Session Prep Guide!

  • Choose the Right Location: Tampa offers a variety of beautiful locations for engagement sessions. Choose a place that reflects your personality as a couple, whether it's a beach, park, downtown area, or a specific landmark.
  • Coordinate Outfits: Wear outfits that complement each other without being too matchy-matchy. Consider the location and season when choosing colors and styles. Avoid busy patterns that may distract from your connection.
  • Bring Out Your Personalities: Think about incorporating elements that showcase your personalities and interests. This could be props, activities, or even specific locations that hold sentimental value.
  • Consider the Lighting: Natural light is often the best for photography. Plan your session during the "golden hour" (early morning or late afternoon) for soft, flattering light. Be open to the photographer's suggestions regarding the best time for your chosen location.
  • Professional Hair and Makeup: Consider getting professional hair and makeup done for the session. It can enhance your natural beauty and add a polished look to the photos. This is especially true if you're planning on using the engagement photos for announcements or invitations.
  • Relax and Have Fun: Remember that the engagement session is a time to capture your love and connection. Try to relax, enjoy each other's company, and have fun. Authentic moments often make for the best photographs.
  • Communication with Your Photographer: Discuss your vision, expectations, and any specific shots you have in mind with your photographer beforehand. Clear communication will help ensure that you're all on the same page and that you get the shots you want.
  • Bring Props: Consider bringing props that have sentimental value or represent your relationship. This could be anything from a blanket or a picnic setup to items that showcase shared hobbies.
  • Be Flexible: Be open to spontaneous ideas and changes during the session. Sometimes the most candid and beautiful shots happen when you're just being yourselves.
  • Review Sample Poses: Look at family photo poses or styles that you like, and share them with your photographer. This will give them an idea of your preferences and help guide the session.

1 week before our session

Review & Communicate your vision!

Please take a look at our general "shot list" for a typical family of 4. We love working with our clients if there are specific poses, combinations, or visions they may have to capture their favorite photos.

Prep & Coordinate your outfits

Feel free to send us your outfit options or look to pinterest for inspiration. We recommend sticking to neutrals!

Phone Call Wrap Up, Weather Check, & Final Payment

We typically like to schedule a quick call to answer any additional questions you may have. If the weather is looking iffy, we can establish a time frame to decide to reschedule. Final Payment is due the day before the session.

Outfit Inspiration

Day before your session!

  • Confirm Details with Your Photographer!
  • Reach out to your photographer to confirm the time, location, and any other important details. Make sure you have clear directions to the chosen location.
  • Charge Your Devices:
  • Charge your camera, smartphone, or any other devices you plan to use during the session. This ensures that you have enough battery life to capture behind-the-scenes moments or share sneak peeks on social media.
  • Pack a Bag:
  • Prepare a small bag with essentials such as touch-up makeup, hairbrush, tissues, and any props or accessories you want to include. Consider items like comfortable shoes if you're walking to different locations.
  • Check the Weather Forecast:
  • Keep an eye on the weather forecast for the day of your engagement session. This will help you dress appropriately and be prepared for any potential changes in weather. Bring layers or accessories if needed.
  • Iron and Lay Out Outfits:
  • Make sure your chosen outfits are clean, ironed, and ready to go. Lay them out the night before to avoid any last-minute stress. This includes accessories and shoes.
  • Double-Check Prop Items:
  • If you're bringing props, double-check that you have everything packed and ready to go. This might include signs, blankets, or any other items that hold significance for you as a couple.
  • Get a Good Night's Sleep:
  • It's important to be well-rested for your engagement session. A good night's sleep will help you look and feel your best. Avoid staying up late or engaging in activities that might leave you tired.
  • Stay Hydrated and Eat Well:
  • Stay hydrated the day before and the day of the session. Also, have a balanced meal before the shoot to keep your energy levels up. Avoid foods and drinks that could potentially cause bloating.
  • Relax and Pamper Yourself:
  • Take some time to relax and pamper yourself. Consider a soothing bath, skincare routine, or any other activities that help you unwind. A relaxed mindset will contribute to more natural and joyful photos.
  • Review Your Shot List:
  • If there are specific shots or poses you have in mind, take a moment to review them. Share your ideas with your photographer so they can incorporate them into the session.
  • Communicate with Your Partner:
  • Discuss the details of the session with your partner and make sure you're both on the same page. It's important to be comfortable and relaxed, so communication is key.
  • By taking these steps, you'll be well-prepared and able to fully enjoy the experience of your engagement session photoshoot. Remember to have fun and cherish the moments you share with your partner during this special time.

Final Payment is due day before your session!

Our phone call before your session...

let's answer any questions you have!

  • When to arrive
  • What to expect
  • Outfit coordination and planning
  • Inspirational photos
  • Weather & Plan B options


I love my family but it gets a bit chaotic when we try to take pictures! How can we get a nice photo?!

We combine the powers of the parent and the photographer to make everything into a game! Bring toys, bubbles, treats...anything that will engage your child (human or dogs). I have alot of experience with children working as a physical therapist so I am confident we will get those photos we need!

How many photos will we receive?

Depending on the time frame of our sessions, I provide a number range of expected edited images.

There's some poses I want. Can we do them?

We are a team! After signing a booking contract, start sending me your ideas! We will refer to them during our session so we have the best variety!

When will receive our photos?

Session photos are delivered within 2-4 weeks. During peak season, we may be on the tail end but we always try to get them to you as soon as possible. (Right now our turnaround time is 1.5 weeks, woo!)

I want more photos than in my package! Now what?

Yay! That's awesome! You can purchase additional images for a rate or the entire gallery for a specified price that is provided during your proofing phase.

I need my photos earlier than 2-4 weeks!

Yes, I hear you! We do provide sneak peek galleries with 3-5 photos 48 hours after the session. We offer rush delivery (2-3 days) for an additional $150.

How do you accept payment?

Credit card payments wll incur an additional +3.5% processing fee that will be added to your invoice. You can avoid this by paying your invoice with zelle, paypal, or venmo.

I want to book. What's next?

Contact me on a form below or on any platform. We require 50% down for a non-refundable retainer for standard sessions. Communication is key, so if you can fill out the questionnaire to the best of your ability, that will help us tremendously!

Can we talk over the phone to see if we're a fit?

Absolutely! I prefer having a conversation to make sure we can fit in your vision. Feel free to book a zoom or phone call on our booking site and we can answer any questions you may have!