Engagement picture at Van Hoosen, Rochester Hills. The happy couple play with Fall leaves. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement photo in Detroit at the Riverwalk Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement pictures at Belle Isle, Detroit Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.

Engagement Pictures

Engagement pictures in my opinion, should always be included in any wedding package. It's a great idea to have an engagement session with your chosen wedding photographer.

There is much to be gleaned from this as far as what poses, expressions, etc. suit you best.  Consider your engagement session as a trial run. What it will definitely do, is help you to relax in front of the camera, and your photographer.  When the wedding day arrives, you will be much more at ease as you are photographed, and that will result in better wedding photographs.

Much more than you might think, a great wedding photographer should be an invaluable figure in your wedding day, helping to make sure that everything runs smoothly, and on time. Seek their advice, it will help you in many ways.

There are of course photographers that want to only take photographs, with no involvement in anything else, and that's fine. This just isn't my approach - you can benefit from the years of experience I have amassed, and it's freely available to you at any time.

Though an engagement session involves photographing two people, I will often take a little time to take individual portraits.

Engagement Albums

Engagement albums are available, in the same fashion that wedding albums are. I am happy to create some sample layout from the images that we take at your engagement session. 

Engagement photo by Hugh Anderson Photography, in Franklin Michigan
Beautiful Fall engagement photo at Heritage Park, Farmington Hill. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Romantic engagement picture at Van Hoosen Museum, Rochester Hills. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement pictures with the Detroit skyline at night. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture at Hermitage Park, Farmington Hills. Photo taken by Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture at Franklin Village, Farmington Hills, against colored wall. Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture, taken at Yates Cider Mill by Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement photo in the in front of doors in Detroit. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement photo in Detroit, near the train station. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture in front of large double door, Cranbrook Academy. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Beautiful engagement picture in Fall colors. Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture at Van Hoosen Museum, Rochester Hills. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture at Franklin Village, Farmingtom Hills Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture at Franklin Village, Farmington Hills, at the Cider Mill. Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture at Rochester Hills, in a field of tall grass. Hugh Anderson Photography.
Romantic engagement picture in Detroit at night. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement photo in the grass at Cranbrook Academy. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture at Birmingham, with the Christmas lights in the background. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement pictures shot in Coney, Detroit. Photographer: Hugh Anderson Photography.
Engagement picture at Franklin Village, Farmington Hills. Hugh Anderson Photography.

Some Engagement Session Advice

As mentioned earlier, and engagement session should be seen as a trial run for your wedding day. This advice is for brides, the boys don't worry too much about their hair and make up!

Assuming that you are a bride, you would obviously want to look at your wedding pictures once your big day is over and think "my hair and make up looked so beautiful", right? That's the perfect outcome, to be extremely happy with how you looked.

Make up on camera however, is different than it is to the naked eye. In my opinion, it looks heavier in an image. This is of course best discovered before your wedding day.

Your engagement session is the perfect way to test things out. Have your hair and make up done by whoever will do it on the wedding day, make sure that they snap an image or two on their phone for future reference, and let's take some engagement pictures!

There is one other really important reason to do an engagement session. It's FUN!

For that very special gift for your guy, why not consider a Boudoir Session?

Some Engagement Posts