Chris & Meagan: Detroit Lake Engagement Session - Detroit, OR


Chris & Meagan

     Often couples preface a shoot with "We're really awkward in front of the camera!" It's so fun to show them otherwise. 

     Chris and Meagan choose the dramatic backdrop of Detroit Lake in Detroit, Oregon for their engagement session. At certain points of the year the water level drops creating a surreal moonscape that is incredible to see. We shot on and around the preserved stumps and roots that dot the surface of the lake bed. Far from awkward, Chris and Meagan absolutely killed it! The way they look at each other and laugh together, tells you it's a real deal, genuine love. We couldn't be more excited for their upcoming fairy forest wedding this September!

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Audrey & Cody: Engagement Session- Turner, OR

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     Audrey & Cody

We couldn't be more excited for these two! Audrey and Cody have known each other since grade school and and have decided the time has come to tie the knot! We shot their engagement photos on their gorgeous property near Turner, OR where the warm sunset glow gave us the perfect backdrop. We love it when clients bring things that are meaningful to them to use in their photos, and these two did just that. Audrey chose props that beautifully represented her Irish heritage and they got their sweet dog involved as well. By the end of the evening this shoot left us wondering, "Is there is anything more romantic than golden hour?"

We greatly enjoyed our time with Audrey and Cody and cannot wait for their wedding next spring at Green Villa Barn in Independence, OR!

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Engagement Sessions

Congratulations, you're engaged!

   Now that you're engaged, you are likely busy sharing the exciting news with family and friends, posting ring shots on social media, and enjoying using the term "fiancé" in casual conversation. After doing all these fun things it's time for the real work to begin!  From picking out a date, to choosing a cake flavor, there are so many things to plan for. One big decision is hiring your photographer. While you may just be thinking about photography for the wedding day itself, documenting your brief time as an engaged couple is also important to consider when looking at your options.

At Focal Point Studios we include a complimentary engagement session with all of our wedding bookings.

Here Are the Top Three Reasons Why:

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1. We Want to Get to Know you!

We build a personal connection with each of our clients BEFORE the wedding day. The day of is one of the most personal and important days of your life, but it is also bound to be crammed full of events that leave little time to get to know each other. Doing an engagement session with you ahead of time allows us to get familiar with you as individuals and as a couple. Engagement sessions also help you learn more about us and how we work.

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2. Get Comfortable With the Camera

Unless you're a model, you probably haven't spent much time in front of a professional camera. Engagement shoots give you a chance to practice posing and see how we give directions in a low pressure environment. As we get to know you, we are better able bring out the best version of YOU in front of the camera. By the time your wedding arrives you'll already be old pros!

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3. Show Your Personality

Engagement sessions give us a chance to be creative together and really show who you are. These shoots are not as restricted for time as the wedding day. This lets us play around more with poses and locations. We encourage couples to choose a location for their shoot that is meaningful to them in some way. This could be as simple as a location you love the look of, to the place you first met or got engaged. Perhaps there is an activity or hobby you enjoy doing together such as hiking, snowboarding, or playing an instrument? Including things you love helps to make your shoot more fun and unique.

"What if we've already done engagement photos?"

If you've been engaged for awhile or already did engagement photos with another photographer, we still encourage you to do a pre-wedding shoot with us. Each photographer has a different style of working with their clients so the reasons above still apply!

Why wait? Get in touch with us to discuss your wedding and engagement photos!

Want to know more? Click the button below to learn about preparing for your engagement session. 

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