To me, engagement photos are a crucial part of the wedding photography process. I am often asked why I feel so strongly about engagement session photos, so I felt a blog entry would be a great way to sum it all up.
I’ve been lucky enough that all of my couples are beautiful, lively, and so much fun. Something many people don’t realize is on the big day, my team and I will be constantly pointing our cameras at your every move. For most people, this can be overwhelming, so this is where the engagement session comes into play. By doing an engagement session, you are able learn to relax in front of a lens, to practice getting comfortable together for my camera, and most importantly you are able to interact with me which allows me to convey your unique personalities into unforgettable photographs. This portraiture approach is not quite what many couples are used to, but I feel that I can use it to draw genuine emotions which will undoubtedly translate into beautiful photos.
Whether you’ve heard it from my past couples or see for yourself on my website, it’s clear my process is personal, creative, and interactive. To me, wedding photography is more than finding a cool location, putting some good looking people in the frame, and taking a proper exposure. While this is well intentioned, I believe in creating deeper imagery that truly speaks volumes about the couple. I accomplish this with my engagement session photos by getting to know the couple, forming a relationship with them, and never seeing them simply as clients.
After an engagement session with me, you will be fully prepared, confident, and ready to be photographed like a star on your wedding day. You have enough things to think about on your big day and feeling uncomfortable in front of a camera shouldn’t be one of them. After an engagement session with me,your wedding day portraits will feel like second nature and we will be able to get the amazing shots I know all my couples are capable of!