Let the title of “fiance” settle in while you truly marinate in this chapter! Your engagement session should encompass all the feels from your relationship (first date, first kiss, place of engagement, etc.), but we will redirect the awkward feeling of your first meeting into having some fun and getting silly…after all, you should always laugh as hard as you love! I encourage all couples to bring out their authentic personalities since that will be what really creates a special moment. Engagement sessions are unique to every couple, so let’s design something super fun for the two of you!
Oh my gosh, you guys, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love engagement sessions! When designing your perfect session, we will always include those beautiful, classic shots we all drool over on top of those amazingly fun and adorable parts that really capture the authenticity of your relationship.
When considering what your engagement session will look like, I encourage all couples to fill out and submit the form below to help me get to know the two of you better, and I will pitch a few session designs that would be amazing for you two! Having your session at your favorite bar or date night spot is absolutely nothing new for me, and have gone so far as to host sessions at breweries, airports and airplane runways, bowling alleys, etc. To help you envision a session so unique, I’ll explain it in full and support the design with example photos for you to look at.
The session itself will be so much fun and guaranteed to be nothing like what you expected! I prompt action to create candid moments, and rarely do we stand still...we may even get a little dirty if we are going to hike or climb! I like to say that I’m just as adventurous as my couples.
When considering what you are wearing, remember that you will get those clean and primped photos on your wedding day, so now is a great time to stay comfortable, especially if we will be climbing, or bowling, or who knows what! A good rule-of-thumb is to stay away from bright, neon colors, graphics, and/or bold patterns (unless intentional).
Rarely do I meet a couple that says, “we LOVE getting our picture taken!” More times than not, it’s more like, “we are incredibly awkward and have never done this before!” Regardless of your comfort level in front of the camera, it takes a few moments to really break into the session and get to the good stuff! Because of this, stopping the session halfway through to change your outfit tends to put a stick in the wheel and forces us to break the ice all over again and spend time becoming comfortable all over again rather than staying on that awesome candid flow once it gets rolling. It is not unheard of to do a second outfit, but I do recommend only using this outfit for about 10 minutes at the very end of the session.
and let me explain a bit why –
All engagement sessions are about 60-90 minutes in length, and you can expect 65+ edited photos delivered to your online gallery. Sessions are discounted by $200 for any couples who have also booked their wedding photography with Laura Ink.
Portrait session delivery dates are guaranteed to be within 3 weeks of the session date. Should you be interested in Expedited Delivery options, please find more information about this in Portrait Customizations
Since New England weather tends to be wildly unpredictable, my typical policy is to be in touch within 2.5hr of the session start time to determine whether or not to reschedule. If your session is before 10:00am then the decision will be made by 7:00pm the evening prior. Should you wish to make the call sooner, you can always reach out to reschedule at any point in time. Please note that during “busy season” (May-October), sometimes rescheduling might mean looking much further down the road in our calendars given limited availability or may not be able to be accommodated at all, so I encourage my couples to keep an open-mind, be adventurous, and let the circumstances play out as nature intends. However, ultimately, it will be my decision whether or not the weather circumstances would be either detrimental to my equipment or unsafe.
Your gallery is active online with all its available features for 3 months, beginning the date of gallery delivery and not the date of the session.
You have the full ability to share the link to your gallery with anyone that you choose or on any platform you would like to post it. Please note that anyone with the link to the gallery will have the same level of access to the photos as you do.
There is no deposit to secure your session date. Final payment for the session is due the day of the session. Methods of payments accepted are cash, check, and Venmo (http://www.venmo.com/laura-sarlitto).
Any pricing listed can cover up to 6 people over the age of 16 (children under 16 are at no additional fee). Additional people are $45 per person in addition to the base session price. There is no maximum number of people permitted for a session, but this number must be discussed upon booking.