WELCOME, Couples

Hey there! I’m Bethany – one of Newport RI’s engagement photographers and I love working with laid-back, fun-loving couples in the Rhode Island area. And if you’re here, that probably means you’re recently engaged. Or about to be. In any case, congratulations!

What is an Engagement Photography Session?

An engagement session, doesn’t document your proposal. Instead, it is a laid-back portrait session planned after the proposal. It helps you get to know your potential wedding photographer and feel comfortable in front the camera. You’ll walk away with sweet memories and photos to remember this exciting time. An engagement photography session usually ends up being like a fun date night!

When to Take Engagement Photos

When should you hire an engagement photographer? The best time to take engagement photos is at least ten months before your wedding date. This way you can use your engagement photos for “save the date” cards, which typically go out six to eight months before your wedding day.

It’s also important to consider the season. Here in Rhode Island, spring and fall are the best seasons for engagement photography. This way you are able to enjoy beautiful seasonal color, while avoiding the more extreme temperatures and humidity of summer and winter. But don’t worry, if you have your heart set on a summer or winter engagement photography, we can make it happen!

What time of day is best for an engagement session? Engagement sessions are typically scheduled in the early morning or evening to catch the soft, romantic tones of the sunrise or sunset.

What to Wear for Engagement Photos

One of the most common questions clients ask engagement photographers is, “What should I wear for engagement photos?” I suggest wearing something comfortable, but not overly casual. You can’t go wrong with a collared shirt for the guy and a long, flowy dress for the lady. Hats and accessories can be added for a fun, classy touch. For timeless engagement pictures, stick with neutral colors, navy, and blush pink.

If you have more questions or can’t decide between a couple outfits, I’m happy to help. (You can even text me pictures after you book your session!)


Choose Your Experience

Choose the portrait experience that’s best for you. Then, if you’re ready to book, or if you have any questions, please call me or send me a message.

Chat About Details

I’ll send you a style guide, a questionnaire, location suggestions, and a contract. Once you return your contract and initial payment, we’ll finalize the date, time & location.

Capture Sweet Moments

At the appointed date and time, we’ll meet for your session. We’ll take plenty of pictures and make some sweet memories together. It’s going to be fun!

Create Beautiful Artwork

After your images are ready for viewing, we’ll meet together to choose your favorites and turn them into heirloom-quality art that your family will cherish for generations.

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

for your Newport, RI Engagement Photographer


“We love them. Thanks so much, Bethany.”

“We love [our photos]! Thanks so much, Bethany, for taking the time to do our engagement photos, it really means a lot to us.”


How Much Does an Engagement Photographer Cost?

I believe that getting to know my couples is the best way that I can serve them on their wedding day. Knowing your individual personalities and how you interact as a couple helps me make your experience more meaningful.

For this reason, if you hire me as your wedding photographer, the cost of your engagement photography will be applied to your wedding package as part of your initial payment!

Rhode Island Engagement Photography Sessions start at $400

Want to schedule an Engagement Photography Session?

Contact Your Newport, Rhode Island Engagement Photographer

I’m so excited to meet and plan an engagement session with you! You can call me or text me at (401) 862-9548 or send me a message using the form below.