I am commonly asked “why do I need engagement photos?” It is a good exercise to have your photographer take engagement photos before covering your wedding, because I find it a fun way to get some personal insight into your relationship which gives me more ideas on how to photograph a couple. Most people are a little uncomfortable in front of a camera but this experience will let you relax and be playful without the time pressure on a wedding day. When the couple sees their beautiful portraits it builds confidence and trust between the couple and photographer. I find it much easier to photograph a couple the second time and the couple knows what to expect.
The images will be used for a multitude of purposes such as invitations, save-the-dates, slideshow, guest books and reception decor. Be sure to give your photographer credit when using professional images.
Spring is a popular time to take engagement photos because the weather is finally getting nice but the parks and beach are not as busy as they will be in the summer. If you have not taken your engagement photos contact me today to schedule an appointment.