What to Expect Part 2: Engagement Session

Before I begin, let me just say that I LOVE shooting engagements. I truly do. I remember getting engaged (over 3 years ago! crazy!) and it was just such an exciting time in my life. I remember just being so excited to be Nathan's husband in a few short months. It really is a special time, and I love working with couples who are getting ready to begin a marriage! 

 Hampton Roads Virginia beach engagement photographer

When I go into an engagement session, I not only want to get to know each person, I want to find out what makes you as a COUPLE unique. How did you meet? What's your story? Almost everyone I've ever asked has a great story either about how they met or how they actually noticed each other. I know I do: I was in South Africa and we made weekly international phone calls until he finally admitted he liked me!  Anyways, my goal is to figure out your together story and make the most of it.

 What to Expect Druing your Engagement Session

Engagement sessions typically take a little bit longer than senior portraits or even small family sessions, because there are so many things to capture. Between a fun picture for the save-the-dates and some really romantic shots to be printed at your wedding, there's so much to take in. I'll generally spend 1.5-2 hours taking pictures, talking, and walking around to find the best location and lighting. I will DEFINITELY grab your ring at one point to get some amazing shots of that - those are always some of my favorites! 

 What to Expect During Your Engagement Session

After the session I'll be in touch soon. I'll quickly show you a sneak peek of our session, which you're more than welcome to share with your friends and family. Then I'll get to editing right away! I'l spend time on each and every picture, making sure you and your fiancé look your absolute BEST in each shot.

 What to Expect During Your Engagement Session

Meanwhile, not only will I blog about our time together, but I'll put your photos all over Pinterest. That's right, ladies, you'll be famous ;) (unless you don't want to be but...who doesn't?!) You'll get every single picture you've seen plus a TON more when I deliver each edited picture in your own custom website. You can share that website with friends, family, and any one of your Facebook friends =) If you need ANY help ordering prints or sharing from your website, I will absolutely be there to answer any questions.

 What to Expect During Your Engagement Session

Ultimately, I want your engagement session to get you excited about your wedding day and the most important part - your marriage. I would love to be able to capture this special time in your lives. If I can answer any questions, drop me a line! 

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.