An engagement session is a MUST – not only to get ready for your wedding day, but also to give yourselves a few hours with us, where we can relax and truly become comfortable with each other. Having a camera around you is never easy - we understand! But the two hours we spend during this session is where we can be energetic, romantic, excited...and not have to worry about timing, guests, etc. This session is simply for you to express yourselves and demonstrate the chemistry and personality that defines your relationship! This session is purely designed to make you happy and to enjoy the day! CONTACT US to inquire about our engagement photography packages in Traverse City and northern Michigan!
2 hour session
2 locations & 2 outfit changes
100 edited, high resolution images
Print release to all images
Online gallery to house all your digital images that you can easily download, save, print, and share with family and friends
Our sessions typically last about 90 minutes. In that time, we can visit 2 locations to get a variety of landscapes and poses that you love.
Don’t worry, I understand! I know that a typical date night doesn’t include staring at each other and smiling for 2 hours..it’ll be so much more fun than that! I can help you each pose so that you feel comfortable, relaxed and joyous throughout the session. There are some easy posing tips that I can share, to ensure that you guys feel comfortable and have fun throughout your entire session! Posing is easy when you are relaxed and comfortable – those candid giggles, funny looks, and inside jokes will light up your expressions without you even realizing it!
Yes, I recommend choosing 2 locations (I can choose them for you as well) that are reminiscent of your personalities and relationship together. Love water? We will visit the beach for sunset engagement photos! Prefer hikes? I will take you across fields and woodland areas for some gorgeous images. I cater the session to exactly where you want to go!
I suggest wearing something fun and more formal. For example, are you dying for an excuse to wear a sequin dress? Have a tulle and lace skirt you’d like to showcase? Treat yourself, go buy these dream, gorgeous wardrobe and you’ll love your images even more! I would suggest staying away from very loose clothing such as sweaters, ponchos, scarves, etc. These tend to take away depth to the photograph and are distractions away from you. Please avoid very bright colors-such as bright pink, red, orange, and yellow. For further instructions, check out our Engagement Style Guide.
While in front of the camera, I suggest wearing slightly more dramatic makeup than normal - think night out on the town. This is also a great opportunity for a makeup trial before your wedding! Getting your hair done by a stylist is also a top recommendation, so you look and feel fresh and vibrant throughout the session. Although the following article applies to brides, I encourage the same tips for your Engagement Photography Session, view the Makeup & Hair Tips for Your Photography Session.
Certainly! We are very flexible and custom design each package to fit your needs. Our baseline ELEGANT & LUXURY Wedding Photography Packages already include the engagement session in their final price, but we can build it into any quote that you desire!
You will receive your images within 4 weeks or so (give or take a few days for shipping.) We pride ourselves on the ability to turn our images around quickly, and never want to keep you waiting! The industry standard is about 6 weeks, and we promise to always stay ahead of this timeline!
"OMG Melissa!! Thank you thank you! I can't wait to look at them all! You are by far the greatest photographer in my book! Your photographs will be what we keep for a lifetime to remember our day and you have gone above and beyond to make every moment perfect.
Thank you for an amazing wedding gift!”
Traverse City Wedding photography by Lux Light Photography, captures beautiful and fine art portraits for your wedding and engagements in all of northern Michigan, including Traverse City, Petoskey, Frankfort, Glen Arbor, Charlevoix, Mackinac Island, Bay Harbor Village Hotel, Crystal Mountain, Homestead Resort, Castle Farms, Grand Traverse Resort, Arcadia Golf Course, Visions Centerpointe, and other favorite venues!
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Lux Light Photography
800 Cottage View Drive
Traverse City Michigan 49684
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