Don’t settle for boring engagement photos…let this be an amazing start of this new chapter!
Personalized, super fun, and on brand with your individual love story!
…(and Groom’s Gifts)
Announce your ♥, the tone of your upcoming wedding, and let your guests know if they want to have the time of their lives, they better save the date!
Each session is “ROAD-TRIP STYLE”…..we meet, drive around for 1.5-2 hours and take pics! Guys, this means no boring dragged out photo-session, Gals this means a ton of outfit changes and different backgrounds for a ton of variety, and most importantly, a chance for your man to get to know me and feel comfortable with me before the big day! We brainstorm outfit ideas based on your individual look …..the “look” and outfits dictate the locations. Includes 3 outfit changes, 3 locations and an online gallery to share with family/friends to purchase favorite images.
Engagement sessions with 2-3 outfits , 3 locations- $300 creative fee plus gallery.
ENGAGEMENT SHOOT CHECKLIST:
SCHEDULE YOUR DATE– If you are having out of town guests, the earlier you can send them a save the date, the better. They will appreciate having time to financially plan and make travel arrangements early, saving them money.
TIME– Shoots take 2-2.5 hrs.
LOCATION– Engagement sessions are done road trip style…I drive, you guys drive and we stop at coolness along the way. We will go to 3-5 different outdoor locations, based on the outfits you brought….not every couple looks like a beach couple, not every couple uses a barn background. Its totally customized, by me, as a stylist and photographer to try and come up with a concept/outfit/location that makes sense with your look as a couple! This is really what sets me apart in this business.
PAYMENT- Session totals $500 if you want to own a full set of every image we take. $300 is due at time of shoot.
OUTFITS- Bring at least 3 outfits ( really for me, the more choices the better)-If you want, send me a photo upon booking and based on “your look” I will help with outfit suggestions, theme, color scheme……if you decide to DYI, aim for 3 very different looks….
If you have a fashionista of a man...let him go nuts! That means you need to step up your game and bring some great dresses, skirts, heels, clutches…….
If not, bring him stuff he would normally wear that loosely goes with each of your outfits….not the best day to spring some “girlie” stuff on him to wear. As long as he looks like himself, the pics will turn out great!
Ideas for looks for gals……..
1. All American- Jeans or daisy dukes with flannels and converse or boots
2. Maxi dress with sandals or no shoes, with him in a button up.
3. A retro look is always amazing! Fun dresses and full skirts.
4. Skinny jeans or leggings with tall boots, layers up top, infinity scarf.
5. Bright boho dresses or tops with great jewelry, great shoes.
6. Jeans/ dresses, cowboy boots, great top
7. Jean jacket and a sundress
8. Theme- If you have matching or rival jerseys, if you guys love too hunt together, dress the part-
Shop e-bay, thrift, Amazon, borrow from friends, etc….It does not have to be expensive
Hair and makeup……. Hair should be done. Makeup should be darker than usual, with a darker cheek & dark eye. Brows are important in pics, so groom them and fill them in a bit!!
CHECK THE WEATHER- Unless it it a full downpour within an hour of your session, like your adventurous love story, it’s a go! Overcast is the absolute best….so unless full wet rain is comin’ down, we shoot!
CONFIRM YOUR DATE BEFOREHAND– If you confirm your photo shoot date and time, it becomes yours. That means, payment is due on that date. Once you confirm, you are also confirming that you are purchasing that time from Rustically Romantic. Therefore, if you cancel, or never show up, payment is still due. Please do not book with Darby Johnson Photography, if you are not willing to abide by this.
READ THIS CANCELLATION POLICY– Upon scheduling, client immediately agrees to follow cancellation policy. All cancellations must be made 4 weeks in advance, otherwise payment is due in full. If you do not agree to the terms, do not schedule a session.
AKA GROOMS GIFT!
Boudoir sessions with 3-5 outfits , 3 locations- $300 creative fee plus gallery.
I like to take boudoir as more a model, swim suit/lingerie photoshoot….than the all white walls with a bed and closeup body part ones. More Daisy Duke, Sports Illustrated, Maxim style. They are taken outdoors at the beach, barns, fields, etc with natural light!SO BRING YOUR HIKING BOOTS CAUSE WE’LL BE HIKING TO THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE!!!! FARMERS DAUGHTER, BIKINI, BOHO, FLANNEL AND RAINBOOTS, LINGERIE IN A FIELD, ETC…….
BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT,
HOW TO PREPARE,
AND WHAT TO BRING FOR YOUR UPCOMING SHOOT
SCHEDULING YOUR DATE- Plan about two months prior to “gifting” the final product.
TIME- Shoots take approx. 3 hrs.
LOCATIONS- Boudoir sessions are done road trip style, unless you have secured a white, well lit indoor space to use….I drive, you follow….We will go to 3-5 different outdoor locations, based on the outfits you brought.
**WHAT TO SHOP FOR AND BRING **
2. Outfits with shoes!!!
Bring at least 3-5 outfits ( really for me, the more choices the better)-
Anything goes…some girls have brought “regular clothes”…other have brought lingerie…..heres some ideas in between……..