Engagement Session Planning!
COMPLETE PLANNING GUIDE
Hey friend! Can I call you that yet? Well I sure will be able to after our session! I'll be third wheeling it the whole time with you two! (insert laughing gif)
The engagement session is one of my favorite parts of our time together because it gives you both a chance to be in front of my camera before you get married. Which is going to make your wedding day experience feel so smooth, seamless, and comfortable. I'm so excited to capture the only time in your life when you get the be each other's fiances!
I hope this guide serves as a point of reference for you as we start planning your session! I've included tips from what to expect to locations!
First things first,
As far as locations go, you can literally go anywhere! I do include 60 miles of travel from Reading, PA. I have traveled to the beach, up north, the options are really endless!!
Do you have any places in mind that are special to you two?
A favorite bar, restaurant, park, or favorite place to go? If nothing comes to mind, don't worry! I have a ton of location ideas I can throw your way!! You just let me know if you have a certain style and look location wise you're going for, and I will do my best to help bring your vision to life. If you're thinking adventure I also have some awesome places as well
Here are some of my favorite Locations!!
$24 entrance fee per person
Race St Pier / Elfreth's Alley
$50 Permit Fee per hour
Where to obtain one: Delaware River Waterfront Wedding Photo Application
City Parks (Waterworks, Boat House Row, Rodin Museum, Azalea Garden)
$50 – $150 depending on location
Where to obtain one: City Parks Photo and Ceremony Permit Form
Where to obtain one: Photography Short Form
Independent Mall Parks
The Magnolia Garden
18th Century Garden
Benjamin Rush Garden
The Second Bank of the United States (South steps and lawn area)
The First Bank of the United States (Front steps)
Washington Square (*Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is off-limits*)
The Merchants’ Exchange (Steps and gate)
$$25 Application Fee, Plus $50-$250 depending on the size of your group.
Where to obtain one: Independence Mall Park Wedding Photography Permit Application
S Quince st & Manning St (gorgeous cobblestone alleyway with adorable houses
White Cliffs of Conoy, Lancaster
About a 1/2 mile walk from the parking lot.
Otts Exotic Plants
I have not been to these locations yet, and would love the chance!! Search these place on Instagram to see some gorgeous inspo!
Philly Naval Shipyard
Delancey Street (another gorgeous cobblestone alleyway!)
Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery (gorgeous vineyard!!!) this is South of West Chester
Grounds for Sculpture
Conestoga House & Gardens - Lancaster (this place is so pretty!)
Trying to decide what to wear can be challenging! That's why I have created this extensive guide to help you in selecting your outfits for your session! From colors, to fabric choices, you'll be able to confidently dress for success!
You now have the tools you need to ensure your engagement session will be amazing! I would LOVE to chat about which locations you like, and what outfits you have in mind! So text me your thoughts, and let's get this planning started ❤️
cell phone is 717-870-6802 😉