Engagement Photography

Check your save the dates off in style and actually have fun with each other while doing it! Engagement sessions can be fun and the best part is you don't have to do it alone!


During your entire shoot we not only get to know each other better, but we laugh and have fun. Oh, and I also get to know what your good side is! 

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"When my fiancé and I got engaged, we knew immediately that we wanted Claire to do our photos. Her wedding photography is an amazing balance of classic, elegant bridal with a modern, lighthearted, almost whimsical twist. She shot our engagement photos at Jack London State Park and not only did we get our photos almost immediately, but we looked like we had been placed in a fairy tale and I was absolutely amazed by how natural we looked. This is not because we know how to pose (we totally don't), but because Claire gave us lots of direction that worked out perfectly and didn't look overly posed. We were completely comfortable with her and we look forward to her photographing our big day in October!" 

So you just started this whole wedding planning thing and know you need to do something to get started? An engagement session is the perfect way to get your feet wet and check one thing off your list. Our shoots are as simple as possible and you can add on wardrobe styling and hair and makeup so you look your best!

Are you ready to....

  • Start your wedding planning off with a bang?
  • Get the first thing checked off your to-do list?
  • Have breath taking save the dates for all your guests to gush about?
  • Have timeless, non cheesy engagement photos that you will be able to look back at in 10 years and not cringe?

Great, then let's get started!


Package One:

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This simple engagement session gets you rocking whilr leaving room later for options. This package includes:


  • One hour photo shoot with Claire
  • An online gallery to view and order prints
  • Email and phone support before to help you plan and style your session.



Package Two:

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Same styled engagement shoot you just get the digital files to print and share on your own. You can still order high quality prints from us fully retouched, but you can archive your whole session for years to come!

  • One hour photo shoot with Claire
  • An online gallery to view and order prints
  • Email and phone support before to help you plan and style your session.
  • Digital high res files to print and share on your own!


  San Francisco engagement  photography image from photographer Claire Dobson. To see more city hall wedding photography inspiration and recourses go to www.clairedobson.com.


"My fiance and I were visiting Napa and searched and interviewed many photographers in the area. Not only did Claire take amazing photographs, but she offered up places for me to get my makeup and hair done so I wouldn't have to pack all of those essentials with me along with a great store to borrow clothes for the shoot and could purchase at a discount price so I didn't have to pack a million outfits with me! Before taking the pictures we had explained to Claire that we wanted them to look natural and not staged and she did just that. My fiancé was so against these to begin with and I almost think he had more fun than myself taking the pictures! She really has an artistseye for a beautiful photo. She was able to capture the moments along with all the beautiful scenery. They were more than we could ever ask for. Everyone that sees our photos say how beautiful they are and what an amazing job she did and wishes she were in the Chicagoland area. I would highly recommend Claire. She will make you feel at ease and gets back to you promptly unlike many people. She is very diligent and organized. I believe that Claire truly likes to feel the love between couples and tell a love story each couple has through the eye of her lens. We loved working with her and so will you."