We hear this so often, it hurts our hearts. We highly recommend you schedule an engagement session. You have a rehearsal for your ceremony, so why not for your photos? Not only is the shoot super fun, it serves a purpose. The first step in your photography experience is the engagement session, and gosh, it’s our favorite. We love getting to know you both in a natural and casual setting before your wedding day. Here are just a few good reasons to have an engagement session:
1. Get Comfortable.
Many couples act differently in front of the camera versus real life. We get it – it’s not easy to act natural when someone is clicking away. Everyone has a different reaction to being photographed, and that’s totally okay!! The engagement session is a great time to get out those photo jitters and become more comfortable with having us take your picture.
2. Get to Know Us
Sure, we’ve chatted on the phone or maybe gotten coffee together, but the engagement session is really where we will have a chance to talk and get to know one another. It allows us time to be friendly, and you can see first hand how we *pose* and capture those little moments. We’re pretty awesome, and you are totally going to enjoy hanging out with us!
3. Get to See How Good You Look
Fact: love looks good on you. Couples just glow with happiness and joy around the person they love. And we simply can’t wait to show you how amazing you look!! Once you see your engagement images and get excited about them, you’ll have more confidence in yourselves and in us. When the time comes to tie the knot, you’ll look forward to having your pictures taken, instead of dreading the thought of having a camera pointed at you all day.
4. Get Pampered and Reconnect
Wedding planning can be stressful, boo – we feel you. We are happy to be your alibi for a fun night out on the town, or a relaxing trip to the Cape. Use your engagement session as a reason to return to a place that has meaning to you, like where you popped the question, or somewhere that you simply love going. Get your nails done, get a massage, and truly make a day of it. Tip: Have your hair and makeup trial done on the same day as your engagement session. This way, you get to see how it looks in photos and can let your stylists know if there’s anything you’d like to change.
5. Get Awesome Pictures
Okay, so this one is totally my opinion, but I promise you are going to love these photos. The engagement session focuses solely on the two of you being YOU. We are going to laugh, play, dance, explore, kiss, snuggle, and capture all sorts of adorably in-love moments between the two of you. What could be better than that?
For many of our couples, the engagement session is the first time they have had a photo shoot and usually have lots of questions. We hear you! Here are some frequently asked questions and our helpful answers.