Some couples may feel an engagement session is a waste of time or money, or think having a family member or friend take them is the easiest route. Below, I explain valuable reasons why the happily engaged couple will benefit from an engagement session with their wedding photographer.
1. You establish a relationship with your wedding photographer early on.
2. You become more comfortable in front of the camera as a couple.
3. You document this wonderful time in your life and in return you have real, authentic and meaningful photos.
Believe it or not, these reasons make a big difference. As a photographer, spending nearly two hours with the happy couple in front of the camera (prior to their wedding day) gives me a chance to watch how you interact with each other, get to know you and your personalities, have fun with you and discover your quirks, and photograph you at the same time. In return, you get to meet me and get a feel for how I operate behind the camera. The engagement session also allows any and all awkwardness to disappear by the time your big day arrives. Feeling more comfortable in front of the camera when your big day arrives will definitely show in your pictures. Aside from the fact that every couple should celebrate this exciting time in their lives by documenting their engagement, you will have these photos forever and they will have so much meaning in your life.
Your engagement session is the first chapter in your love story. Don't skip out on this session.