One thing we stress to our couples from the very beginning is the Engagement Session. With photography so accessible these days, most couples are expecting an engagement session one way or another…but more than the gorgeous images you step away with, the experience is what we are interested in!
The engagement session is like a portal, a small glimpse into what your wedding day will be like with us. It gives you the chance to be in front of our camera, see how we work, get comfortable with us, and most importantly…build trust.
The last thing I want is for my couples to not trust us the day of the wedding, even subconsciously! I want you to feel complete confidence in our abilities to make you look and feel amazing!!
This is the reason we include an Engagement Session with EVERY package. It is a gift, no monetary value, take it or leave it…but gosh we hope you take it!! Even if you have a session planned with a friend, or don’t think you really care about engagement pictures, DO IT! Know that it will make the whole experience!
It makes the difference in a “stranger” showing up to your wedding shoving a camera in your face (especially for you grooms!), and a “Friendor” showing up and you knowing that we are fully invested in your relationship and telling your story!
I’ll let you in on a little secret too, my goal is to leave every Engagement Session with the Groom saying “That was actually fun!!” And YES it has happened many times over! And then all of the sudden your guy is excited about pictures and knows myself or Chris are not going to be there to spoil any fun, we want to make his experience even MORE fun because of our presence! GAME CHANGER!
Here are 3 tips to take your Engagement Session to the next level:
1: Brides, get your hair and makeup done professionally! It may not seem like that big of a deal, but it adds to the whole experience! Getting to feel pampered before the session helps to calm those nerves and put you at ease before we even begin!
2: Grooms, where a suit for one of your outfits! We found this amazing site: www.theblacktux.com where you can rent suits!! We want you to feel dapper! It’s your wedding too, and you are just as important!!
3: Speaking of renting outfits…girls! Have you heard of www.renttherunway.com ??? If not get the app now! You can rent a designer dress for a fraction of what it would cost you to buy! I have personally used this service and it is amazing!
Your engagement is such an amazing season in life, make the most of your session!!