Connecticut Engagement Photography
Congrats on taking the first step towards your life together. It goes without saying this is a wonderful time in life. Thinking about your future together is no longer a dream, now it's a plan. Of course one of the first things you get to plan together is your wedding.
At Luz Photography, engagement sessions are included in all of our wedding packages. If you're not ready to commit to a wedding photographer just yet, an engagement session can serve as an interview where you get to try us out. Of course if you do choose us to be your wedding photographers, you will get a credit towards your package since your engagement session is already done.
Engagement session ~ $225
1 hour session
includes 20 digital images
1 - 8x10 Print
in studio or on location
Where can we take our photos?
Our studio is located at 54 Hartford Turnpike in Tolland, CT. At our studio we have access to a few nice outdoor locations, most notably the large field with a white fence behind the studio. On location sessions can be done pretty much anywhere we are legally allowed to be. There is a $1 per 1 way mile fee for anywhere more than 20 miles from the studio. So a location 30 miles from my studio is just a $10 fee. Just a few of my favorite locations within 20 miles include:
Case Mountain in Manchester,CT
Bigelow Hollow in Union, CT
My favorite on location site in CT outside the 20 miles is Harkness memorial state park in Waterford, CT. This location is absolutely stunning and just a $44 travel fee.
1. The consultation
The consultation can be as simple as a quick phone call or as in depth as a visit to the studio to detail every aspect of what you are looking for. It's all up to you. For potential wedding clients we like to meet in person or at least do a video chat. Weddings are all so different, we like to take the time to find out what YOU want from your wedding photographer
2. Book your session
Once you decide when and where you want your session, just pay a $50 deposit (which goes toward the total cost of your session) and you're ready to go.
3. Strike a pose
Time for your session. Don't forget to bring any outfit changes and props you wanted to include. Relax, and just be yourself.
4. Pick your favorites
Within 48 hours of your session you will receive your proofs. These are all unedited images from your session. Each session includes 20 images. If you want more than what's included, the price for additional images will be included in the email with your proofs.
5. Download and Share
Once you have picked all of your favorites, please allow up to 2 weeks for all of the final edits to be done. Your finished images will be sent to you via email to a password protected online web album for you to download.
Can we go to more than 1 location?
Yes, Travel fees apply if they are far apart. If you choose us as your wedding photographer, we typically waive these travel fees.
What if 20 images is not enough?
You have the option to purchase more after your session. Again, if you choose us as your wedding photographer, we include more than 20 images from your engagement session.
Can we bring our dog?
Absolutely, as long as we are using a location where dogs are allowed. We do recommend bringing a family member or friend along to watch the dog for photos they are not included in.
A nice sunset photo is very important, Can we do that?
The best way to do this is pick a 1-2 week window you want your photos done. As we get close, we will look at weather patterns and try to pick the best day for a nice sunset. Keep in mind weather can change quickly and 1 cloud passing for the wrong 5 minutes can ruin what was going to be a great sunset. There are no guarantees but we will do our best and we are pretty good at it.
Can we order our save the dates through you?
Yes, save the dates are one of the many products we offer.
Paula and Dan of Luz Photography were fantastic all the way from our engagement photos to the wedding. They spent so much time chatting about our vision and desires and budget and were so accommodating. On the day of the wedding, they went back and forth between the groom and bride's locations and kept us all on track! The pictures speak for themselves and are so beautiful. Paula is fantastic and has vision that I relied on to capture our day. Highly recommend this fun and talented couple!
— Janelle, Bride
“Paula and Dan were such a great duo to work with! They made each photo op (engagement and wedding) fun! Paula is very artistic in her photography. She listened to our thoughts and opinions and also had great suggestions. I would highly recommend Luz and definitely plan on using her in the future for baby/family pictures!”
— Leah, Bride
“I had the pleasure of having my engagement pictures taken by Luz Photography. The quality of the pictures was unremarkable! Paula was able to capture special moments through the use of her own tricks while taking pictures; this made the experience fun and engaging! She was extremely pleasant and professional. Would highly recommend her for beautiful picture during any occasion; her work is truly fabulous!”
— Yanet, Bride
“Thank you so much for the wonderful engagement experience and the breathtaking photographs! Early this year I had facial reconstructive surgery to correct a birth defect. Ever since then I have been extremely self conscious about the way I look because my face is different than it was for the first 21 years of my life. I am relearning how to smile and be confident in the way that I look. I'm still working on it. Throughout the entire shoot, you were very comforting and straight forward. I felt very at ease, which made it more fun and exciting. Ryan and I are so pleased with how everything turned out and I just wanted to send a sincere thank you. You’ve done so much more than simply take a good photo, you have captured the love I have for my soon to be husband.”
— Elizabeth, Bride