Engagement shoots are a great way to get to know your photographer before booking wedding day coverage. I offer engagement shoots for couples in Brisbane at popular locations like Roma St Parklands, New Farm Park and Mt Coot-Tha Gardens. These sessions are available from Sunday through to Friday.
Sessions last 90 minutes, and are scheduled in the late afternoon when the best light near sunset provides the most flattering photos.
Editing of engagement photos takes more time than candid wedding photography or event photography. During a 90 minute engagement session, we might take 300+ photos to capture the best expressions and moments. These are then carefully selected, and individually edited including touch ups like skin softening and blemish removal.
I normally deliver about 40 photos for an engagement session, over about 4-6 scenes at one location. It takes about 3-4 hours to edit engagement photos, and this is all included in the fixed price.
We take advantage of the beautiful backdrops where we are shooting, the available light, and careful use of flash lighting if required.
I like to capture wide, medium and close up shots to provide versatility for either printing photo books or other individual artworks. I do not sell prints, albums or wall art but you are welcome to print from the maximum resolution files at your leisure.
A WALK IN THE PARK
Engagement shoots are very similar to couples portrait sessions on your wedding day. They are much more relaxed and fun though because you haven’t just walked down the aisle! They make great additions or even replacements for wedding day couples portrait sessions, meaning you can spend more time with guests and family on your wedding day.
They really are a walk in the park. We simply meet at a great location like Mt Coot-Tha, and walk around pre-determined scenes where you will interact with each other and I will give simple and straight forward guidance on poses and where to place hands and feet. It is that simple.
An engagement session is priced at $400, and requires a 50% deposit to secure the date, with the balance due once the photos are ready.
It includes phone calls and emails to discuss your preferences for posing, and we also meet somewhere close by on the day (a local cafe for example) to go over posing and other particulars beforehand so everyone is relaxed as possible.
Engagement photos are delivered at high resolution (3600 pixels) and also 30 days later at maximum resolution, which you can print from to your heart’s content.