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Jaycie and Adam were supposed have their wedding on the day we ventured out to the Sandia Crest in Albuquerque. But of course, Covid did what it does best and threw them for a loop. They decided to postpone and runaway together to Albuquerque for a weekend getaway. I’m so honored they booked another session […]

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Jaycie and Adam were supposed have their wedding on the day we ventured out to the Sandia Crest in Albuquerque. But of course, Covid did what it does best and threw them for a loop. They decided to postpone and runaway together to Albuquerque for a weekend getaway. I’m so honored they booked another session […]

Sandia Crest Wedding Session // Jaycie & Adam

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Jory and Trevor chose one of their favorite hikes in the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico for their engagement session and I COULD NOT be more in awe. These mountains bring it every single time. I’m so inspired by them to be who I want. Meaning? I honestly, really, truly believed I was adventurous, badass, […]

Sandia Mountains Engagement // Jory & Trevor

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Everyone wants to have an amazing engagement session, but most couples haven’t had professional photos done since senior year of high school! It can definitely feel awkward, nerve wracking, and very uncertain. After all, this is your first time doing any of this! You want awesome photos that reflect who you are as a couple while making you look natural, and embracing the location you love. There are some things you can do to ensure your engagement session is fun, comfortable, and brings out the genuine chemistry you have together. Here are some tips!

(Keep in mind these tips may not apply to all photographers’ styles, but if your photographer has a natural, documentary style, these tips are definitely for you!)

Engagement Session Tips for Fun, Natural Photos!

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Engagement photography by wedding photographer, Andrea Van Orsouw, taking place in Guadalupe Mountain National Park, Texas/ New Mexico

Guadalupe Mountains Engagement Session // Torie + Martin

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About an hour west of the city of Carlsbad, New Mexico, is an oasis tucked away in the rolling hills and mountains of the desert. People travel from all over New Mexico to escape the 100+ degree weather of the southwest summers and jump into cool, green springs. This is what I love about New […]

Engagement Session at Sitting Bull Falls, Carlsbad, New Mexico // Addie + Ramon

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Katie and Bryan!! Man these two are amazing. They picked the coolest location at Crane Beach, Ipswich, Massachusetts and we just had an absolute blast, leaving our shoes by the parking lot and running through the sand. I can’t even tell you how much of a blast I had with Katie and Bryan. They truly […]

Engagement Session at Crane Beach, Ipswich, Massachusetts // Katie + Bryan

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Back in May, Kevin and I went on our third annual trip to the Pacific Northwest! This is my favorite part of the country and is somewhere so special to me. I love the culture, the mountains, the national parks, the food, the greenery, the live music, the endless amount of hikes, the beer, I […]

Mount Rainier National Park Couples Session // Laura + Devon

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All these New Mexico sessions have been fun but it’s July and it’s time for the beach! And woods. And gardens. And mansions. And old architecture. And fields. And courtyards. I don’t know how it pulls it off so well but Harkness Memorial Park seriously has a little bit of everything and will always be […]

Engagement Session at Harkness Memorial Park, Connecticut // Megan + Steve

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I am so lucky to have met and worked with so many amazing couples in Carlsbad, New Mexico! These couples have been so incredibly invaluable as I build up business in the southwest. Every one of them has promoted me in different ways, given me guidance in terms of locations and marketing techniques, and raved […]

Carlsbad, New Mexico Engagement Session // Ida + Gabe

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A carefree, adventurous session at the Carlsbad, New Mexico Pecos River Flumes

A Carefree Engagement at The Flumes, Carlsbad, New Mexico // Nika + Chris

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