You’re Engaged! Congratulations! What a momentous occasion and one that should be celebrated with a romantic photoshoot don’t you think?
Where do you begin? An engagement session is the first stop on a well thought through wedding planning journey. You can use the professional photographs to enhance your save the date cards, your guest book on your big day and to help build a gorgeous wedding website!
As a newly engaged couple you are able to enjoy a low stress photo session that will prepare you for your wedding day. Your chosen photographer will help you by showing you flattering poses and helping you relax in front of the camera which will make such a difference on your big day. Trust me, the less you have to worry about on your wedding day the better, its a day that needs to be treasured and enjoyed.
It’s so important to choose your wedding photographer carefully. You will be spending time with him or her on one of the most important days of your life. You want your personalities to be compatible and the engagement photo session is the perfect opportunity to choose a photographer with a style you love. Spend a little time before choosing a photographer to think about why you like a particular style of photograph. Scour Instagram and wedding blogs and take note of photographs that wow you. When you short list a photographer to entrust with your wedding day story make sure you choose one that encapsulates the style of photography you have identified as your favorite. Take note of his or her personality too! Chat on the phone and meet in person for a coffee if possible. If you are a quiet, introspective couple you are going to be mightily annoyed having a bouncy, vivacious chatty photographer around you all day! Conversely, if you are bubbly and outgoing a funny and lively photographer might be a great choice for you! It really will make for a more relaxed wedding day and your engagement session is a perfect dress rehearsal.
Speaking of dress, what should you wear to your engagement photo shoot? I like to recommend natural, soft colors. The naturals translate into timeless and classic engagement photos. It’s also a great time to experiment with your wedding day makeup! A chance to see what does and doesn’t look great on camera.
Where to take your engagement photos can be a very personal decision. You may want to return to the spot where you first met or first kissed. Perhaps a favorite restaurant, coffee shop or park? I am always looking for new and charming photography spots and I’d be more than happy to recommend them to you. We are lucky in this area to have the beaches, Old St Augustine and hidden gems around every corner! If you have a vacation planned I’m happy to travel and capture your engagement photographs in the mountains or the Florida Keys or your favorite hideaway!
So Why is Engagement Photography Important? It is a celebration of a momentous and magical decision you have made a couple. The first of many in your lifetime of love and commitment to come. Congratulations and lets make this moment last forever!