Engagements, Weddings

September 23, 2019

Engagement Shoots

At Kelsey Timberlake Events, we believe in the value of an engagement shoot. It is just as much for your photographer as it is for you, and giving your photographer an opportunity to better understand your dynamic helps them to learn how to best capture your wedding day. If you’ve been debating the investment, we hope this gives you the love tap needed to pursue having an engagement shoot!

Get to know your photographer – A benefit of having an engagement shoot is creating a more personal relationship with your photographer, which many don’t realize how special it is and the impact it can have on your wedding. Allowing yourselves the time together during your season of being engaged, this is a warm and light-hearted way to kick off such a celebratory time in your lives.

Camera Comfort – Most of us don’t like to have our picture taken, and even fewer have had professional photography sessions.  Shake the jitters. Get comfy. Loosen up a bit.  Getting comfortable in front of a camera with your partner creates such an amazing relationship with one another, and it will really benefit come the weekend of your wedding. Let’s be honest, we’re all in the era of selfies, and being in front of this kind of camera is a bit different.

Have fun –  We can’t stress enough to our couple’s to just enjoy being engaged. It is easy to get wrapped in wedding planning, to do lists, and logistics, and we want this time to always be one you remember and enjoy, and engagement photos are such a good reminder of these times.

Helpful Hints 

  • Select 2-3 outfits for yourself and your partner that are complimentary to each other, keeping patterns to a minimum.  The more comfortable you are in your outfit, the more comfortable you will appear on camera.
  • While choosing the brightest, sunniest day of the year sounds like a good idea for a photo shoot, overcast weather is a photographer’s dream, especially when shooting film! The time of day that you choose can also make an impact on the vibe of your session.  “Golden hour”, or the hour before sundown, is a popular time as the light is soft and warm.
  • Enjoy just this time when it the two of you!


With love,


Photography by Amanda K Photography, for Molly and Ryan’s upcoming Palm Springs wedding!




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