When is the last time you had your photos taken by a photographer?
Maybe it was the wedding you were in last year, or at your parents 50th wedding anniversary party. Quite possible you haven't had professional pictures taken since your high school senior picture. Now you are engaged to be married and in a few short months you will be in front of the camera. All eyes on you. No pressure. LOL
We are celebrating your love story and it begins with your engagement.
Having an engagement session will be the first time you and your fiance will be in front of the camera together. It is a great way to practice and get to know your photographer. Kinda like how you have a wedding rehearsal.
Let's connect and not just on Facebook or Instagram
The connection that you will gain with your wedding vendor will be organic and the results will be beautiful wedding photos.
Engagement sessions allow the photographer to get to know all your quirks in an organic setting and this allows us to take photos that you will love and shows who you really are.
It really builds confidence in the couple.
Most likely you are not a model nor is your fiance. It may take 15-20 minutes just to feel comfortable in front of the camera. This is totally normal and to be expected. I will be directing the two of you and helping you pose. But imagine if you don't do your engagement session with your wedding photographer the day of the wedding you might only have 25 minutes together and 20 of those precious minutes are you two just getting comfortable.
After you see your engagement pictures you will see how amazing you look in your photos and know that your wedding day pics will be even better and you will look awesome.
Our job is to put couples at ease
We all know weddings can be stressful. From choosing the right color flowers to renting tuxedos. Not to mention certain family members. But when you have worked with your wedding photographer before the wedding day you will eliminate the stress of being in front of the camera which will directly lead to you looking amazing in your wedding photos.
The photographer really gets to know what works for the two of you as individuals and as a couple.
It is most beneficial to photograph the couple before the wedding this allows us to get a feeling how you interact and connect.
Maybe it takes my special techniques to make you laugh, smile and look natural and at ease. But I would much rather figure that all out at the engagement session where we have time then at your wedding day when moments are quick and I have to be ready for anything.
Getting to know your vendor before your wedding
Seeing professional pictures of the two of you before your wedding can be a huge advantage for the success of your wedding images. You can communicate to your photographer certain angles you like or dislike and they can adjust the photography accordingly. Why wait till the wedding day when it will be too late.
You get to know your photographer really well. You will learn their style of shooting and see them in action. this will create a beautiful bond between the three of you. On your wedding day you will feel so comfortable knowing you are in good hands.
Your photographer will be taking mental notes throughout the session. These will be used to capture moments on the wedding day that are unique to just the two of you.
- Have your hair and makeup done on the same day, that way you get to see how it will look in your photos before the wedding.
- Fun, they are simply fun. It's your style your look, your love story being told in a relaxed environment, whether we photograph couples in our studio or at your favorite park.
- Choosing a location that is meaningful to you is important, maybe it is where you go engaged or where your first date was.
What can I do with the pictures:
- gifts to your parents
- save the date cards
- a coffee table album
- prints to put up in your home
- signature books for wedding guests to sign (most popular)
- photo to display at your wedding reception
- images for the newspaper announcement (parents love this)