Engagement Photography Chicago
From a quality point of view, I feel it's very important to set up an engagement session before the wedding. You get to know me and vice versa, so by the time the session is finished, you know exactly the way I work, and the quality of work you can expect from me. Normally at an engagement session the photographs are even more photojournalistic then at the wedding due to the fact that there is more time alone and free to be as creative as we want to be.
Some couples are very tense and anxious during the photoshoot, especially in the beginning, and that's when I come in with a little direction. In the end all photographs are at their best quality and you finish up with magnificent photos for your save the date, invitations, website or just portraits. It is recommended that you have an engagement photo session before your wedding, to not only get those much needed photos for invitations and save the date, but to also get to know your photographer better. I are here to make your photo session as relaxed and comfortable as possible, while getting all the necessary photos.
The photo-shoot usually last for about 1.5-2 hours and we offer photographs taken at one or more locations, depending on the time available. The entire photo session costs $275.00 and you receive your photos about two weeks later, edited and retouched in high resolution on a DVD, along with the copyrights and no watermark on them. During the session most photos will be photojournalistic style, for that's what you specialize in, but also we will do some of the more classic and traditional poses.
Photos should be at your favorite locations, where you spend a lot of time, the place where you met, if it's near by, or anything in the city. We offer ride to and from the locations (if you live within Chicago limits), and help with anything you might need during the photoshoot. Also, Chicago has lots of natural backdrops that are absolutely amazing for such an event. Engagement photos differ from couple to couple. Normally I photograph in a very photojournalistic way and very candid. I let you be yourself, as if I weren't even there, and then capturing the moment as it happens. If, however, you need some guidance, we will be more than happy to give it to you. There are poses that look very candid, but are controlled and staged, which takes the stress out of you, and still end up with a great look.
By Gia Dragoi