Congratulations on your engagement! Now is such an exciting time in your lives, full of love, happiness and celebrating the beautiful commitment you have each made to your partner! It is the perfect time to book an engagement session to capture these memories and share them with family and friends!
Cost – $300 + 5.5% sales tax
- My creative talent for 60-90 minutes of shooting at a location of your choice (locations outside the towns of Windham, Gray, Cumberland and Falmouth require an additional $25 travel fee.)
- All photos individually digitally retouched, edited and enhanced
- A “sneak peek” of 5 proof images with watermark posted to the company Facebook page within 1 week of your session. These will be available for you to view and share as you wish.
- All final images with no watermark (minimum of 35) available as a digital download for clients within 4 weeks of your session (If you would prefer to have your digital images mailed to you on a USB drive, an additional $10 fee is required)
- Option for you, family, or friends to purchase professional prints, canvases, custom phone cases, and other products directly from your online gallery. These will be shipped directly from the lab to your doorstep!
- Print release of all final images
*Locations outside the cities of Portland, South Portland, Windham, Westbrook, Gorham, and Falmouth require an additional travel fee of 55 cents per mile.
Q. When should I book my engagement session?
A. Whenever you would like! Many couples book their engagement session not long after becoming engaged so they have the photos for save-the-dates, engagement parties or just to have early on. As time goes on, wedding planning becomes a higher priority and I hate to see couples miss out on the opportunity to capture this “transition” phase of their lives and celebrate the beautiful commitment that has been made to each other!
Q. How long does an engagement session last?
A. Usually around 1 hour. Sometimes we shoot at 2 or 3 different spots which can bring the time closer to the 1.5 hour mark. My goal is to allow enough time to capture the moment and the connection between you two! 1 hour is usually just about right but please plan for 1.5 hours just to be safe!
Q. What should we wear?
A. Whatever makes you feel your best! Some couples choose more formal wear while others choose more casual jeans & tops or sun dresses. What you wear and how you’d like your images to “feel” is 100% your choice!
Q. Can we bring our dog(s) along for the session?
A. Absolutely! I love involving pets involved with engagement photos! Your furry children are 100% a part of the family and I think it’s wonderful when couples want to let their pets join the fun!
***Please keep in mind that not ALL of your engagement shots will have your pets involved. It is important to bring a leash for your dog so that when the time comes for “humans only” shots, they may be tethered close by or even retreat back to the nice comfy car while the humans finish up!
Q. When will I receive my final digital photos?
A. A “sneak peek” of 5 proof images will be posted to the company Facebook page within 1 week of your session. These photos will be formatted for web use and will have a watermark. They will be available for you to view and share as you wish.
*You may expect ALL of your FINAL images to be available within 4 weeks of your session. All final images will be digitally enhanced and will have NO watermark. They will be delivered in full resolution, large-format JPEG files in an online gallery that will be active for 30 days. Images will be available as a digital-download for these 30 days for clients only. You may share your gallery with family and friends for viewing and purchasing prints/products if you wish, but they will not be able to download your digital files directly from the gallery – that is for your private use only.
(If you would prefer to have your digital images mailed to you on a USB drive, an additional $10 fee is required)
Q. Can you also photograph our wedding?
A. Yes! By booking the “wedding package” you will receive a complimentary engagement session plus all of the things the wedding package has to offer!
*With payment and the signing of your contract, you grant me the rights to use images on my website www.ericashirleyphotography.com and professional social media for advertising and portfolio purposes. This contract will also grant you full printing rights to all final images as well as the right to post them on your personal social media.
*I do not place a maximum on the number of shots taken as I do not believe in limiting the potential of any session. I take as many shots as needed in our time together to capture the moment!