choosing time & date I LOVE NATURAL LIGHT BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THE LIGHT, FROM the sun and its reflections, creates photographs that feel fresh, timeless and true to you as a couple. However, it can be fun, different and elegant to capture several images with off-camera flash during sunset so I absolutely offer that as an option as well. I typically begin all engagement sessions 1.5 hours before the scheduled sunset during “the golden hour,” when the light is the dreamiest. If you want to capture the sunset or any night images with city lights, we can begin 1 hour before the scheduled sunset. Use a sunset calculator online to determine the scheduled sunset for the date and location you’d like to do your session. Then, just subtract 1-1.5 hours to figure out your start time. Remember, the sun sets much earlier during the colder months of the year and much later during the warmer months, so make sure to factor that in when choosing your engagement session date, especially if you’re taking off work or have evening plans afterward. To get the most out of your session, please plan a buffer when getting ready so you can arrive a few minutes early to your session and be ready to start on time. Whether you want sunset/night images or not, we’ll want to take advantage of every minute we have together before the sun goes down so being on time is very important. If you’re bringing multiple outfits, save your favorite one for the second half of our session and wear the other first. ENGAGEMENT STYLE GUIDE | 5
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