In the end we want you to walk away with memories of your relationship and the way you ‘see’ each other. Heirlooms that make your smile whenever you look at them.
Our experience helps us guide you in front of the camera. Unlike a wedding day and its time restrictions, we like to take our time getting to know each other during an engagement session. We do not rush, completely focus on our couples and create memorable relationship photographs.
Making our couples feel comfortable with us and in front of our camera is our first step creating authentic photographs, following an almost photojournalistic approach. We love true emotions one hundred percent! Our goal is to capture the real you and your deep love for each other.
From a technical point of view, we love things clean and straight. In fact, we are more of minimalistic-type people ourselves. Now keep in mind, simple doesn’t automatically mean boring. A minimalistic approach requires careful planning, creativity and an eye for the detail to fill the frame with emotion.
It’s about reducing the sequence to its essentials - to direct the viewers’ eye and create more powerful, and glamorous photographs.
Honestly, there is no short answer to this. We believe our photography style is influenced by a good mix of different photography styles.
“What is your style when photographing an engagement session?”
We often get asked
Your photographs deserve to be printed. Wether it's a gorgeous fine art wedding album or wall art for your home. We can make it happen.
We usually recommend adding additional coverage if you want to shoot in multiple locations that require more than 15 minutes of driving.
A perfect proposal requires thorough planning. We help you to find the perfect location, timing and capture your big moment with two photographers.
1 Hour of Engagement Coverage
Unlimited Wardrobe Changes
Digital Negatives of all edited Images
Online Viewing Gallery
We love to keep things simple. That's why we offer one engagement collection including up to 1 hour of photography coverage. In our experience that's enough time to capture your true personalities and your love for each other.
We include all edited high-resolution photographs accessible via an online gallery in your collection.
The engagement session location is your choice but we’re more than happy to recommend our favorite and most photogenic spots. Bring as many outfits as you wish — we usually recommend not more than three — and we’ll take care of the rest.
We truly believe in getting to know you and your vision before your engagement session is so important for the overall experience. Wether we talk on the phone, skype or schedule a coffee date we would love to hear all about you and your plans.
As soon as you decide to have us capture your engagement session or proposal, we start planning. This includes finding the best locations and scheduling a date and time for your session. We will give you tips and tricks so you can relax and fully enjoy being the center of attention.
Definitely our favorite part! On the day of your engagement session we don't rush things. We want to get to know you first, calm your nerves and then have fun! We create the best images when you are relaxed and happy. Oh, and keep an eye out for your sneak peeks!
“I have been modelling professionally for years, but it’s a whole new world when your goal is to capture authentic, natural moments that aren't posed and planned. Franzi provided the easiest experience for us to simply be ourselves, in love on the beach, while she snapped away our carefree silliness.”
- Therés Amee
in their words
the number of weddings we shoot each year
number of us states we took photos in
the percentage of Our working time We actually photograph
The percentage of our couples doing a first look. ask us why!
the cups of coffee we drink each week. Vanilla Latte, please!
The number of lenses in my photography bag
Planning a proposal can be really stressful especially when you’re from out of town. We’ll listen to your vision and provide you with recommendations for locations and timing. We’ll send over photos and videos of the area with an exact description. A proposal session always includes two photographers so we can make sure to capture both of your faces. We want to make sure that his/her answer is the only thing you need to be nervous about.
Yes, we have business liability insurance coverage.
Should unforeseen circumstances prevent us from attending your wedding, we’ll do our best to find a replacement photographer with similar style and in your price range. We have a strong network to ensure your wedding success in an unlikely circumstance like this. Alternatively, we can offer a full refund to allow you to make your own arrangements.
We use Canon 5DMIII and V bodies with the highest quality lenses. We always have the same quality backup equipment.
We know that the weather in Charleston can be unpredictable. A couple days before your engagement session we start paying close attention to the forecast. If there is absolutely no chance of a rain free session you have the option to reschedule to the next available day.
If that’s not an option, we know many stunning locations in the Charleston area that are covered.
Absolutely. We travel worldwide for engagements. We’d love to hear more about your engagement destination before talking about travel plans. We’ll then customize a quote depending on location and shooting days. We’ll take care of our travel arrangements if not otherwise discussed.
Can you help us create an engagement photo album?
We’d love to! Our fine art albums are handcrafted and come in different colors and sizes. They’re the perfect heirloom for your home and a must have to show off to your family and friends. We'll be here to help you choose the perfect layout and create a first draft. We’ll help you customize your album during two additional revisions.
Yes! Please do! All your photographs are presented in a high-resolution format, optimized for all kinds of print. The online gallery is directly linked to my print store.
Your engagement session gallery will include up to 80-120 edited, ready-to-print photos. Every picture is uploaded to your personal engagement gallery.
Yes! We carefully select every picture to achieve our signature look. Every photograph in your engagement gallery is carefully selected and goes through post production to achieve our signature look. This includes:
• Basic retouching (blemish removal, small under-eye touch-ups)
• Straightening/cropping and removing distracting hair
• Color and exposure corrections.
Clean, natural beauty is our goal.
We’ll deliver your full gallery within 4 weeks. In the meantime, you’ll get a sneak peek of your highlights on social media a few days after your engagement session.
Yes! You’ll receive access to a password-protected online gallery with your engagement session photographs. It’s super easy to use even on your smartphone or tablet and shareable with friends and family. Your personal gallery is also connected to my print store and makes creating your engagement album a breeze. I work with amazing labs that offer high quality print options. I promise, you’ll love it.
I require a 50% non-refundable retainer and a signed agreement to reserve your engagement session day and time.
Once we’ve decided on a date, we’ll send a proposal for your review. As soon as the agreement is signed and we receive the non-refundable retainer, your engagement session is officially booked. The remaining balance is due two two days before your engagement session.
Your unique engagement session experience starts at $500.00. This includes up to 1-hour of coverage, multiple outfit changes, our digital engagement session style guide and all edited high resolution photographs in an online gallery. We will support you before your sessions with location recommendations and tips so you are perfectly prepared.
The best part was the gorgeous sunset that arrived at the perfect time and I hope to work with Franzi again! For a street style shoot.. not another engagement shoot! LOL
“The evening couldn't have been more perfect..”
Therés & Chris
She went above and beyond helping my fiancé prepare for the proposal and even took pictures before I arrived at the scene. It was great seeing those "before" moments that I was not a part of.
“I couldn't have asked for a better or sweeter photographer”
Kerrison & Stephen
he was prepared with multiple locations and was able to provide great tips about posing without the photos looking “posed.” She was able capture our playful personalities and we had so much fun taking the photos
“Franzi is truly a professional!”
Kali & Jacob