I love an engagement shoot. It is one of the few times in a couple’s life they allow themselves the permission to “splurge” on professional photos. Of course, I think people should allow themselves this luxury often through their lives together, as it is a way to document and preserve a moment in time. But I digress. Many people will actually get in front of the camera before their wedding because it comes with their photographer’s package, and we (us photographers) want you to, which is why engagement sessions are included in our packages!
The engagement session is the perfect time to meet and bond with your photographer. It’s a great time to get comfortable in front of the camera, and comfortable following the prompts your photographer will give you on your wedding day. Phrases like “nuzzle her neck,” “kiss his cheek,” “pretend to laugh ” won’t be foreign to you. And, an engagement session is the perfect time to capture a slice of your life.
Now we have established why you need an engagement session, how do you choose your location? This is the fun part! As I just said, it the perfect time to capture a slice of your life. Think about what you do and love together as a couple. Are you always with your dog? Include them! Are you obsessed with beer? Go to your favorite brewery. Maybe you are a homebody type, I love in-home sessions! Here are some of my favorite ideas I’ve seen out there lately!