This session will be the perfect way for you to feel completely comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day, you will be totally prepared.

An engagement session will also show you the type of direction that we give and how it translates into your photos. Once we’ve done the session together, your wedding day photos will run like clockwork. We consider these photos to be unique and personal, and so we do lots of preparation so that they reflect you as a couple.

We work together to pick the perfect location, clothing, and feel for the session so the photos show who you are. We spend a lot of time getting to know you, your story, and how you are together. This is so important and will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera so that we can capture the most relaxed and natural photos.

The Process

Get in touch with us and we will help you figure out what you need as well as doing the booking online in a few easy steps.

Pick your date with us and complete the booking online. We will then start by picking your location and getting to know what type of session and look you are picturing. We offer lots of guidance on locations and can offer creative ideas if you need them.

Arrive and have a great time during our session! Get into your photos with fun outfits, and your favorite accessories! All of these elements contribute to how great your photos turn out. Just in case we have rain that day, We will definitely reschedule with you at no charge at the soonest date possible.

Your photos will be ready within two weeks. We will put them all online for you to view and download.


Engagement photography can be a part of your wedding package or it can be a portrait session on its own.

Depending on which option you go with, you can save a little money by including it in your wedding package. If you decide to go with an a la cart portrait session, we do offer both a mini session and a full session. Get in touch for our brochure and pricing.

Vallentyne Photography has been established in Southern California documenting couples, families, and people for 15 years. Our boutique natural light studio is in coastal Oceanside, California and we craft our images in the studio and on location. We exist to honor your memories with creativity and style, because every life story if significant and valuable.

Contact us and we will be there to answer all of your questions and help you figure out exactly what you need.