Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know me. It helps out a lot on the wedding day if you already know me and my style and how I interact with the two of you. Plus if you know me, and I know you, you’ll be a lot more comfortable around me on your wedding day, and I can get images that better show your personalities and relationship.


First is first: BE YOU!


On the day of the shoot if you are not wearing clothes you would normally wear, you aren’t being yourself.  The purpose of the shoot is to capture you!  Don’t feel like you have to dress a certain way.  The most important thing is that you are comfortable and that you are wearing something that represents who you are.


For Ladies Consider this:

  • Outfits with sleeves are always flattering to arms and a pop of color never hurt anyone.  Just remember to accent your outfit with a great pair of shoes.
  • Consider a v-neck top.  V-necks and open collars elongate the neck and body and bring the focus to your face.


For Gentlemen Consider this:

  • A button down with a nice pair of jeans is a great go-to.  Button down shirts are also very versatile- you can roll the sleeves, wear it tucked in or untucked so don’t be afraid to throw a few options in.
  • Consider a collared shirt.  They frame the face and can be very flattering.




Bring at least two outfits.

* Always choose sleek, fitted clothes over baggy.

* Feel free to coordinate your look and wear complementary colors with others in the photo, but don’t try to match them.  Coordinated, but not matching.

* Clothes put people in context, so remember to dress for your location and theme. If you’re after a fun vibe, wear things that pop, if you want a more formal vibe, then go for a suit and dress.

* Don’t be afraid to wear things that ‘pop’ such as chunky jewelry, fun shoes, a brightly colored blazer, belts, hats, scarves etc.

* Bring props if you want! If you play an instrument, have a hobby, have a favorite article of clothing or just a meaningful item, bring it with you. These personal items add an extra flair to your look.  

Remember to get your nails done!  Especially for Engagement photo shoots, your ring will be a focus!




* Don’t over tan.

* Don’t go for solid white button down shirts for the two of you.  We want coordinating not matching.

* Don’t wear clothes that are too tight.

* Don’t have your hair cut the week of your session. Schedule hair appointments at least a week in advance for a more natural look.

* Don’t forget to iron all wrinkles out.





  • Rich colors and dark colors are always slimming.
  • Something with a little pop always photographs well, but if your favorite shirt is white or off white – don’t be afraid to wear it.


  • Are you die-hard Saints fans? Wear your jerseys! Do you enjoy cooking together? Tie on your aprons!  These photos should capture your relationship at this moment in time, so show who you are as a couple!


  • Yes, like smile and laugh and flirt. You’re getting married! It’s joyous!
  • Show your colors. My job is to capture you both totally in love and totally excited for the big day.
  • The moral of this story is to be COMFORTABLE! Have fun, and be yourself! All of the above are just suggestions and you can take or leave any of them. I just want you to have the best engagement session possible and I want you to LOVE your pictures. Wear what makes you feel great! 


  • Plan to have a good time. Think of it more like a date, and less of smiling to the camera.
  • The best time for photos is in the evening when the light is soft, and we have the chance of getting a sunset.
  • If there is something that you want me to avoid photographing it helps if you let me know. That way I can work with you to keep the scar, tattoo, part in your hair, or whatever you want me to keep out of the pictures out.