April 29, 2024

As a professional wedding photographer in California serving from Lodi, to Lake Tahoe, and Fresno to the Bay Area, it brings me immense joy capturing those precious moments between couples during their engagement sessions. In this session with K+T- the love radiated warmth as we explored the various backdrops across this charming scenery. Booking me as your wedding photographer ensures your beautiful story is preserved in pictures with an artistic eye, meaningful locations, and genuine care. Let’s create timeless images showcasing your love.

Capturing Your Love in Lodi, California

Preserving Precious Memories

As an engagement photographer, my goal is to capture the beauty of your unique love story. An engagement session allows us to get to know one another before your wedding day and creates stunning images to announce your engagement. These photographs will become cherished keepsakes, allowing you to relive precious memories for years to come.

Choosing a Meaningful Location

We will work together to select a location (wherever in California that may be!) that is meaningful for you as a couple. Whether it is where you had your first date, got engaged, or simply your favorite place to spend time together, the location should reflect your relationship. I am happy to provide additional location suggestions based on your style preferences.

Timeless yet Stylish

My photography style aims to capture elegant and timeless images. I incorporate natural light and candid moments to showcase your genuine emotions and connection. While I typically photograph couples as they are, I am happy to provide styling guidance to complement your location and overall vision. The results are beautiful images you will cherish for lifetime.

An engagement session is the perfect way to celebrate this exciting chapter of your relationship. My goal is to craft an enjoyable experience while capturing your unique story through creative, high-quality portraits. I would be honored to photograph your engagement and build a lasting relationship as your wedding photographer. Please contact me to discuss packages and availability. I look forward to hearing from you!

Preserving Precious Memories With a Lodi Engagement Shoot

As an experienced wedding photographer, I understand how quickly the engagement period passes. That is why I offer complimentary engagement sessions with all of my wedding packages. Capturing photos of the happy couple during this exciting time provides memories that will last well beyond the wedding day.

Capturing Authentic Emotions

Engagement photos are a chance for me to get to know the couple before the wedding and understand their dynamic. I am able to capture spontaneous, lighthearted moments that showcase the affection and joy between two people deeply in love. The photos from an engagement shoot often end up being some of my clients’ favorites because of the authentic emotions shining through.

A Practice Run Before the Big Day

An additional benefit of booking an engagement session is that it serves as an excellent practice run before the wedding. The couple has the opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera and try different poses in a low-pressure setting. I am also able to scout locations, determine the best settings and lighting, and plan how to maximize the time on the wedding day for amazing portraits. With an engagement shoot under our belts, the couple can feel at ease knowing we have developed an rapport and understanding of how to achieve stunning, natural-looking photos.

Cherished Memories for Years to Come

Engagement photos are a meaningful way to capture this sweet time of anticipation and excitement before the wedding. They provide cherished memories that can be shared with friends and family and displayed at the wedding. Most importantly, they are a lasting reminder of the joy, laughter and love at the start of this new chapter. For all of these reasons, an engagement session should not be missed.

FAQs About Booking a Lodi Engagement Session

Why should I book an engagement session?

As a wedding photographer, I highly recommend booking an engagement session. Engagement photos are an opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. We can scout locations, determine the best time of day for photos, and make sure we capture images you will cherish for years to come. Engagement photos also make great “Save the Date” cards, wedding website photos, guest book signatures, and canvas prints for your home.

How far in advance should I book my engagement session?

I recommend booking your engagement session at least 3-6 months before your wedding date. This allows us to find a date that works with your schedule and secure your preferred locations. It also gives you time to choose outfits, get your hair and makeup done professionally if desired, and build excitement for your wedding day! If your wedding is within 3-6 months, don’t worry, we can still book a great session, we will just need to be flexible with dates and locations. Whether it be a Lodi engagement session, or one in another dream destination- plan ahead to get those memories documented.

How long does a typical engagement session last?

My engagement sessions typically last 1 to 2 hours. This includes time for outfit changes, traveling between locations, and, of course, taking lots of photos! We will start with some casual, natural shots. I recommend choosing 2-3 locations for the best variety. At the end of your session, you will have 100+ stunning images to choose from for your wedding day slideshow, guest book, Save the Dates, and wall art.

An engagement session is a perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer, try different poses, and ensure you feel at ease being affectionate in front of the camera. I hope I can capture this sweet time in your relationship and provide memories you will cherish for years to come. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any other questions you may have!


After seeing these beautiful images from this charming Lodi engagement session, I hope I have shown you why I would be the perfect photographer to capture your own precious memories during this special time. My style aims to document genuine emotions and connections in a natural, relaxed way. I strive to build rapport with couples so they can be themselves in front of my lens. Booking me ensures you will receive stunning, timeless photos showcasing your unique love story. I would be honored to discuss preserving your engagement memories in the beautiful Lodi Wine Country. Contact me today to check availability for your session!

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Lodi Engagement Session: K+T

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