Iowa & Destination Wedding Photographer | Best of 2023 Engagements

Time to finally post my best of 2023 engagements!  Another wonderful year on the books and it was just beautiful with some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen!  The top photo won cover photo for this years post! With this post comes some engagement tips from me to you.  Also be sure to check out my best of 2023 weddings post HERE previous to this.  Looking forward to another fab 2024 year with more epic travel and many amazing couples!


Here are some things to consider when you are first engaged:🤍What now?! Well, first pick a date!  Personally, I book out super fast as do many other vendors so it is helpful if you have favorite vendor to ask some of their open dates so that you have a better chance to snag them!🤍Usually most people book their venue and photographer first.  This is not a rule, of course, but those things tend to be gone fast!  (FYI: I’m always happy to give out helpful venue suggestions, as well as other vendors!)🤍Once you have some of those big things nailed down is when we can talk about your engagement session.  They are never required, but for me personally, I give them out for free in my wedding packages because I believe it’s a great time to get to know each other before your wedding! It also gets you guys comfortable with my shooting style.  Especially for men.  Let’s be honest, most do not love having photos taken.  But, they find that once they do the engagement that it is not so bad!  Most even have fun!🤍I send my couples out a comprehensive photo guide to all things wedding and engagement, as well as a detailed questionnaire to help plan your wedding timeline!  This is sent as soon as the booking is complete!🤍I have no preference when we do your engagement as long as it’s before your big day, but I do book fast so make sure to try and schedule a few months out!🤍Make your session about YOU! Bring whatever you’d like as props. (Champagne, dogs, pizza, beers, flowers) whatever fits your vibe as a couple! Or just bring yourselves!🤍Lastly, please know that there are never poses you HAVE to do.  Please let me know what vibe you’re looking for!  Some love playful and silly, others romantic and even a little steamy sometimes.  Most mix it up with a lot of both, but there are absolutely no rules! Just tell me what you’re most comfortable with!🤍My 2024 season is mostly booked.  I have opened the books for 2025 and those go fast, so be sure to grab them early to pin down your fav vendors!  For 2024, I have a few Fridays left and a couple aprils and late fall Saturdays! Message me to snag what’s left before they’re gone!



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