Finding the love of your life and getting engaged is such a special time. Getting engaged is literally "history in the making". In the months to a couple years before your wedding day, you should be enjoying the excitement about the upcoming lifetime commitment marrying and becoming one with your significant other. The engagement period is not just about planning a wedding and all the festivities that go along with it. It's about deciding to turn the page in your life story, and start writing a new chapter with the one you love. It's a big and exciting decision. Since it's such an important decision and special time, you may even wish to capture some of the happiness that you feel through an engagement session.
1) Capture your love and happiness during your engagement
The time between when you get engaged to when you exchange vows is going to fly by! It's important to take a breather from all the wedding planning to enjoy your engagement and this special time with your loved one before that actual wedding. Capture all the love and happiness that you feel while enjoying being engaged during your engagement session. You'll end up with beautiful images of you and yours during one of the happiest times of your life that you can later show to your kids, and their kids and tell them how your love story first began. :-)
2) Have professional photos of you both in a place that is special to you
Not only can you capture the excitement and happy moments of being engaged during an engagement session, but you can be photographed at a location that is special for you and your fiancé Whether is be your favorite walking paths, the spot where the proposal took place, or even a place where you both like to spend your time, we can capture you both and this special place in your engagement photos. The location might even be somewhere that you might not be able to visit on you actual wedding day, but really want to have some photographs taken there.
3) Ensure better photographs on your wedding day: Learn what to expect and get used to working with your photographer before your wedding
It doesn't matter how many times you've met with your photographer, there is no better way for them to get to know you before the wedding day than during your engagement session. To ensure better photographs on your wedding day, we love to see our clients outside of the formal "meeting" or phone call setting where you and your fiancé have the chance to relax and be yourselves. By observing you both during your session, a good photographer will pay attention to your personalities and styles and cater the session and your wedding coverage to match them. We love watching the two of you interact so we can get some ideas for photographs. By telling us and showing us what's important to you during your session, (such as natural candid shots, a grandmothers ring, or something unique to the two of you), we can also adapt our imagery to showcase what's special to you on the big day. There are no do-overs on your wedding day, so it's always a good idea to have a "practice run" with your photographer. You can have fun working with your photographer and learn what to expect during your portraits on your wedding day. It's also a great time for your photographer to answer any questions youmay have about your wedding portraits.
4) Practice poses and learn what works the best to show off you and your sweetie's connection
While mentioned briefly before, by having an engagement session, you, your fiancé, and your photographer have the unique opportunity to learn what poses work the best for you before the big day. Since every couple's chemistry is a little bit different, a pose that works for one couple might not work well for another. We want to make sure that we can provide you with the most flattering images of you both on your wedding day, and by having the engagement session, we can quickly learn what works the best for you both and be better prepared to make wonderful portraits on the big day.
5) Overcome being camera shy
Unless you're used to having your photograph taken, being the subject in front of the lens is likely to be a very different experience. One way to help you feel less camera shy is by having an engagement session. If you've had an session before your wedding day, you're much more likely to feel relaxed in front of the camera on the big day since you know what to expect. On the big day, you want to look and feel natural in front of the camera.
6) Share your images and story before the big day
After the session, show off and share your favorite images! You engagement photos are perfect for to share online, and use for your save the dates and your wedding website. Some couples like to make some prints and frame them to show on the guestbook table for guests to enjoy. We've also seen large framed images with a white mat for guests to sign so that you can later display it in your home. We also offer a photo guestbook which is another unique way to share your images.
Are you recently engaged and interested in an engagement session and wedding photography? We'd love to work with you! Contact us today to learn more about our wedding photography services and to schedule your engagement session!