Tammy came to our place to shoot an impromptu engagement photo session and I could not be more thrilled with the photos. My fiancé and I weren’t planning on having engagement photos at all because we feel that sometimes they can be flat and generic. We decided after all that Tammy’s style would suit us and we were right. Not only was she prompt, professional and unbelievably thorough, it was so much fun and Tammy made us feel relaxed. She shot some great photos of our dog as well and was incredibly patient and flexible when he wouldn’t cooperate. We were pleasantly surprised at how quickly she sent us the edited proofs and they looked so great, we’re having trouble picking our favorites. The photos completely captured our style and had a beautiful vintage feel, so much more than I could have asked for. I would recommend Tammy to anyone who is looking for a creative photographer who delivers quality products. She truly was great!
— Leah M. // Bride-to-Be


What are Engagement Sessions like?

Engagement sessions are like a really awesome date (where I tag along). I try to keep Engagement Sessions low-key, give direction when needed, and usually just encourage folks to be themselves. I like to think of Engagement Sessions as small, intimate adventures that are meant to capture this sweet, finite period of your relationship.

Why should we book an Engagement Session?

Engagement sessions are a truly important time both for me and for you. They give us a chance to spend some time together before your your wedding day + give you a chance to get confident and comfortable being in front of my camera. Engagement shoots are also a great opportunity to have fun, to get to know one another, + to capture some beautiful photographs of the two of you in a more natural setting.

What should we wear to our session?

Anything you please! But if you do want a few professional pointers on what to wear, I put together a list of my favorite Engagement Session styling tips to help you + your partner look your very best. View Engagement Session // Styling Tips.

Where will we shoot?

Anywhere you please! Where the two of you met, at your home together, or the place where you had your first date are always lovely places to start. If those don't ring any bells, please take a look at our favorite Portrait Photography Locations for a few more ideas. I'm also more than happy to help you pick a unique location for your engagement session in Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, or beyond. Don't hesitate to be in touch if you’d like some help brainstorming!

Do you travel for Engagement Sessions?

A vast majority of my sessions are done in the Triangle area, but I am open to traveling if you have your heart set on a special place. My travel rate is $0.55/mile after the first 60 miles + one night of accommodations if travel is farther than 2 hours from downtown Durham.

Can we bring our pet to the session?

Yes, please! They are a part of your life together, after all. (And as an added bonus, they are often amazing subjects.) Just please let me know ahead of time, so that I can come prepared.

When will we get our photos?

Engagement Sessions are delivered 2-3 weeks after your shoot in a personalized, online gallery.

Newly engaged & looking for more information?