Nicole | Business | E-Shoot | 13th July 2011
Engagement sessions are a lot of fun! They are a great opportunity for you and your photographer to get together prior to your wedding and experience what it is like being in front of the camera with your selected photographer. Engagement sessions give the photographer and the couple a great opportunity to form a bond before the wedding day so you feel like you are being photographed by an old friend rather than someone you just hired. Having this bond prior to the wedding definately helps everyone feel much more relaxed on the big day and to know that your photographer can photograph YOU, well that is a huge relief.
I love photographing engagement sessions. They are a great chance to get some casual photos of you and your other half in a less formal manner. Most couples generally only have point and shoot images of themselves (maybe with half a head cut off – I know I do) so having a professional take some photos for you is really nice. Especially to celebrate this exciting time in your life!
So what do you do with your engagement photographs after the session? Many of my clients order canvases or artblocs to show off their beautiful images on the walls in their homes. Others use their images for Save the Date cards or Invitations (We can design them too!) or even create a customized guest book for your wedding guests to sign on your big day.
Here is a sample of what a customized guest book could look like. Here is the gorgeous Bethany & Daniel’s Guest Book that will be featured at their wedding at the end of the year. Don’t worry, its only a sneaky peak as I want their guests to have the first view of all the pages! Their book was custom designed to match the theme of their wedding and includes 40 pages with plenty of room for their guests to leave messages on the day. This 7×7 inch linen hardcover book comes with a beautiful photo dust jacket and lots of space to show off your beautiful photos.
Here are a couple of the gorgeous guest books that I have recently designed: