The engagement session is alway so much fun and gives you the best experience possible and best end documentation of your wedding day.
A few key reasons we high suggest and engagement session are below:
1. – We Get To Know Each Other (It lets us bond Boo!)
What is so important is that we, as artist, get to observe and take in how you and your fiancé love one another. Who grabs who’s hand when y’all are nervous, who initiates playfulness, who makes who laugh with little whispers, who kisses first… All of these little authentic “love gestures” (that only you share as a couple) help us to better understand how to capture your genuine love story and direct you two into natural, flattering, and authentic poses.
2- Cozy + Comfortable In Front Of Our Cameras
The engagement session is the perfect opportunity to spend some time with us before the wedding day, it allows you to get comfortable in front of our lenses, you will know what to expect on your wedding day and best of all you will feel like friends are shooting your wedding not strangers.
Spending a relaxed 60 mins or so in front of our cameras helps relieve jitters and prevents stiff or uncomfortable looking photos on your wedding day. When we first meet a couple, during a wedding consultation, one of the first questions about an engagement shoot is “Okay, what do we do, how do we pose, what do I do with my hands?” We get it, how often does anyone have professional photos taken, right? And selfies don’t count. So it’s natural to have a feeling of uncertainty in the beginning. When Brandon and I begin an engagement session, we talk our couples through what to expect bringing a sense of peace and freedom to the shoot. And while it may take a few minutes to get into the swing of things, we always get to the point where organic natural moments begin to unfold and their truest personalities come alive! This time to connect on a more personal level can really save valuable time on the wedding day. Your wedding photography is an investment in a lifetime of memories. Your ability to relive those moments from the wedding day is most likely what you expect from us and that’s understandable, so ensuring you are comfortable in front of the camera will add value to your experience in the long run.
3- A Hair and Make-Up Trial
Selecting the wedding professional who is going to do your hair and makeup on your wedding day is a BIG DEAL! Not something you want to go into blindly. For this reason most of our brides have their hair and/or make-up trial scheduled for the same day as their engagement shoot. Combining this trial with the engagement session is the perfect opportunity to see how you are going to look on camera on the wedding day (minus the gown of corse). And let me tell ya, when you come to your session with your hair + makeup on point you feel AMAZING, not only about how you look but also about how everything is coming together. You will have a better understanding of what adjustments, if any, need to be made for your wedding day. And if your anything like me and typically wear little to no make-up daily – you may feel overwhelmed about the finished look. But… having worked with several brides who are like me and don’t wear makeup daily they are almost always over joyed with the decision to do a test run for the engagement shoot.
4- Creativity Abounds
Picture yourself doing something that you love with your fiancé – maybe its hiking up a mountain to a gorgeous overlook, playfully jumping from rock to rock in front of a huge water fall, enjoying a tasty coffee and warm conversation at your favorite coffee shop or lounging in a hammock at the park together with a few good books – the possibilities are endless. Now picture all of that documented to look back on for years to come. We creatively help you to stylize a session that focuses on what makes your love story genuine. Key creative moments we look at to stylize your shoot include: how you met, your first date, how he proposed, things you love to do together, and even the location where you met. There are so many things that you can incorporate into your engagement session to make it fun and unique!