Engagement Photography Tips

Rachel and Dan:

Julie & Josh:
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Julie & Derek:
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(I have several detailed tips on this page that will help improve your engagement photography, make sure you keep scrolling!)

I am in the process of creating an eBook to help you take professional engagement photos. After reading the book, even a beginner should be able to go out with a regular digital camera and capture high-quality and beautiful engagement photos! I will show you how!

If you can't afford to hire a professional to take your engagement photos, my eBook will give you the information and skills you need to take your own engagement photos (all you'll need is a willing friend to help out). If you are a professional wanting to brush up on your engagement photo skills, the eBook will also help.

I am hoping to have the eBook completed by the end of this year. If you would like to receive a special offer for the eBook when it is available, just enter your e-mail address below. I WILL NOT SPAM YOU! You will only receive the e-mail announcement and special offer when the eBook is released.

Please notify me when the eBook is released:
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I provided a number of free photo sessions to engaged couples in the Kansas City area over the past year or two. While I do not have any more sessions immediately planned, I may need some additional photos once the content for the eBook is finished. If you are an engaged couple in the Kansas City area and would like to be put on a list for a possible free engagement photo session, pleas send me your photo and contact information!

My goal on this page is to share with you some of the basic tips that will transform your engagement photography. What I have found interesting is that there seems to be very little information available on the Internet to help you improve your engagement photography!

Granted, there are many styles of engagement photos. My engagement photos differ from my wedding photos in that I often pose more of my engagement photos. However, I work at being very flexible and keeping the posing natural and relaxed. I give general posing suggestions, but, in order to keep things relaxed, I try to avoid tweaking every finger, wrist, elbow, arm, leg, and neck - not to mention facial expressions (yes, some photographers do that level of "tweaking").

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How to Capture Beautiful Silhouettes

Setting the Couple at Ease

Setting the Couple at Ease

(more tips coming soon)


Black and white image of couple walking on path            Couple by the lake during engagement session
"Toby showed me the pictures last night. They were incredible. The pictures
actually looked better than the place itself! Thank you for all your work.
We are going to have a hard time deciding." Steph


  Jamie and Doug:

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"Thank you so much for getting the pictures out to us so quickly. I got the
CD yesterday and love the pictures. Doug hasn't gotten a chance to look
at the pictures yet, but I'm sure he will love them as well. I don't know
how we are going to pick which ones to order. ...We really enjoyed
working with you! Thanks again." Jamie


-Oh My-
Jay and I received our pictures to day, and we are both pretty speechless. I cannot believe how great they are. I love most all of them, and I am not for sure what I am going to do! ... I want all of them!

Thank you again so very much~!~
~~Jay & Misty~~


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