Do We Need an Engagement Session?

Shooting an engagement is important for several reasons. First, this time allows you to get comfortable in front of the camera with your photographer, figuring out how you work best together before the wedding. Additionally, you can showcase your personalities in a more casual setting, while creating some fun captures for wall portraits, your wedding sign-in book, thank you cards, and save the dates.

Here at La Rousse Weddings engagement sessions take place at the location of your choice. Need help brainstorming? I will happily assist with location and wardrobe selection. Read on to the next page for some creative engagement location ideas!

Doing your favorite activity.

Say you both enjoy rock climbing. What better way to capture your personalities than helping each other up and down the side of a mountain?

rock climbing engagement session

At your favorite restaurant.

Meaningful memories happen with food, ambiance and your special song playing in the background.

At the place he proposed.

After all, what better way to capture an engagement than where it all started!

At your a cute coffee shop.

Quirky and cozy, local mom and pop shops are a great way to take a quick break to refuel.

Where you first met each other.

Whether your first meeting was a discussion at the library or fumbling for the door at the local coffee shop, going back to your beginnings is a marvelous memory.

bookstore engagement session

Something seasonal.

Catch the nuances of the seasons, including everything from a winter wonderland, to leaves of fall, to flowers in spring, to the lush, green summers in nearby fields and forests.

A pillow fight.

A really fun choice for couples who enjoy being silly and playful. Warning: things get messy.

pillow fight engagement idea

Your favorite skyline.

Your city is beautiful at any time of the year, and the skyline shares where you live in this present moment, a location that might change with time.

A downtown urban session.

Fun and funky, pictures in alleyways or in otherwise undiscovered locations of your area make for a more intimate view of the city.

A romantic beach.

In the morning, evening or any time of day, the sea meets an endless sky for a feeling of forever.

romantic malibu elopement

You can book your engagement by emailing Look forward to hearing your story and ideas!


Katie photographs elopements and intimate weddings. She is located in Los Angeles and is available for travel worldwide.