Engagement sessions usually last 1-1.5 hours and are ideally on a weekday, in the evening. The best light is two hours before sunset, so if at all possible, we like to capitalize on this beautiful time of day.
Why do we aim for a weekday evening? The world is less busy. There are less people on the streets, in the park, etc. to distract from you two and your photos. We can always try and schedule with plenty of time in advance to make a weekday work for you.
We do, however, know it's not always possible to schedule on a weekday, so we do set aside a very small amount of Sunday evenings for those couples that absolutely cannot make a weekday work. Let us know if you'd like to try and find a Sunday and we will do our best to see if we have any availabilities.
Timing: if you're using your engagement photos for save the dates, we typically recommend scheduling this session approximately 5-6 months ahead of your wedding date. Save the dates are typically sent around that time, and with our turnaround of 2-3 weeks on your images, that gives time to receive your photos, pick a favorite, and get those cards sent!