Washington DC, Northern VA, and Maryland Engagement Photographer
Your Engagement session should be fun!
Hey there Lovebirds,
Think of your engagement session as one of your more adventurous dates. One with locations and activities that reflect and enhance your image as a couple. Engagement pictures last a lifetime and are ideal for decorating your home, scrapbooking, sharing with friends and family, and wedding invites.
As your engagement photographer I promise to come full of ideas that are unique to your session. Our session will feel breezy, fun, and professional so you can laugh and love together without overthinking. We'll grab a mix of formal, intimate, creative, and animated poses so you walk away with something for every occasion.
Not sure where you want to have your engagement session? I've got plenty of location ideas. Check them out here!
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"We did a fall engagement session with Stefan and it was SO much fun! We were so worried about being awkward and what to wear, but Stefan made us feel so much at ease."
— SARITA & JORDAN (Engagement at Rock Creek Park)
What should we wear to our engagement session?
I have a resource just for this! Every booking comes with a beautiful, full-color Style Guide that prepares each couple for what to wear. Not just that, but how to color coordinate, what props and aides to brings, tips for getting ready and more! I'll be happy to email you a copy if you send me an email!
Can I extend the session on the day of?
More than likely, yes. The only time I wouldn't be able to extend is if I have back-to-back shoots. I will communicate with you ahead of time if extensions are not possible. If I do have conflicting schedules, I'll still do my best to accommodate in the case of any unexpected delays. If you book an event in the evening it's unlikely I'll have any qualms about extending my stay, I'm a bit of a night owl anyways. As far as the rate is concerned it will be determined based off a pro-rated hourly rate equal to the hourly rate of the session booked, rounded to the nearest 15-minute increment.
What kind of gear do you use?
For engagements I use a 48-70mm lens and occasionally a 70-200mm. This allows for the most space and privacy during certain moments.
I'll usually carry a wider lens for the portraits that come afterwards.
What does your editing process entail?
I use Lightroom to edit my photos to color balance, correct exposure, adjust textures, remove blemishes, fix stray hairs, and crop. These services are included in all of my sessions. If a photograph requires an extensive edit after being delivered, it may take several hours of my time and may cost anywhere from $20 - $50 per photograph depending on the changes. This is rare, however.
How do we receive our photos?
You will receive your photos via a digital gallery link through a platform called Pixieset. The link is shareable and allows downloads to your computer, phones, or other devices. You can download the images as many times as you need to. If a gallery ever does get moved off of my Pixieset gallery, I keep backups in perpetuity both through a cloud backup system and on hard drives.
"Stefan did such an amazing job with our engagement photos. from location, to poses, to making us feel so comfortable. He is so genuine and kind, and when you meet him, that client-photographer relationship is already there. He is very personable and it is so clear to see that he is truly passionate about his work. I always felt that we were in good hands. We will use Stefan forever from now on for all our picture needs!"
— ALINA & COLING (Engaged at Union Station & Library of Congress)
"For the love of all that’s holy, go with Stefan for your photos!!! SO much fun, SUCH a sweet person, and he makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera!"
— ISABEL & KEEGAN (Engagement at Kennedy Center)
"We had a great experience with Stefan! He had lots of fun prompts and made us feel comfortable. We loved the photos and can't wait to get some printed and framed."
— ANYA & ZACK (Engaged in Rawlins Park)
email: email@example.com | phone: (626) 529 6159 | 109 C St. SE Washington DC, 20003
WEDDING, EVENT , & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER IN WASHINGTON D.C., AND SURROUNDING AREAS OF VIRGINIA & MARYLAND
Virginia counties: ARLINGTON, ALEXANDRIA, FAIRFAX, PRINCE WILLIAM, LOUDOUN
Maryland counties: MONTGOMERY, PRINCE GEORGE, FREDERICK