What is an “engagement photo session”? 

Engagement photo session is known by many names such as e-shoot, pre wedding photo shoot, save the date, E-session, outdoor photo-shoot, etc. In short, it is a prearranged photography session. We call it the pre-wedding photo shoot, even if it takes place after the wedding sometimes! 

Who will capture our save the date photos?

Javed Vahora, Our lead photographer and co-founder of NYNJ Photography.

When will photo-shoot be scheduled?

Javed will work with you personally to schedule your photography session. He will make sure to schedule it on a day that works best based on your preference and availability. You choose a season first; summer, winter, spring or fall. Then you decide from sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy, windy, hot, humid or dry day! He will recommend time of the shoot based on his extensive on location shoot experience. It can be either early morning, noon, evening or night.

Where will our E-Session take place?

If you know exactly where you want it done, then consider it done! If you don’t know, Javed will work with you and recommend locations. He has a long list of very well known, unknown, paid, free, private, public, indoor, outdoor, urban, rural, historical, modern, architectural, farm, fields, wooded, park, local, destination, national, international, waterfront, oceanfront, beach, desert, skyline, museum… you get the idea!

Why should you consider a pre wedding photo shoot?

You must consider engagement photography session if you are camera shy or had little/none (never) on camera experience. It will be extremely beneficial to elevate your confidence and reduce awkwardness. You will get great looking images; get to know Javed’s style while having tons of fun!

If you are professional models and have had plenty of camera exposure; the e-session will be one of a kind experience. You will get to work with one of the finest candid, casual, modern posing photographer. All photographers have their own style and it’s vital to get to know his style before your wedding day!

Weather you prefer posed, artistic, lively, funny, candid, casual, photojournalistic, storyteller, glamorous, cheesy, fine art, classic, traditional, lifestyle, dramatic, documentary, abstract, artsy, black and white or vibrant photographs; we can capture it all. 

What to wear for an on location photo-shoot?

You can treat engagement shoot as a casual shoot or as an opportunity of a fashion photo-shoot (or both). If you decide to wear something casual then wear something that you feel comfortable in. You may have to lean, walk and seat. If you are not comfortable, it will show in images. We encourage getting light make-up and hair done if it fits in your budget and style. Fall and spring are incredible time of the year for engagement photos; you can wear layers and save time changing outfits. Don’t forget to accessorize your selves! If you are in the mood for fashionable (glamorous) photo shoot or something totally different, don’t forget to ask!

Should we bring any props?

Yes absolutely, we encourage you to bring readymade or handmade props. Although, props you bring should mean something to you, it’s not necessary. Bring anything you think of. It could be your pet, favorite hat, superhero figure or your favorite car!

What are some famous engagement locations near New Jersey, New York City and Philadelphia?

World famous skyline of New York can be your engagement photo backdrop for free. Jersey City and Hoboken provides the best view of New York City skyline during day and night. Liberty State Park, Atlantic City, Point Pleasant Boardwalk, famous cherry blossom of Branch Brook Park, Lambert Castle, Downtown Princeton, Palmer’s Square, Ringwood State Park, Central Park in NYC, Times Square in Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Broad Street of Philly are few of the locations where you can have your engagement photography shoot can take place. Our favorites are the one where we have never been before so we are constantly searching and updating our list. Above listed are the famous once, don’t forget to ask us for our personal list of engagement photography locations!

Can we see some more photos from an engagement session?

We are glad to hear that! Click HERE to see more photos.