-Save the Date Mini Session-Garin Regional Park | HaywardJennifer + Michael

I can’t stress enough how important it is to work with your photographer before the wedding, and this applies doubly if you’re camera shy! The goal on your wedding is for you to just enjoy the day and look (and feel!) your happiest. I spend the most time with my couples on their wedding day, they see me more than each other! So clearly, it’s important to feel comfortable with each other in order to get those nice relaxed and natural photos. While my package includes an engagement session, many couples opt to extend the session by upgrading to a pre-wedding session or add a whole other session with a mini session. This is the (mini) story of Jenn and Mike’s Save the Date mini session, you can see their full pre-wedding session here.

When Michael asked Jenn to marry him, he went to lengths to ensure that it would be a surprise, meaningful, and that her close friends would be there to share the moment. Their group of friends went to Disneyland for Jenn’s birthday, where the couple sat for a caricature to commemorate the event. After patiently waiting and expecting a birthday themed illustration, the artist surprised Jenn when he revealed Mike’s proposal as they were surrounded by friends. Shortly after their engagement, we marked the occasion with a save the date session featuring his proposal caricature. Jenn and Mike have a number of Disney caricatures marking special occasions in their relationship, and plan to add more to their collection. I their foresight!

This short session took place short after their engagement and they were able to use the photos to announce their engagement, on their Save the Date cards, for their engagement party, and on their wedding website. Because we had this session under our belt almost a full year before the pre-wedding session, we could be flexible with the pre-wedding session date which allowed me to bring in vendors to collaborate on the shoot. They also had extra practice making the pre-wedding session a breeze for them, and by the wedding, they were pros!


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Delighted Images by Desiree Nguyen is an internationally awarded boutique, full-service photography studio specializing in destination pre-wedding and wedding photography based in San Francisco, California. Desiree is a destination wedding photographer for jetset couples. Delighted Images specializes in producing custom photo shoots to best tell your love story. To save your date for a tailored experience, please contact me!