Gretchen Troop Photography offers free engagement shoots to any couple that hires me for a full wedding package*. We get to experience a couple of hours of hanging out in a gorgeous location photographing and talking. They are really fun, and it gives me great insight into your style and the type of photographs that you like. Photographically, I get to correct photographs of you beforehand, learn your best angles and how to work with you for posing at your wedding. I also feel that it is important that we get to know each other a little bit before you’re wedding day so that you are completely confident in your photography on your wedding day.
We pick the locations for these portraits together. If you have some place special in mind I can help you to find the best spot there, obtain photography permits and pick an ideal time. If you have no idea where to shoot your engagement photos, I have a broad portfolio of places that I can choose from, and always love new ones!
Sometimes I get asked if we can take the price of the engagement session out of the package price because you don’t need it. I don’t do that, that is why it’s free. I include it because I think it’s important. If you don’t use it, I won’t mind, but it is free and does not have to be used solely for engagement announcements. Sometimes it’s just fun to get together in a beautiful place and play around for a couple of hours with a camera and end up with some great photos to document the time before your marriage.
Be sure to check out all of the fun engagement sessions that I’ve shot for couples.