Engagement sessions, or e-shoots, are a fantastic way for you and your fiance to meet us, and for the two of you to get comfortable taking pictures together. They are lots of fun!
The engagement session is a complementary service offered to you if you book a wedding with us. If you would like to book an engagement session, and not a wedding, the cost is $300. If you book a wedding later on, $300 will be credited to your package.
We do engagement sessions at many different locations. Some couples like to use the space where they are planning to do their formal wedding portraits and some couples choose something different. Streets, cafes, and old building (such as a church), train tracks, or a river or park make great spots.
We suggest that couples think of a place that suits them – such as farm, ranch, vineyard, golf club, favorite restaurant, lake or the beach.
Or, you can choose a Vancouver neighborhood like Granville Island, Gastown, Seawall, Kits, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park or Choklit Park (W 7th Avenue & Spruce St). If you met or went to a university that might be a good place… or choose your favorite architectural structure (like the Vancouver Library or Vancouver Art Gallery.) There are also some beautiful places in the Fraiser Valley such as the Fort Langley Village, Mill Lake in Abbotsford, and Westminister Abbey in Mission.
Our favourite time to shoot an engagement session is on a beautiful warm evening in the spring, summer or fall, but we can make it work in the winter too. The best time of day is when the sun is low in the sky, casting a golden tone, but sometimes it rains and sometimes it’s cloudy and we’ll make it work regardless.