I absolutely love shooting engagement sessions. A lot of couples choose not to have them (which is completely okay as I have many custom packages available), but I HIGHLY recommend them as well. They are such a relaxed, laid back way to give us both a chance to work together ahead of time which is a big plus for your Vancouver wedding day (especially if you have a limited time for photos). I find engagement sessions are quite helpful for people who are camera shy and who think they don’t photograph well. I’ve often had couples who thought they didn’t want an engagement session change their mind and be very happy they did afterwards. Your Vancouver engagement session is also great for guest books, framed pictures at the wedding or save-the-date cards and invitations. Or, you could just have something beautiful to frame that represents who you are at this particular time in your life.

My favourite places to shoot engagement sessions are remote beaches, parks, forests, farms … places with unique backdrops and not a lot of crowds. The good thing is that we have much more flexibility here than your wedding, so if you have a favourite location, now’s the time to bring it up! Some more tips .. if you can, schedule your engagement session on a weekday, I recommend it for several reasons: the city is much calmer, a lot of the popular locations (such as Granville Island) are easier to get around in and my schedule will allow for much more flexibility. I’m also often asked what couples should wear during the sessions. One thing I recommend is staying away from white (you’ll be doing that soon !). Colour, and patterns are great! Don’t be afraid to dress up! Also, make sure that you coordinate without wearing the same thing as each other! A change of clothes is highly recommended (sometimes something as simple as hats, scarves, shoes, shirts, etc.) as it adds variety. Props such as balloons, flowers, bikes and chairs can also add some character to the session. Finally, if you have a puppy or a child together, bring them along! Send me a message if you have any other questions!