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Engagement Sessions

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Years ago engagement sessions felt contrived, forced and lacked inspiration. Knowing there was more to
explore, I dreamt bigger: Larger landscapes, exquisite styling and authentic love stories that are as unique as
the couples telling them. Traveling our country and creating beautiful imagery full of life and adventure – that’s
what my engagement sessions are now.

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About

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An engagement session is a chance for us to capture the moments that tell your story and illustrate the love you share. It allows me to connect with you prior to your wedding, practice in front of the camera and to share the experience of being photographed together in advance of your wedding day. Engagement sessions help you feel more comfortable on your big day, making your wedding photographs even more successful.

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My sessions are up to an hour on location and start a hour before sunset, depending on the location. I’d love to meet with you fifteen to thirty minutes before the actual shoot to discuss your wardrobe and our plan for the shoot location(s).

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Remember, these sessions are exploratory. Take a moment and ask yourselves what feels most authentic to you. Our only limitations are our own imaginations! Be creative, explore and we’ll create something beautiful together.

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Here is a guide to embracing the engagement session
and this exciting time in your lives…

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No. 1

Location

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Make it personal. Choose a location that is unique and special to you; somewhere that stirs fond memories or inspires wanderlust.
I love fresh, new ideas and are happy to rendezvous somewhere off the beaten path in order to create beautiful memories for you.

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Our most inspiring engagement sessions happen in places of natural or urban beauty.
Each locale tells a story or has special meaning for the couple.
Not sure what is right for you? I’d love to share recommendations.

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• LOCATIONS THAT TELL A STORY OR HAVE SPECIAL MEANING

• NATURAL BEAUTY AND THE TIMELESSNESS OF BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPES

• EXOTIC OR DESTINATION LOCATIONS

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Photo by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.zaPhoto by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.za
Photo by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.za

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No. 2

Fashion

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One of the most important elements in an engagement session is fashion. Expressing yourselves with an exquisite and coordinated wardrobe brings an editorial look to your images. We like to pair locations with outfits so please plan to bring two to three options. Your outfits are entirely your choice. Searching for inspiration or ideas? We’re happy to help. Here is a link to my engagement session styling board on Pinterest. You’ll find inspiration on pairing outfits, colour palettes and general styling.

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• TWO TO THREE COORDINATED LOOKS

• RENTING A DRESS FROM SILVER SWALLOW DESIGNS

• ACCESSORIES

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Photo by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.za
Dehan Engelbrecht | Cape Town Wedding Photographer | Kai & Jasna
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No. 3

Props

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Whether your passion is sailing, traveling or your pup, props can enhance the shoot and breathe life into a photograph.
A beautiful bouquet or floral crown is always a winner, or even a mass of greenery.

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• LOCATION-APPROPRIATE PROPS

• BOATS, CARS OR ANIMALS

• CUSTOM PROPS

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Photo by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.za
Photo by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.za

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No. 4

Hair + Makeup

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Hair and makeup is just as important as your fashion choices.

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Your engagement session is a wonderful opportunity to schedule a trial session with a hair and makeup artist in advance of your wedding day.

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Photo by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.za
Photo by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.za
Photo by: Dehan Engelbrecht http://www.dehanengelbrecht.co.za

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Having your hair and makeup professionally done for your engagement session is a great way to see how you will photograph in
professional images. My photography style softens your look, allowing you to wear a little more makeup than usual.
This experience will help you choose your wedding day look. During your engagement beauty session, my advice is to stick with
what you know! Simply look like a more polished version of yourself.

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Turnaround Time

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2 – 3 weeks. You will be able to view your photographs in an online gallery and share it with anyone.
You will also receive your images on a USB delivered to you via a courier service included in my price.

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Ideas for your engagement images

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  • SOCIAL MEDIA
  • WEDDING WEBSITE
  • SAVE THE DATES

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Pricing

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Option 1
R 2 500-00

• 1 hour photography.
• 50+ photos on an USB.

Option 2
R 4 500-00

• 1 hour photography.
• 50+ photos on an USB.
• 20cm x 20cm linen album
with 30 pages.

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Alternatively a stylist can also organise all the logistics for you.
Arranging a hair + makeup artist, sourcing your outfits and props and booking/scouting a venue.
This option also includes a beautiful 20cm x20cm linen album with 30 pages.
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This will however cost extra and is only available on request.
Starting at ± R8 000-00.

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