What better way to celebrate your love than with an engagement session, which has the added benefit of acting as a practice run in the lead-up to your wedding day. Most wedding photographers offer packages that include an e-session at a location (or two) of your choice, giving you the chance to get to know your photographer and become comfortable in front of the camera.

Couples based in Savannah can take their pick from the following 10 engagement photographers, who are among the Lowcountry’s best.

Bronston Photography

A couple embrace in a historic streetscape [Bronston Photography]

Tori is the lead photographer at Bronston Photography, which serves engaged couples in Savannah and the surrounding region. She describes her style as romantic, airy, and down-to-earth, with plenty of influence from her former career as a fine art teacher.

In 2016, Tori decided to leave her role to establish Bronston Photography and says that she loves capturing “heart-filled moments between you and your person.” Tori specializes in not only engagement and wedding photography but also offers boudoir and lifestyle portraits.

Ashly McCoy

A romantic engagement portrait in a classic Savannah scene [Ashly McCoy]

Ashly McCoy is a fine art wedding and engagement photographer who calls Savannah “home” but loves traveling around the United States capturing couples in love. Her work has been published in “Low Country Magazine,” “Rock n Roll Bride,” and “Savannah Wedding Magazine,” with a style that is bright, dreamy, and inspired by film.

A self-described “hopeless romantic," she is passionate about adventures and meeting new people. Ashly works alongside her talented associate photographer, Tracy, who also shoots with the business’s classic aesthetic.

Esther Griffin Photography

A couple kiss on a dune walking trail [Esther Griffin Photography]

Serving engaged couples throughout Savannah, Atlanta, and Charleston, Esther Griffin is a fine art luxury wedding photographer who also offers engagement sessions. She says they are an opportunity to capture who you are as a couple and will help you to prepare for your wedding day portraits. Whether you’ve just popped the question or you’re looking for images for your save-the-date cards, Esther Griffin will capture gorgeous e-session photos that celebrate your love.

One Moment One Shot Photography

A couple relaxing on a sandy beach [One Moment One Shot Photography]

Born and raised in Camden, South Carolina, Rodney K Gary is now based in Savannah where he established One Moment One Shot Photography back in 2010. His style has been described as “refined” and “understated,” with a focus on capturing the bond between his subjects. Rodney works closely with couples in the lead-up to their special day and is happy to shoot all stages of your wedding experience, from proposals to “trash the dress” sessions.

Izzy + Co

A joyful engagement portrait of a couple in love [Izzy + Co]

Izzy and Martin are the creative team behind Izzy + Co and have photographed more than 300 couples and families over their time as professional photographers. Izzy says that she believes in “living a bold and magical life,” something that is immediately apparent in her engagement photography.

Martin holds a PhD in Spanish from UGA in Athens and when he’s not working, is busy planning travel adventures. Together, they capture striking images that are sure to hold a special place in your heart.

Bud Johnson Photography

A couple hold hands on a paved walking trail [Bud Johnson Photography]

Bud Johnson is a Savannah-based wedding, elopement, and engagement photographer who has been working in the industry for more than a decade. During that time, he has shot throughout the United States and across Europe, as well as making frequent trips back to his hometown of Richmond, Virginia.

Together with his wife and business partner, Sarah, he has established what is now one of Savannah’s top engagement photography businesses while being known for his “endless supply of dad jokes.”

The Happy Bloom

An engaged couple framed by an avenue of trees [The Happy Bloom]

Justin Brown is the lead photographer at The Happy Bloom, which shoots engagement sessions and weddings throughout Savannah and Charleston. “Soft. Romantic. Happy.” is how he describes his team’s work, with emotion at the forefront of each and every image.

Justin holds a degree in Graphic Design from Auburn University and says he is a “whole-hearted extrovert” who has an ability to connect with people the moment they meet. During e-sessions, he wants to capture the smallest and most intimate moments that make your love special.

Alexis Sweet Photography

A young couple and their dog [Alexis Sweet Photography]

After growing up in Cleveland and going to school in Chicago, Alexis Sweet began to develop her eye as a visual storyteller through the photographic medium. She wants her imagery to reflect “tears over trends” and believes that her camera is a “passport into both the private and public moments” of the couples she works with. We love her documentary style, with a knack for capturing those often-overlooked moments that say so much.

Tangible Traditions Photography

A man on one knee proposes to his girlfriend [Tangible Traditions Photography]

Tangible Traditions Photography is the brainchild of Krystena Murray, who is on a mission to “capture the unique, raw, and exquisite moments life presents us with.” She spent 10 years working as a bedside oncology nurse before pursuing her life-long dream of being a professional photographer.

Aside from offering engagement and wedding photography, she also captures lifestyle portraits in Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia. Her images are candid, crisp, and true-to-color, with a combination of traditional poses and genuine moments seen throughout her portfolio.

A Shot in Time Photography

A black and white engagement portrait by Jami [A Shot in Time Photography]

Jami from A Shot in Time Photography believes that photography is about “carefully crafting and capturing the moments,” something that she does with flair. Her journey with photography began with the high school yearbook, capturing behind-the-scenes shots of her classmates in action.

Born and raised in Savannah, she loves the city’s cobblestone streets and colorful houses, which she says will always be her home. Jami’s engagement photos are the kind of images that will always remind you of those loved-up moments in your pre-wedding days.

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