Engagement & Proposal Sessions

I offer engagement sessions for those who are already engaged and proposal sessions for those wanting to document the actual moment of their engagement. Scroll below for session details, answers to frequently asked questions, and a link to samples of my engagement session work. For additional information, or to book your session, call (360) 891-7705 (or click here to send a message). Looking forward to hearing more about your engagement!!

Signature collection

- 1-hour photo session
- Image culling and basic editing
- Private online gallery
- Full resolution JPEG images
- Print-and-share release



Is an engagement sessions included in your wedding photography collections?

A.An engagement session is an la carte item that can added to your wedding photography collection purchase or purchased on its own. Call (360) 891-7705 for details!

Where will my session be conducted?

A.We can do your session at most public outdoor locations, or - in Laura Kesler Photography's sole discretion - at your home - in the following areas: DuPoint, Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), Lacey, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, Tacoma, and Yelm.

When and how will my photos be delivered?

A.Your photos will be culled, edited, and delivered to you within four weeks of your session. They will be delivered to you via a private, password-protected online gallery. The link for the gallery, as well as log-in instructions, will be emailed you on day of delivery.

You are free to share your gallery with others or keep it private.

Anyone you share your gallery with will be able to view and download your images and order prints and products from within your gallery.

Your gallery will be active and available to you for 30 days from the day it is delivered to you. During that time, you can log in and view/download your images as many times as you want.

Photos are provided as full-resolution non-watermarked digital JPEG files. While you can download them one at a time, you can also download your entire gallery at once in the form of several zip files.

Please note that because you will be receiving full-resolution files, you will need a device that can hold at least several gigabytes of data for downloading and storing the photos.

How many images will I receive?

A.While Laura Kesler Photography strives to create as many meaningful portraits as possible, it does not guarantee that any certain number will be created or delivered. Many clients, however, receive approximately 30 or more photos per hour of photography.

Will you cull my photos before delivering them?

A.Most definitely!

Laura Kesler Photography typically taking LOTS of photos during family sessions and mini-sessions - many more than will be delivered. This is in large part because some of them will capture closed eyes, unexpected movements or motion blur, unexpected changes in lighting, an unflattering angle or pose, duplicate poses/scenes, and things of that nature. These types of images are commonly referred to as "outtakes," and are not included in client galleries or delivered images. However, all other photos will be delivered to you.

Do you offer professionally created albums, prints, and wall art?

A.Yes! Professionally-created albums (including discounted parent albums), photo books, prints, canvases, and wall art are available on an la carte basis.

Will I get the copyright to my photos?

A.While Laura Kesler Photography does not sell its copyright, it provides a complimentary print-and-share release permitting you to share your images with others and print them at commercial print labs of your choice.

Call (360) 891-7705 for details.

Can I purchase the RAW files?

A.I strive to deliver only beautifully finished photos. I therefore provide only finished JPEG files and printed products.

RAW files that come straight out of camera are similar in some ways to film negatives that come of out film cameras and that still require developing. I process (or "develop") the RAW files that I create, ensuring that they are properly calibrated for my cameras and lenses, processed for beautiful exposure and color, and been individually assessed for possible noise reduction, straightening, cropping, and other post-processing techniques that lend the final prints and images a polished and finished appearance. Once this has been done, I export the photos as full-resolution JPEG files in order to fully merge the post-processing effects into the final images and prepare them for delivery.

Just as most authors don't sell their initial book drafts, and many other professionals don't submit their initial project work to clients as a final product, I do not, under any circumstances, provide RAW files as part of Laura Kesler Photography's services, collections, or delivered products.

I like what I am hearing! How do I book my engagement session?

A.Let's do this!!

The booking process starts with a phone consultation. Call (360) 891-7705 for more information or to schedule your session.

After we have talked and decided we want to work with each other, I will email you a booking proposal. Your booking proposal will contain everything needed to complete your booking.

Please note that payment in full is required at the time of booking. Your payment is fully refundable in case of cancellation by either party.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

I still have more questions; who can I contact for answers?

A.Please call (360) 891-7705 or send your questions via email to laura@laurakeslerphotography.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!