important to feel comfortable with your wedding photographer and be sure you come to share the same vision! Engagement sessions allow for an opportunity before the big day to understand what to expect and get comfortable working with Sarah. Sarah also gets to know you and the directions she may need to give to achieve the best photographs! Hanging out can also ignite creativity, and collaboration is always fun. These sessions also give our clients a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera and have some practice for the big day. Clients can even maximize this opportunity and plan their trial hair and makeup around engagement sessions.

An engagement session can be the best trial run for your big day, which will allow for less worry once it arrives. We think that’s pretty invaluable! Our engagement session adventures have allowed us to turn clients into friends, network with local businesses, and preserve our clients’ memories forever.

We’d thought it’d be fun to show some of our portfolio off in a different way this week! We picked some highlights from past engagement sessions and paired each one with a portrait from the couple’s wedding day. We truly find that getting to know our clients as best we can enriches our work and art as a whole and increases the quality of our work on their big day!


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