There are a lot of benefits to booking an engagement session with your wedding photographer. I’ve put together a few of the reasons why you should book one…
>> You will get some great, timeless portraits of you and your fiancé just being…YOU! This is such an exciting time to celebrate your love for one another. What better way to do that than to capture your love and admiration for one another in photos? Something you can hang on the wall or print in a book and keep forever…where it all started. We will not only capture some great portraits of you, but we strive to capture the LOVE between you two. The emotions, how you look at each other, your genuine smiles and the way you interact. We are not into cookie cutter portraits or recreating overzealous Pinterest photo lists, we are into documenting two people and how they connect with one another.
>> You get a trial run before the big day! Practice makes perfect right? For many couples it has been quite some time since they had their photos taken professionally. An engagement session gives you the opportunity to get comfortable being in front of the camera. After all, you will have A LOT of pictures taken of you on your wedding day. It also gives us a chance to work together before your big day and to learn more about you. Do you have a good side you prefer? Something you feel self conscious about? We want to know those things to best capture you. We also always ask for feedback on your gallery afterwards. We want you to tell us the poses you didn’t like as well as the things you loved so we can step up our game for your wedding day and create images that are perfectly you.
>> We will get to know each other better. We will be with you for a LARGE portion of your wedding day so it’s important to get to know us and make sure you like us! 🙂 We typically like to meet up for a consult prior to booking and go over the basics of your day which is also a good chance for both of us to see if we are a good fit for one another. The engagement session takes that a step further by allowing us to hangout for an hour or so and make some beautiful photographs in a stress-free environment. We want to make sure you’re comfortable with us for your wedding day!
>> You can use your photos to create some wedding day or bridal shower decor. What better way to celebrate the two of you than some pictures to incorporate into your décor? From save-the-dates, thank you cards, a guestbook, slideshow, centerpieces, table displays…the possibilities are endless!
Those are just a few of the great reasons to book an engagement session with your wedding photographer. Whether or not you choose to have an engagement session make sure to get to know your photographer, communicate openly and honestly and don’t hesitate to ask questions!
Happy Wedding Planning!
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