Congrats on your engagement!! I'm Cynthia, an engagement and wedding photographer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I believe your engagement photos should be uniquely you; joyful, adventurous, and not posed.

Your engagement session is one of the biggest parts of working with me! It allows you two to get comfortable being in front of my lens + the way I work. These sessions are my favorite! Because your engagement session is so important, it is  complimentary to your wedding package (my gift to you!). This will help you on your wedding day because you’ll already be a pro and comfortable with the way I work. Engagement photos are also fun to use at your wedding as decor or to post online leading up to the wedding. You can expect your engagement shoot no later than three months before your wedding. I've had couples do them 16 months in advance - it is never too early! 

Don't worry about posing - I've got that covered! All you two need to do is show up lookin' all cute and I'll take care of the rest ;)

frequently asked questions

1. When do you recommend doing an engagement shoot?

I recommend scheduling your engagement shoot at least three months before your wedding date so you have time to get pictures printed if you would like to use them at your wedding! 

2. Do you come up with the location for the engagement shoot?

I think going some place special to the two of you is important! If you need any advice, I definitely LOVE downtown scenes, wide open fields, and parks. With the right lighting, I can work with a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g. 

3. Can I make my wedding package cheaper by opting out of the engagement shoot?

Since the engagement shoot is complimentary, I do not offer a discount if the engagement shoot is not taken. I think an engagement shoot is very important because it allows you to get to know me + my style of photography, so on your wedding day you will already be comfortable! It's also a really fun time, so 99.999999% of my couples do an engagement session with me :).

get in touch

hank you! I'm so excited to chat with you and will get back to you very soon!

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