We’ve covered why we love engagement sessions in this post (if you’re getting married and haven’t read it yet flip over and take a quick look) but today we thought we’d let you in on what you can expect during your session.
We generally schedule these photo sessions first thing in the morning. We don’t love being up early but we do love the light at that time of day. Typically that means that we’ll meet up around 9am. Engagement sessions are about celebrating the fact that you are about to get married. This session isn’t about the wedding, at all, it’s about you and your fiance and where you are right at this moment in your lives. The engagement period is full of excitement and possibility. Our job as your photographers is to capture this season of your life. After we meet and greet we give some pretty simple directions: interact with each other and always be touching. We can direct poses all day long, but nothing makes for a better photo than when you interact naturally together.
People aren’t used to having cameras follow them around click, clicking away. However once we get started most people get used to it pretty fast. Like we covered in our other post about engagement sessions, we LOVE doing these sessions. They are fun, they help us get to know our couples so much better, AND it helps the wedding day go that much smoother.
2 last notes about engagment sessions:
1) Sessions will generally last around an hour.
2) We allow for 2 outfits. (The best outfits coordinate but don’t over-match. Try and stay away from both wearing the same color.)