Engagement and Bridal Sessions – WHY?

Why should I do an Engagement or Bridal session BEFORE the wedding?

To do or not to do…Believe it or not doing an engagement and/or bridal session before your wedding can have a big impact on your wedding day photos. I am often asked this question (obviously – I’m a wedding photographer, right?) 🙂 I include an engagement session in EVERY all-inclusive wedding day coverage I offer and encourage my a la carte couples to add it on as well.

Here are my top 5 reasons.Bridal sessions

CONNECTION
As the photographer I like to make a connection with you before the day. You will be more comfortable with me and in front of the camera on the day of the wedding if we have a connection. Let’s face it, you hired me to be with you that entire day. I’m going to be your new best friend with a camera. If you are not relaxed with me, your tension will show in the photographs that are taken. Connection helps reduce stress and anxiety.

EXPERIENCE 
You will already have experience posing with me and hearing my directions. You are going to know what to expect and again, that reduces tension. It also allows me to find out how you photograph, if you tend to blink, etc.

PRACTICE
Hair, makeup, dress… This is a wonderful opportunity to do a full practice. Go to the salon and get your hair and makeup done, get a manicure, pedicure. PAMPER yourself a little and at the same time you will get an idea of how everything will come together that day. Including timing the hair and makeup (if there is one thing that makes a bride late, it’s usually hair and makeup).

Bring all appropriate undergarments, shoes, etc. If you are planning special lingerie or have a beautiful wedding night nightie we can do a few of those for him as a ‘wedding gift’. Even a practice bouquet can be fun. It will also make you aware of any adjustments to your dress you may need to consider.andrea and julian

FUN 
Weddings are emotional and stressful. Full of smiles, tears, anxiety – you name it, I’ve seen it.  A session is FUN. You will look and feel beautiful MINUS the stress. I always advise a romantic night out with your future spouse afterwards, or a girls night out after a bridal session.

IMAGES 
Engagement and bridal sessions will produce images for Save The Date cards and wedding invitations. Albums and enlargements for the wedding reception are very popular.

Samantha Stone - July 27, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Hi there, my fiancé and I are getting married on October 26, 2013. If you are available on that date I was wondering if you could send me package information, and pricing.
Thanks so much!
Samantha and Steven

Nikki Gath - October 6, 2012 - 11:31 pm

Hello! my fiance and I are getting married October 20th, 2013. I hope you are available for that day! We would love to have you as our photographer! If so, we would very much appreciate it if you could send us packaging and prices.

Thanks a bunch!
Nikki & Scott

Rachel Milligan - December 10, 2012 - 10:48 am

Hello, I’m getting married July 6th, 2013 and was wondering you are available that date! I would love it if you sent me pricing and information. Thank you

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