Engagement sessions can be done at any time no matter how long or little time you've been engaged. Engagement sessions usually last an hour to an hour and a half. It's best if you have a location in mind; for instance, like where your first date was, a favorite park, where your fiancé proposed, or just where ever you feel the love. Any of those make a great location for an engagement session, but if you're drawing a blank on where to go Brubaker Portraits has several pre-selected locations. Our locations are the 360 Overlook , Austin Skyline, Austin TX SoCo, Texas Hill Country, and a few different wineries.
Now if you're asking yourself "why are engagements session so important?" There is two reasons. First is so you get to know your photographer better. The other is so that you could have images of you and your fiancé in a relaxed setting without the hustle and bustle of your wedding.
The photos from the session have a few wonderful options as well. For example, imagine a professional portrait of you and your fiancé on the wall which you can look at for many years from that time before you were married. Adding a 16 x 20 hanging picture in your home or apartment is always nice to have, or to give to your family. Another idea some of our brides have is a fun album made from the engagement session photos, and using it as a guest book at their wedding, engagement party, or just to have on the coffee table to look through. In fact, I've had some of my couples make thank you cards for guests and family after the wedding.
Finally, don't forget about "Save the Date" cards. These modern type of cards are sent out as early notifications announcing your engagement, with slightly less formal feel than wedding invitation, but all of the important information your guests need, like wedding venue, date, websites or hashtags for your wedding. "Save the Date" cards serve as an extra alert to friends and family.
Below are just a few ideas for you!