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Congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time! I am so happy to hear that you want engagement photos taken to document this short but so special time in your relationship. Enjoy being a fiancé while you can! This time will fly! I make it my mission to keep your session laid back and fun. To make this a reality, I’ll be sure to send lots of tips your way beforehand so you can be totally prepared to rock your photo shoot!


What To Expect

My goal is to make this entire process as seamless and stress-free as possible from the time you decide to book me as your engagement photographer to the final delivery of your gallery!

Step 1: Book Your Session  Once you decide to be an Artsmith client, the booking process is super simple! I will send you a form to gather some information, and also sign the contract and pay the 50% retainer. Once those steps are complete, your session will be officially on the books!

Step 1: Book Your Session

Once you decide to be an Artsmith client, the booking process is super simple! I will send you a form to gather some information, and also sign the contract and pay the 50% retainer. Once those steps are complete, your session will be officially on the books!

Step 2: Making a Plan  We will discuss everything from location and outfits to your relationship dynamics and personalities in order to plan your session. Be sure to check your email regularly so you don’t miss out on any tips or important reminders.

Step 2: Making a Plan

We will discuss everything from location and outfits to your relationship dynamics and personalities in order to plan your session. Be sure to check your email regularly so you don’t miss out on any tips or important reminders.

Step 3: Engagement Session Day  Your only job is to show up and enjoy each other's company! I just want you to have fun together, relax, have a good time and embrace whatever mood you feel. Portraits are best when you are being yourself! I’ll be there to direct you every step of the way!

Step 3: Engagement Session Day

Your only job is to show up and enjoy each other's company! I just want you to have fun together, relax, have a good time and embrace whatever mood you feel. Portraits are best when you are being yourself! I’ll be there to direct you every step of the way!

Step 4: Gallery Delivery  You can expect a teaser image on social media within the first week after your session. By two weeks you will receive a link to your sneak peek blog post with several of my favorite shots. And your full gallery will hit your inbox within 3 weeks from the photo shoot!

Step 4: Gallery Delivery

You can expect a teaser image on social media within the first week after your session. By two weeks you will receive a link to your sneak peek blog post with several of my favorite shots. And your full gallery will hit your inbox within 3 weeks from the photo shoot!


Pricing Information

Luxe Collection (($600))

90 minute session
full gallery of 40+ hi-resolution digital files
custom USB + print release

Classic Collection (($400))

60 minute session
20 hi-resolution digital file downloads

Lite Collection (($250))

30 minute session
10 hi-resolution digital file downloads

I recommend no more than 1 location & outfit change per half hour of session time.
Prices are subject to 7% Iowa sales tax.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’m not local to you. Do you travel?
    Heck yeah! Within 30 miles of home base (Clinton, IA) is free, beyond that it’s 50 cents per mile. Please email me for a custom quote if your location is more than 150 miles away.

  • What happens if the weather is bad?
    Since this isn’t the wedding day, I prefer to reschedule if the weather is bad. Overcast is totally fine, even a few sprinkles are okay, but if we have storms or heavy rain, extreme cold or heat, we can certainly choose another date. I will make a call 4-8 hours before the session based on the forecast. If you need a specific date due to out of town family members or difficult schedules, you may need to rent an indoor option as a plan B ahead of time, as I do not have an indoor studio. We can always use your beautiful home as well!

  • What exactly are hi-resolution digital files?
    These are the edited images from your session that you will receive via a digital gallery. The digital files you choose can be downloaded onto your laptop so you can order your own prints and share them on social media. However, I do offer professional quality prints at affordable prices directly through the gallery as well!

  • How many photos will you edit from my session?
    I only cut out the obviously unwanted photos such as eye-blinks and mid-sneezes. The rest get edited! With the Lite and Classic collections listed above, you will be able to choose which digital files you’d like to download with the option to purchase more if there are more available in your gallery. The Luxe collection is guaranteed at least 40, but any extras will be included!

  • I’m ready to book! What’s next?
    Hooray! The next step is to pick a date for your session and fill out my proposal, which I will send via email. This is where you’ll make your session package selections, sign your contract and pay the 50% retainer. I am so excited to welcome you as a client and will be with you every step of the way! Just send me an email with some potential dates to get started!

  • What if I decide to book you for my wedding too?
    No wedding photographer yet? I would absolutely love to be considered! Check out my WEDDING PRICING GUIDE for all of the details on booking me for your wedding!


Thank you so much for considering me for your Engagement photography! If you have any questions at all please email me at info@artsmithphotography.net.