Today I wanted to share a little blog post on the Top 3 reasons you should do an engagement session before your wedding….
ONE: GETTING TO KNOW YOU
An engagement session is one of the best ways for you to get to know me as a photographer, and for me to get to know you as a couple. Every single couple is different in how they interact and connect – some are more touchy feely, some need more coaching to feel comfortable in front of the camera and some just love to giggle. It is also a great opportunity to get to know me, how I shoot, how I get you to interact in front of the camera and how I coach you to make you feel at ease and natural. Then on the wedding day I find that I feel more like a friend than just a service provider.. and this is super important as you spend so much time with your photographer on your wedding day.
TWO: PROFESSIONAL COUPLE PHOTOS
Most couples that I have photographed engagement sessions for have never had professional photographs taken together. They generally have only taken selfies or photos of each other. It is so nice to have a beautiful collection of photographs that celebrate you as a couple in a casual environment in a place that means something to you. Not to mention it is a wonderful opportunity to capture how you feel as an engaged couple! It is such an exciting time of your life!!!
THREE: IT’S FUN!!!
An engagement session isn’t boring or a chore. It is a chance to get outside and show the world how much you love each other. The shoot can take place in a favourite location, the place where he proposed, it can incorporate things you love to do together and of course any props that mean something to you. I want the shoot to be fun, stress free and relaxed. I promise I will make you laugh and feel relaxed in front of the camera.
So there you have it, my top 3 reasons why I incorporate engagement sessions into all of my wedding packages. They are always so much fun to do and I can’t wait to capture some beautiful photographs that celebrate you!