Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Why do an engagement session?

One great reason for doing an engagement session - aside from the awesome images you'll get from it! - is the opportunity it gives us to get to know each other better. The more comfortable you are with me, the more likely you are to feel comfortable being yourselves in front of me and in front of the camera.

Engagement sessions are also a great chance to choose a unique location (where wearing a wedding dress might not be a good idea!), or to shoot in the home you've made together and maybe even incorporate your furry family in some shots.

These sessions are also a great time to make some images in a place that holds special meaning to you as a couple, maybe where he proposed or your favorite place for a tasty beverage or a spot where you like hanging out and have made lots of good memories.

And the very best reason for doing an engagement session is memorializing your love for each other. Unless you're a celebrity, there aren't many opportunities to have relaxed, natural images made of the two of you together.

And, of course, there's what to do with your images after the session. One of the items I love best is the guest signing book. Because it has no lines, guests are encouraged to sign autograph book style and write lots of nice wishes to the newly married couple, which becomes a true keepsake.

As you can see, there are a multitude of great reasons for doing an engagement session. So, whether I'm shooting your wedding or not, we can always get together to make some great images!

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