Sarah Slavik Photography

Engagement Portraits And Engagement Photography in Atlanta

Engagement portraits are the first fun part of the wedding photography experience and have become very popular over the past several years. These sessions, typically scheduled some time before the wedding day, can yield more than just a nice formal portrait of a couple that could become the centerpiece in their future living room; successful engagement sessions also result in a mix of photographs with a variety of looks, showing love, the couple's chemistry, their joy of being together, and how their characters interact.



What Is My Approach To Engagement Portraits?

Each engagement photo shoot is a very collaborative creative process. I try to learn as much as possible about the personality of each couple and run the session accordingly. Some couples are very spontaneous and guide the flow of the session by improvising with ideas, poses, and places, while others are willing or even eager to receive some guidance from me. I consider engagement sessions very important for establishing a good working relationship and trust between me—the photographer—and the couple prior to the wedding day.

Where Do I Photograph Engagement Sessions?

Basically, I can accommodate any place within the Atlanta metro area that bears special meaning to you as a couple. There is one place, though, that bears special meaning for me! I am a big fan of Atlanta's Piedmont Park. It holds endless opportunities to find interesting backgrounds at any time of day, has several spots offering a nice urban Atlanta skyline, and provides a broad variety of looks for your final set of engagement portraits. However, I have also obtained quite nice engagement pictures from other Atlanta area parks, like Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville. Marietta Square and Berry College in Rome have also worked well in shoots, as well as the scenery in several regional downtowns: Duluth, Roswell, Decatur, and Acworth.

What's Included In The Engagement Portrait Sitting?

The portrait session usually takes 1 to 2 hours. I will photograph in a bit less than a dozen places and then select 3 to 5 of the best photographs from each spot, resulting in about 30-50 final portraits. Within 7-10 days after the session, you will be able to browse previews on-line, share them with your family and friends, and use them to order prints. Your engagement pictures will also be included among the final high-resolution files from your wedding.

Available Engagement Photography Products

  • a disc with high resolution files
  • a wide selection of fine-art and canvas prints
  • signature boards
  • coffe table books crafted using engagement portraits
  • guest books for guest congratulations and signatures
  • Engagement portraits can be also included in your wedding album.

You can use us for engagement photos even if you don't use us for your wedding! Separate engagement portrait sessions are $549 or $599 if arranged over the weekends. You get an outdoor session in a place of your choice in the Atlanta area and a disc containing every picture at high resolution and with a shared copyright release.

Send us a message to schedule your engagement portrait session.

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