Congratulations! You’re engaged, you have found that one soul that you want to spend the rest of your life with! Seriously this is a big deal and we should celebrate! As you start looking for that perfect photographer to capture your wedding day in a style you love you will start to see lots of wedding packages including a complimentary engagement session. Ever wonder why? Well, as a photographer that offers an engagement session with most every package, I can tell you why I love these sessions and why I do include them.
You’re engaged! If there was ever a time to celebrate with professional photos it’s now! Your love is shining bright, you’re smitten and everyone should know! Here’s a few great reasons you should schedule an engagement session with your photographer right out the gate!
As a long time wedding photographer, it’s not always possible to meet and photograph my couples before their wedding day, but I love when I do! I get to ask them tons of questions, learn how their relation works, what they love about one another, and most importantly how I can serve them best with my photos.
I love showing up to a wedding reception and seeing the couple has printed and shared their engagement portraits in unique ways like, table numbers, guest books, slideshows, … It brings another touch to include your guests in your love story.
On your wedding day you will be wearing the perfect dress, and the sharpest suit tailored just for you, but in your engagement photos you can wear your favorite outfit, colors, or add a piece of flair to have fun and express your relationship style.
I hear 90% of the time when meeting new couples, “We’re awkward when a camera is around, please help us” or “we have never had professional photos taken before” By shooting an engagement session we have time to get to know each other, become comfortable and capture a genuine smile in your photos. Then when we see each other again on your wedding day we’re old friends!
With every engagement session I schedule it starts with a detailed questionnaire, and one of the most important questions I is ‘what do you like to do together’ & ‘what setting would your ideal session take place in’. When I see these answers I’m then able to run with creative ideas like hiking to a waterfall, or a motorcycle ride down to the beach. The possibilities are endless! & when my couples choice one of these creative ideas then our engagement sessions turns into an epic adventure!