Congrats on your engagement!
Thank you so much for checking out Christina Best Photography. I would love to capture your engagement photos. It’s a great way to get to know each other before the wedding, and make you feel comfortable in front of the camera! Many couples have not had professional photos prior to their engagement, and I am here to make you look and feel your best. I will direct poses and set up motions for natural and beautiful photos.
Engagement photos are shot outdoors or on location like at your favorite coffee shop or park. I suggest selecting a location where you feel comfortable and at home. The more comfortable you feel, the more natural and relaxed the photos turn out. If you have questions about location, would like an opinion or suggestion, feel free to ask me.
The best photos from the day will be edited and artistically enhanced by me. The images will be available for download, and includes a print release so you can print them at your location of choice. I encourage you to use the photos for social media, save the date, wedding invitation, or announcement. Photos will be available in 1-2 weeks from day of shoot.
Engagement sessions aren’t just for the newly engaged either! In a long term relationship or have an upcoming anniversary? Let’s shoot! Engagement shoots are fun, natural, romantic and are a great way to document you and the one you love! You will cherish these captured moments forever! <3
Now booking 2019 and 2020. Feel free to use the contact page and get in touch with your date. Thanks!
YES! All wedding collections include an engagement session!
How much are engagement photos?
A 1.5 hour engagement (or anniversary) sessions is $500 at your location of choice within Sacramento County, and includes 50+ post processed images that will be available for download within 2 weeks after our shoot.
What does Post Processing include?
Artistic enhancement, color correction, contrast, and clarity! I edit all the photos myself, so they’ll have the Christina Best photography touch! I love making photos look their best.
What date and time we schedule our engagement session with you?
Whenever works for you! Using the photos as save the dates? Then we can shoot ASAP, or if the photos are just for fun we can shoot at any time, or wait until your favorite season comes along. As for shooting time, shooting within a couple hours of sunset is ideal, or mornings work as well.
What should we wear?
Wear you favorite outfit. The one that makes you feel the most confident and comfortable in! Feel free to bring a couple options. Most couples include a casual ensemble along with a fancy one, with an outfit change halfway through the shoot. Definitely bring shoes that you can walk off-road in, since we’ll probably find ourselves walking on a trail or across a field.
Where should we shoot?
I suggest we shoot at your favorite location! Or if you have a general preference or want a certain feel (urban, nature, floral, water, etc) I can make suggestions.
How far can we go for our engagement shoots?
Engagement shoots can take place wherever you want. Keep in mind there is a travel fee for engagements shots outside of Sacramento County. If you live in Sacramento and want to shoot elsewhere, let’s talk carpooling and logistics. I love adventures, especially photos ones, so I encourage couples to pick the place they love the most. We can worry about the travel fees later.
What will the engagement session be like?
The session will be fun! I’ll tell you silly jokes, and make you look at each other longingly. Occasionally I’ll set you up for a pose or action, but the goal is to make the most natural looking photos. I’m here to capture your love and personality, so the more you two are just yourselves the more unique and awesome the session will be. If you have a furry friend that is apart of your family, I encourage you to bring them along. I am 100% animal friendly and have 3 cats of my own. When I get engaged they’ll be in the photos.
When can we see/download the photos?
The photos will be available for download within two weeks, and they will be wonderful!
Have any more questions? Feel free to use the contact page and get in touch with your date and any q’s! I’ll get back to you ASAP!