I wanted to welcome everyone to my new website and blog by sharing some of my favorites images from years past! This post is dedicated to engagement sessions. Engagement sessions are great for so many reasons. An engagement session is the best way to get to know your photographer, and more importantly, for your photographer to get to know you! It's the perfect time to learn about posing too. We'll take the time to really talk about good posing techniques and finding what the soon to be bride and groom are most comfortable doing or not doing when posing. After learning and practicing a variety of poses you'll be posing pros on your wedding day. An engagement session is also a good time for the groom to get comfortable behind the lens. Men often take a bit longer to feel comfortable having their picture taken so by the end of the session they are feeling much more confident for their wedding portraits.
Another reason engagement sessions are a great idea, is having the opportunity to get photos in a different environment. If you're getting married in a more rustic or country setting, you may want to have your engagement photos taken downtown in a more urban environment. You may want to do a combination of casual and more formal looks as well. Most importantly, your engagement session is the perfect time to start telling your love story. You may want to take photos at the place you met, or some of your favorite places to go together. These photos when added to your wedding day and anniversary photos will tell your love story in a way that you will cherish forever!