Reasons We Take Engagement Photos
If you’re tempted to not have an engagement session… give me a moment to convince you why you should.
Professional athletes spend hours practicing. Musicians do to. Surgeons go to school for years to perfect their skills. In his book Outliers author Malcolm Gladwell made the suggestion that it takes about 10,000 hours (or about ten years) to become an expert at something. Do you see where I’m going with this?
If you want wedding photos that you love we’re going to need some practice time together. An engagement session is a great way to practice before your wedding. It’s an opportunity for both of you to become comfortable in front of the camera… and it’s also a lot of FUN!
But don’t worry… we won’t be practicing for 10,000 hours! Engagement sessions last between 1 to 3 hours depending on the location and/or activity you’ve selected for your session. In order to maximize our shooting time we will typically shoot in two or three locations. I typically schedule sessions in around the Milwaukee area but Im always open to try new spots. Special arrangements can be made for sessions needing more time.
What’s the Best Time to Schedule a Session
The last two hours before the sun goes down is typically when we plan the engagement session. I also offer morning sessions typically starting around 9 a.m. I am very flexible with time and location because I want to create an experience that works best for my clients. So please don’t hesitate to ask if you have an idea or suggestion in mind.
I love getting to know my couples and an engagement session is one of the ways we do that. Trust me, on the day of your wedding, you will both feel more confidant in front of the camera if you’ve spent a little time practicing for the big day.
Engagement photos are also great for Save-the-Date announcements and signing books.
Below are sample engagement sessions and locations around Milwaukee!
Union Grove, WI on property of couple
Trimborn Farms in Greendale, WI
Lake Park in Milwaukee, WI
Botanical Gardens in Greenfield, WI
Holton Bridge near Lake Front Brewery in Milwaukee, WI
Greenfield Park in Greenfield, WI
Cedarburg WI near the 5 corners
Fire station in Milwaukee, WI
Trimborn Farms Greendale, WI
University of Marquette near the Chapel in downtown Milwaukee, WI
Pabst Brewery Engagement Photography in the Third Ward Milwaukee, WI