I have Brides and Grooms ask me
“We will have so many images from our wedding day…why do we need to have an engagement session?”
The answer to this is…of course not. This is your wedding and your engagement and you can do whatever you want. BUT, I want to help you understand why I care so much about you having an engagement session!
- Your engagement session will help us all get to know each other better! Up to this point in your life, you’ve been in front of a professional camera once or twice…if that. It can be VERY nerve wracking and I want to be sure that we get all of those nerves out of the way before your amazing wedding day! Also, you get a chance to see me in action. I get to give you direction and guide you into the poses that will work best for you and your fiance’! Then, when we get to your wedding day and we have to get through your Couples portraits in one hour it will flow because you’ll understand exactly what I’m asking you to do!
- You will become more comfortable in front of the camera! The three of us being comfortable with each other is so important and will help create a relationship with each other! The more comfortable you are with me, the happier we will be (hehe see what I did there??). I want you both to be comfortable in front of the camera! Posing becomes more natural the more comfortable you are! We want the images we create together to be so beautiful! I want you to look at these images and think “Wow! We look so amazing and we had so much fun!”
- Your engagement images will work for you in so many ways! These images can be displayed in your home (or your parents home…think Christmas presents 😉 ), in your invitations, save the date cards, and display at your reception. So many couples are doing a photographic guest book that their guests can sign. I did this at my wedding and I loved it! I love being able to look at my engagement images while reading what my guests wrote at my reception!!
Remember that your engagement session is for you!!
Time for you to step away from your busy and possibly stressful wedding planning period and have a fun and relaxing time to have your pictures taken! Take this time to get your makeup and hair professionally done, get a beautiful dress and fitted suit for your fiance’! Go to dinner afterward and create a HUGE date night out of it!! 🙂