Oh the e-session, or in normal people talk the engagement session; it’s an area of stress when it comes to wedding planning. Most women want em’, most men dread em’.
Let me first get all of the arguments against investing in an engagement session out of the way:
- It’s too expensive!
- I hate having my picture taken!
- We don’t have the time!
Meet Charlie and Erin.
Before I could even click the shutter Charlie wished me good luck and informed me that he was not photogenic. I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves
Are you done whining now? Okay, good! Now let me make a list of reasons why you should invest the time and money into an engagement session:
- Enjoy this time! Whether you are engaged 3 months or three years eventually you will look back at wedding planning and it will be a big blur. My catch phrase for my photo business is “capturing life’s moments before they slip away”. Take my advice. Capture this time. It goes too fast!
- Get comfortable in front of the camera. This is your chance to not only get used to the camera in your face but also to how your photographer guides you.
- Get to know eachother. This is a chance for you to make a connection with your photographer and for your photographer to get to know you! As a photographer I like to know a bit about you as a couple; What do you like to do together? How did you meet? Do you have any quirks? What makes you guys special? It’s this time that I remember when preparing for your wedding day. This helps me stay grounded and focused on capturing your love in a way that reflects the two of you as a couple.