Engagement sessions in the months leading up to a wedding are increasingly becoming an integral part of the documentation process. What I love about these sessions is that they are a great way for us to meet in a casual yet meaningful setting for a photography “test run”. It allows for us to get comfortable with each other and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera.
What should you consider before an engagement session?
First develop an idea of the style and location you prefer, make a list of any special details you’ll want included in the shoot, and establish a time frame for when and how you’d like to use the photos. Two of the most important things to consider for your session are time of day and location. Ideally, the best engagement shoots begin two to three hours before sundown, allowing for optimal lighting. When choosing a location for your session, my number one piece of advice is to choose one with which you have an emotional connection. Planning together will give me an opportunity to learn more about you and allow us to create an environment that will make you feel relaxed and open to the creative process!
Some great ideas: where you first met or where he proposed, at your favorite restaurant or coffee shop, doing your favorite activity, with your pet, in a downtown urban setting or in front of your favorite skyline, at an amusement park, vintage-styled with old furniture or clothes, on the beach, outdoors at a local barn.
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