Is an engagement session really necessary?
Engagement sessions are beautiful. Love is in the air, and the anticipation of a lifetime together reaches a fever pitch during the weeks and months leading to your wedding day. I hear it a lot: “Is an engagement session really necessary?” After all, your wedding photos share the beginning of the rest of your lives, right?
Shooting an engagement session is important for several reasons — First, this allows the couple time to get comfortable in front of the camera with their photographer. It also gives the photographer time to get to know the couple while learning what photography styling fits them best. Even though this is something we cover in the consultation, it’s something we’ll never truly know until we see it in action. This helps us all build a good working friendship. Next, you can showcase your personalities in a more casual setting, creating some fun captures for wall portraits, your wedding sign-in book, and Thank You card. If the couple decides to photograph early on, we can also provide Save The Date cards and custom invitations). These images add another dimension to your wedding album, chronicling the story from engagement to your wedding day.
Best of all, you can remember this special time forever. It gives you another opportunity to capture the love that brought you to this point in your lives. This is your time together. These reasons, and more, make the engagement session a must have. That’s why we offer it in every package standard.
Where can we photograph this session?
When it comes to deciding on a location, there are many options for your engagement photo shoot. Many couples ask us, “Where should we do this at?” Don’t stress about it, we’ve got you covered. Here’s some fun ideas for a great on-location engagement shoot.
At the place where he proposed: After all, what better way to capture your engagement than the place it all started.
Where you first met each other: Whether your first meeting was a discussion at the library or fumbling for the door at the local coffee shop, going back to your beginnings is always a marvelous memory.
A scenic location: Lockridge Furnace, Longwood Gardens, Bushkill Falls, Blue Marsh Lake, all have one thing in common… wonderful backgrounds for interesting engagement photos.
A downtown urban setting: Pictures in alleyways or in otherwise undiscovered locations of your area make for a more intimate view of the city and add an interesting fun yet funky vibe.
In your house: Home is where the heart is. Your home is wherever your love grows and flourishes.
In whatever location you decide to photograph your engagement session, just be yourself and have a great time. We love these sessions and look forward to photographing with you!
Written by Lead Photographer, Wayne Becker