5 Questions to Ask Your Engagement Photographer 

September 21, 2022

Engagement is such a sweet time in your relationship. You’re only engaged for a short period of time. Engagement photos are a new(ish) tradition that I think is perfect for documenting this short, sweet season of your relationship. You’ve just agreed to forever together and look to the future while reminiscing on the past. 

Engagement photos should be more than showing off the ring (if you even have one) and posing for the camera. Instead, let’s document you two doing what you love the most and where you’re the happiest. But first, let me share the top questions that you should ask your engagement photographer. 

5 Questions to Ask Your Engagement Photographer 

Here are five questions you should ask your potential engagement photographer so that you feel happy and confident with your session. Don’t be shy. Ask away.

1. What’s Your Photography Style? While you might not exactly know what you’re looking for, this is a great first question to ask a potential photographer. They should be able to answer this in a way that you can understand and love. 

2. What Should We Expect During the Session? These may be your first professional photos since… forever. By asking this question, you can get a sense of how the session will actually go. Does the photographer make you feel comfortable as they answer this? That’s a good sign if they do!

3. When Should We Take Engagement Photos? This depends on a few factors, such as the wedding date and if you want engagement photos for Save the Dates or a wedding website. Plan this out with your photographer. 

4. Where Should We Take Our Engagement Photos? This question depends on your vision for your engagement photos. If you already have a location in mind or want a cozy session at home, then share that with your photographer. If you’re not sure, your photographer should have a list of locations based on the vibe you want.

5. What Should We Wear for Our Engagement Photos? Your photographer should be able to offer suggestions based on your location and style. As a photographer, I want you to feel like yourself, but I will offer a few tips so that it comes together nicely on camera. 

What Should Your Photographer Ask You?

Here’s a bonus question. What should your engagement photographer ask you? Your photographer should want to know more about you two as a couple. It could be a generic question like, “tell me about yourselves,” or they might ask to hear the proposal story. This is all in an effort to get to know you as a couple so that they can truly capture your relationships in photographs. 

Seattle Engagement Photographer 

I love getting to know my couples during their engagement. It really is such a sweet time, and Your engagement session should be about your relationship and not the same old stuffy poses. If you’re up for going on your favorite hike or spending time at your favorite bar for your engagement session, you’re my people. 

If you have any questions or want to schedule your engagement session with me, please send me a message here.