Engagement Session Tips

Session Education

Your engagement session is your first chance to tell the world your story! It’s your time to get pictures for your save-the-date cards, gallery images for your wedding day, and wall art for your home together. 

As part of my wedding collections, I offer complimentary engagement photos. This is the time where I really get to know my couples, and connect before the big wedding day. Since the wedding day is typically so fast paced, is super helpful if you already know what I’m going to ask for during our short portrait moments.

So, here’s a few tips I’ve learned throughout the years, to take your engagement session to the next level!


Ignore me.

Yep, that’s right. We are documenting is you as a couple. That includes how you look at each other with those goo-goo eyes and how you interact together. And don’t worry, will surely get the smile at the camera pictures for grandma!


Breathe each other in.

You don’t always have to go in for the kiss, although I will encourage plenty of smooching, sometimes you’ll just breathe each other in. Relax, and enjoy a calm moment together.


Keep the mood light.

We are there to have a good time. Taking photos might feel awkward, and sometimes the poses feel weird. So we’ll laugh a lot! I encourage you to talk to each other, tell jokes, whisper nothings into each others ears, and just keep it light!


Assess your comfort level.

I encourage you to talk to each other prior to the session and make sure ya’ll are on the same page. Find out what your fiance is, and is not comfortable doing in front of the camera. 


Bring extra outfits or accessories.

If you can’t decide what to wear, just bring the extra outfit! You can change or add as we go along. And even if we don’t use it, it’ll be there if you want it.


And remember it’s your day.

This is a time to focus on you as a couple. These are the images you will look back on many decades from now, and see yourselves before you were spouses!

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Angela Norton Photography

I'm here to deliver to you a great photography experience, as well as high quality imagery. My years of experience has taught me that no two sessions are ever alike, and I strive to make your session uniquely you.