Is the time important?

As summer fast approaches, we see earlier mornings and later nights. So when is the best time to schedule your engagement session? Personally, I prefer anytime between 7:30am-10am and 5:30pm-8pm during the spring/summer months, or 9am-11am and 4:30pm-7:30pm in the fall months. Early morning sessions aren't as popular which make locations a dream as they are less crowded and you're still able to capture golden and colorful skies. Keep in mind I am North Georgia based and the times will be different depending on where you are located!

It is important to find a photographer whos style and creativity you align with. Every photographer is a creator and has a different editing style and different detail shot style. Sure, you can give us a list of poses you would like, or the style you would like the photos in and we can deliver that, but if the photographers portfolio or socials don't have something similar, you may want to keep looking before you commit to the investment.

Are you a sunset or a sunrise couple?

The above engagement photos are from a late spring sunset session, one where we almost missed our opportunity for proper light. Even though we almost missed it, we were able to capture beautiful images that showcased their love for each other. The next couple's engagement photos are from a sunrise session in the middle of fall. Seasons play a substantial part in how you'll photos will turn out. The weather dictates the style and types of clothing you'll wear. Some of the most important things to me as your photographer are that you are

  • Comfortable
  • Confident
  • Excited

In what you have chosen to wear and in me as your photographer. When we have those three things, we create magic and trust. That shows through in the photographs and is the authenticity that brings your photos from portraits to images you can feel.

Which one are you?

If you're still undecided about which option is right for you and your fiancé, chat with your photographer. Ask them their opinion and go back and forth about your ideas and thoughts. Your photographer should be able to give you pointers about your chosen location(s) and when would be the best time. If they aren't willing to work with you via email/text, imagine how working with them in real life would be. I believe as long as you trust your photographer you will be wow'd by your photos and they will be so perfectly... you!

Fun fact, I will travel and research all of the above if you hire me as your photographer!