Last week I blogged about why I strongly believe every couple deserves an engagement session from the photographer’s perspective. You can read about my opinions here! Today, I want to share some insights on engagement sessions from a bride’s point of view.
1. Learn how to feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera!
All of my photographer friends can tell you that I am HORRIBLY awkward in front of the camera! That’s why I stay behind it 😉 So if you’re anything like me, you get the jitters to have your photos taken. Engagements truly are a great way to not only get relaxed with the your photographer but it’s a time to feel beautiful and confident! Get your hair or make-up done by a friend or professional, wear clothes that make you feel great about yourself, and get excited! You may still feel a little nervous as we begin, but like I tell all my couples, you’ll loosen up quickly as we shoot! I’ll find the most flattering poses for the two of you and it will be fabulous!
2. Enjoy a fun time with the love of your life!
You probably live a busy life and you’re wedding planning on top of it! Things can get crazy during your engagement. Take the afternoon to slow down, get dressed up and spend time with your man! You’re going to get 2 hours of cuddles, laughs, whispers, kisses, and fun! Then you can finish the evening with a date! You may as well since you’re already dressed up anyway! 😉
3. Images to cherish and enjoy!
Like I said in the previous post… life seasons change and I strongly believe in capturing them before they do. This is most likely the first time you and your fiance have had professional photos taken and, after the wedding, it may be a long time before you do it again. These photos will be something to cherish. You’ll fill your home with them and they may even become family heirlooms. Your kids will get to see what mommy and daddy looked like when you were “young” and your grandchildren will really laugh at what you looked like “back in the day”!
I hope these posts inspire and motivate you to get engagement photos done! I hope you see that they are worthwhile. I hope you do them and have fun! Feel free to contact me with any questions!