Engagement Photos

So you are newly engaged and you're wondering about engagement pictures. Right along with wedding photos, engagement photos are very special moments. I mean, it's sort of a big deal! YOU'RE ENGAGED!!! Now what? Good question. There's a lot to consider - style, location, time of day, season, overall vibe, etc. Don't stress. We go this.

Engagement Location

Being a Knoxville wedding photographer means we have access to some of the most amazing natural backdrops for engagement photos. We know all the romantic spots The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cades Cove. Smoky Mountains engagements are really special to us. We prefer natural light and the great outdoors. We even have a few secret spots in North Carolina. But we can go about any place you prefer. If your family has a farm, or there's a park in your town, or maybe there's a special spot that is important to you as a couple.

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Smoky mountain engagement photo!

Smoky mountain engagement photo!

Engagement Style

The style and vibe of your engagement photos can be simple, casual, dressy or even themed. We like to start with more dressy attire. This allows us to move through a few locations. We don't pose you. We direct you. We find cozy little spots and have you do simple tasks like hold hands, walk and talk to each other.

Engagement photos are important

As a wedding photographer we value opportunities to get to know our couples better. The engagement session is the perfect time. While we shoot the engagement photos we get to know you in a photographic way. We learn your body mechanics. We learn your best features. We learn your habits and traits that make you YOU. We get to know your personalities. We get to understand you as a couple. Plus, the engagement photo session is low-key and super chill. No distractions. In that way, it’s quite a bit different than wedding photos.

Engagement photos by a professional wedding photographer or not?

Many couples wonder if they should choose to hire a professional wedding photographer for their engagement photos. It’s a good question. The answer is most often driven by budget. If it’s in your budget, do it. Another reason folks may choose to not hire a professional wedding photographer to shoot their engagement photos is they have friend or relative with a new camera trying to grow their portfolio. GO out with them. They are family and could use the boost. But also, hire a professional. But what about saving money? Good question. All of our wedding photo packages include an engagement photo session.

One more thing about engagement photos

It’s a beautiful time with so many thoughts, ideas, dreams and plans. For our wedding couples, professional wedding photography is very high on the priority list. For this reason we offer amazing engagement photo sessions in our wedding packages. We think engagement photos are that important. In addition, the engagement photos are the beginning of a journey that leads to wedding day.

Recent Engagements

The images below from some of our favorite engagement photo sessions. If you want a little more in-depth look, check out Recent Engagements Sessions. And if you’re ready to hire a professional wedding photographer for your engagement session, click on the link below to fill out a short form. Or, if it’s easier, call or text 865-446-0487.