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Why Engagement Sessions Matter: More Than Just a Trial Run

Sep 18, 2023

When you’re planning your wedding, the to-do list can get long, really long. It’s easy to overlook the importance of an engagement session amidst all the other priorities. But skipping this special shoot would be a mistake. Why? Well, we’re glad you asked.

Real Connection, Real Photos, Real Champagne!

We’ve all been to weddings where photographers seem to spend hours staging the perfect shot, yet something still feels…off. But let’s toast to a different approach! Our engagement sessions are all about shaking off the jitters and getting comfy, not just with us but with the lens. We pop open a bottle of champagne and really get to know you both, ensuring we capture your true selves. By the time your big day rolls around, you’ll be pros—ready to let those genuine, heartfelt moments unfold naturally.

So Much More Than Poses

An engagement session with us is not just a lineup of staged, overly-posed photos; it’s a vivid narrative of your love. Sure, we guide you, but we focus on drawing out natural moments that look epically good on camera. How you laugh, how you hold each other, the secret glances and gentle touches—all these little things add up to tell the larger story of your relationship. We’re not just narrators; we’re co-creators, shaping each photo as a memorable chapter in your journey.

A Customized Experience

Your relationship is unique, and your engagement session should reflect that. We take the time to discuss locations, themes, and outfits that resonate with you as a couple. Whether it’s a romantic sunset shoot on the beach or an adventurous hike to a secluded waterfall, we tailor the experience to you.

It’s a Date!

Think of your engagement session as a romantic date with a third-wheeling photographer (that’s us!). It’s an opportunity for you both to take a break from wedding planning and spend some quality time together. Remember, the focus is on you and your love for each other.

A Glimpse Into Your Wedding Day

Your engagement session is like a sneak preview of your wedding day photography. You’ll get to see how we work and what to expect. Plus, you’ll gain the confidence you need to let your true selves shine in front of the camera. Trust us, you’ll appreciate this when it’s time to say, “I do.”

Memories to Last a Lifetime

These photos will be with you forever, marking a special time in your lives. The excitement, the anticipation, and, most importantly, the love you share will be encapsulated in these images. So when you’re flipping through your wedding album or watching your wedding film years from now, you’ll also have these meaningful, playful, and love-filled engagement photos to look back on.

So why do engagement sessions matter? Because they’re more than just a trial run. They’re an experience—a meaningful, fun-filled, and champagne-toasted experience that sets the stage for your big day.

The Cost of Skipping the Engagement Session

Choosing to forego an engagement session might seem like a time-saver, but it could end up costing you in the long run. Without this valuable pre-wedding shoot, you miss out on the chance to get comfortable in front of the camera, build a rapport with your photographer, and iron out any photographic kinks before your big day. Come the wedding day, the absence of this prep work can lead to awkward poses, forced smiles, and a disconnection that can show through in your final images. So why take that risk? An engagement session sets the stage for your wedding photography, helping everything fall into place naturally and effortlessly.

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