I am so excited to capture Gavin & Erica's wedding this coming Saturday! These two are sweet, down to earth, and so kind to each other. And they earned extra points with me on their engagement session by bringing me a local Ska beer! One of the many perks of my profession.
I LOVE being able to do engagement sessions with future wedding clients. Why you might ask???? I'll tell you!
- It puts you at ease with the photographer.
Instead of meeting your photographer briefly over coffee, or for the first time on your wedding day when nerves can be running high, its so nice to get to spend some time with your photographer at an engagement session. Engagement sessions are laid back, don't have a timeline, and allow for great conversation and interaction with your photographer. This will allow you to feel totally at ease with your photographer when your wedding day approaches, which is worth the money in my books.
- It allows you to express your personality and interests!
I love the chance to get to know my wedding couples in a space and environment that they love! I talk with the couple before their photos and ask them more about what is meaningful to them, and then find ways to incorporate that into their engagement session. This session is a great time to show of unique interests, places you love, or meaningful things that brought you both together in your dating relationship.
Gavin and Erica love the outdoors, biking, and local brews ... so their session included all of these elements. I love the way it expresses who they are and the fun things they love to do together. And we had so much fun capturing the photos!
- It gives you photos to use for your wedding experience.
There are so many ways to incorporate your engagement photos leading up to and into your wedding day! From Save-the-Dates, to guest book, to photos on your wedding website, to centerpieces on tables, to photos at the gift table ... the options go on and on! Its also a sweet way for your guests to see you both in a fun, natural setting ~ and often times guests may only know one of you, so this gives them a chance to get to know you both as a couple.
So, if you are engaged, I would highly recommend including an engagement session with your wedding photographer! They are photos you will treasure for years and years to come.
Cheers, y'all! And happy Friday!