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What to expect: Engagement Sessions || Lynchburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Spring here in Central Virginia is just around the corner- which means Engagement Session season is going to be here before we know it! I LOVE engagement sessions because we truly get to know each other, laugh with each other (okay, sometimes the laughs are directed at me) and my couples get to learn how to overcome the camera anxiety!

I know the planning process can really seem super overwhelming- most people do have a fear of being in front of the camera- even in the day and age of the selfie! ;) I cannot even tell you how many couples tell me at the beginning of the our engagement sessions that they are not photogenic, but I make it my mission to change their minds on that!

When your prepping for your engagement session, remember that this is supposed to be FUN! This is the shoot with no pressure! On the wedding day, we'll be tight on time, have to worry about your dress, your guests, and we won't have extra time to chat and get to know each other. This is exactly why I include a complimentary engagement session with each wedding package! This is a time for us to get to know each other, feel comfortable with how I work, and have fun cuddling up in front of the camera!

What to expect for an engagement session || Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Engagement Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

*When trying to decide on your outfits- try to choose outfits you feel amazing in! Some couples choose one outfit, and others decide to do two! It's completely up to you guys! If you do decide to do two, I recommend having one casual and one dressier outfit. Just know, there may or may not be a private place to change clothes depending on the location we choose! Try to avoid super bright/neon colors, or very small/busy patterns.  Try not to match too much- instead of both of you wearing the same color tops, selecting complementary colors and patterns looks best for photos! Think coordinating instead of matching. The key to what to wear is to make sure that you look like YOU and you feel comfortable! 

What to expect for an engagement session || Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Engagement Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

*Relax & Trust me! I do NOT expect you to be a pro at this! I don't work with models, but everyday couples just like you guys all the time! I will remind you again on the day of, but it does take about 15-20 minutes to stop overthinking everything and really feel comfortable in front of the camera.  But you can relax because I will help you with exactly what to do and where to put your hands!

*I like to schedule engagement sessions about an hour and a half before sunset- any time of year. The light is gorgeous this time of day! Make sure you are on time. We schedule your engagement session for the best time of day for natural light.  

What to expect for an engagement session || Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and Engagement Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

*I highly recommend considering getting your makeup professionally done! Makeup artists are really good at doing a natural look, so don't worry about looking overdone! If you do your own makeup, make sure you apply your eye makeup a little heavier than normal for your photos.  

I hope this helps you feel more relaxed and ready for your engagement photos! I cannot wait for this super fun experience with you guys!!


What to expect for your engagement session || Lynchburg, VA Wedding Photographer || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia. Serving the Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, and surrounding areas. Available for travel world-wide.  Ashley is passionate about cultivating genuine relationships built on mutual understanding, trust and lasting friendship.  

Currently booking a limited number of wedding and portrait sessions for 2018 and 2019.  Contact Ashley today for additional information!

Summer Sweet Briar Engagement Session || Lynchburg, VA Wedding and Portrait Photographer

You guys. I'm not even a little bit ashamed to say that I almost stole a puppy.  You can't even blame me- he's just SO cute! And you forget about the hectic puppy stage when they are looking at you with their sweet eyes and are all cute and fluffy!! I was so excited when Austin & Caitlin decided to bring their new pup along for their engagement session at Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, Virginia! 

Austin & Caitlin are serious troopers for surviving the August heat for their engagement session! We wrapped up just in time for a crazy storm to hit town, thank goodness! Caitlin actually went to Sweet Briar so it was so fun to hear about her favorite things to do there, awesome little spots around the campus, etc! These two are so sweet, I can't wait for their wedding later this year!! 

Charlottesville and Lynchburg Virginia Wedding and portrait photographer || Ashley Eiban Photography || www.ashleyeiban.com

Ashley Eiban is a wedding & portrait photographer based in Central Virginia.  Serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Farmville, Richmond, Roanoke, Hampton Roads, and surrounding areas.  Available for travel world-wide!

Ashley is passionate about creating genuine relationships with her couples. Relationships built on mutual understanding, trust, and lasting friendship! Currently booking a limited number of weddings and portrait sessions for 2016 and 2017. Contact me today for additional information! 

Barrett & Isabelle Engaged || Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

Oh goodness. I am so excited to share these!! Not only because these two are so cute, but because they are so fun!! There are some couples that I meet and laugh through the entire session! That was totally Barrett & Isabelle!!  

I was getting nervous before their engagement session because they drove up from South Carolina for their session and it had been gloomy and rainy all day.  I mean, are you surprised, it's been raining here for what seems like forever lately!!! But, thank goodness- it totally cleared up and turned into a gorgeous evening!! I headed out to Isabelle's parent's house and childhood home, where their wedding is going to be held and was in awe of the gorgeous view!! 




Ashley Eiban is a Wedding & Portrait Photographer based in Central Virginia- serving Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Bedford, Roanoke, Richmond, Farmville, and surrounding areas.  Also available for travel world-wide.  Currently booking a limited amount of weddings for 2016 and 2017.  Contact us today for additional information!