- About This Post
Engagement sessions are one of my most favorite types of photography to shoot. You’ve got a couple of people who are madly in love (usually), the chemistry is at an all time high, and they’re motivated to listen to my every direction for posing. Are they all models, in love with photos of themselves? Hell no! Most of them are apprehensive about getting their photo taken, and often weren’t planning on getting engagement photos taken at all. But I make it super easy to say “yes!” and they are always thrilled at the end to have had the experience.
[soapbox] You see, brides don’t think twice about a practice session with their hair and makeup artists – why should their photo-artist be any different? Even if a couple doesn’t plan on using the photos in save-the-dates, or framing for their walls or maybe the guest table at their wedding – the experience itself is an amazing opportunity to practice posing in a low-key environment – and getting to know the vendor you’ll spend most of your wedding day with. It’s truly a win-win, and couples that have engagement sessions not only feel more confident in their photographer AND themselves going into their wedding day, but they have the new skills to make the limited time we have together on the big day that much more productive. [/soapbox]
This gallery contains my favorite engagement photos from this past year (2013) in chronological order, January to December. Sorry if you didn’t make the cut – it’s not you, it’s me. In the caption of each photo is the location – just in case you’re looking for inspiration for where to have your engagement photos taken!
Please feel free to comment at the bottom, I’d love to hear from you.
- FREE Engagement Shoot: No, seriously.
- I know, I know – there’s no such thing as “free” – but seriously, if you meet these requirements, you can qualify for a free mini-engagement session with NO obligation to book me for your wedding. Why would I do this? Well, I’m pretty sure that once you get to know me, and once you see what I can do with you as a couple – booking me for your wedding will be a no-brainer. Here’s how you can qualify for a free, few-strings-attached mini-engagement shoot:
- Booking Info
- Interested in scheduling a GoodEye engagement shoot? Check out my engagement packages and availability before you contact me.
- About Chris (GoodEye)
- If you don’t think you have what it takes to look like one of the couples on this page – you’re wrong! With a little coaching and a couple shots of tequila (I jest…), you can get results just like all the other “normal” non-model people you see here. I’ve been shooting engaged couples for quite a few years, and I absolutely love it. It’s a challenge that I embrace – and let’s be honest, you two will be way more cooperative than a couple of cranky toddlers – right?
Looking for a creative and talented wedding photographer? San Francisco / Bay Area Wedding and Engagement Photographer Chris Schmauch makes you look like a superstar! Call (831) 216-6210 or fill out this nifty contact form (for serious inquiries only).
Oh, if you got this far, I’ve got a BONUS for you. Just mention you saw this post, and I’ll include a Standard Engagement Shoot (worth $400!) free with any wedding package you book with me in 2014/15!