I realize that I’ve been throwing the word shoot around my social media when I post my couples’ photos. Sometimes I forget that not everyone knows photog (that’s short for a photographer (and I am embarrassed to say I did not get that when I first heard the word)) lingo.
An eshoot is simply an engagement shoot! But at TM Grey Photo, an engagement shoot is more than that.
Couples can book an eshoot with me outside of a wedding package at any time. I offer an hour-long session and a-la-carte pricing. In the a la carte pricing, there is also a 45-minute option. However, within both of my wedding packages, eshoots are 90 minutes long and include two locations and outfit changes! That’s basically double the fun, and it’s included in the wedding packages.
So what happens during an eshoot with TM Grey Photo?
First, I warm my couples up. Almost every couple that comes to me has usually only been in front of the camera for senior photos or never at all. It’s natural to be nervous, so I start with some basics to get you into the groove.
I always encourage my couples to bring props to really make the session reflect them. It’s great to bring things like blankets, champagne to pop, flowers, etc. Adding a creative element like props adds more story, dimension, and variety to your engagement session and gallery.
Couples have also brought their own props with a special meaning, like Hannah and Tim during their eshoot. They brought an umbrella, but that umbrella was the same one they had when they first started dating. Of course, I incorporated it in their ring shots. They also had me recreate a photo from their early dating days.
At the first location, I always tell my couples that I suggest we do the casual outfit first. It’s most likely what you wear most often, so it’s easy to get you more comfortable while you get used to being in front of the camera. Plus, after you wear the dressy outfit at the second location and the sun goes down, we’re done, and you can head to dinner or date night! Never waste a full face of make-up or a fancy dress!
Ready to book your eshoot? Send me a message! Let’s capture your love story through the lens of TM Grey Photo.
Jan 13, 2021
What is an Eshoot?
If you're new here, then let me welcome you to my blog! I am Taliya Michelle owner of TM Grey Photo. I am a New Jersey based Wedding & Portrait photographer as well as a Private Photo Editor. I of course serve New Jersey couples, but I travel to Connecticut, New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, and wherever happy couples need their love stories told.
This is a place where I can journal about my lovely clients, what's going in my world, and of course give tips to all the future spouses and photographers alike. Be sure to check my instagram for the latest!