With our wedding collections, we offer an engagement session as a complimentary booking bonus. We want to give each couple the opportunity to have an engagement session because it is such an important part of your experience as a TR Couple!
I include engagement sessions in our collections because I believe that they are such an important part of the entire process. During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know me, experience how I shoot, and how I handle posing and lighting. This session will make a HUGE impact on how the wedding day flows.
I’ll arrive on your wedding day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are, and learn how to photograph you in a genuine way! You will feel like such a pro on your big day because of the great practice you had during your engagement session!
However, I know that an engagement session can bring about some concerns, so allow me to put your mind at ease below:
1. “We don’t know how to pose.”
While this is a valid concern, I want you to know that I have your back. With seven years of experience, I have learned how to pose couples in a way that is comfortable and feels genuine to who they are as a couple. I have also taken courses on posing from some of the best photographers in the industry! So not only will I tell you exactly where to place your hands, how to stand, and where to look, I’ll also make sure you look awesome while doing it!
2. “We don’t know where to have the shoot.”
Upon booking, I will send over a getting to know you questionnaire. I will pull snippets from this questionnaire to help me plan an engagement session that is perfectly customized to you and your fiancé! Was your first date at a specific coffee shop? Perhaps we can shoot the session there. Is there a park the two of you frequent? Let’s shoot there!
If there isn’t a specific location that is sentimental to who you are as a couple, that’s ok! I will also see what your vision is for the session. Whether you’re wanting a garden setting, a park, something rustic, or the beach- I promise you I am full of ideas to make it happen!
3. “I don’t think I’m very photogenic.”
Would you like to hear some good news? None of my couples think they’re photogenic, but because we know how to use lighting to our advantage, pose you in such a way that is comfortable, and have mastered using the camera we are able to capture you at your absolute best!
4. “My fiance’ hates photos.”
Oftentimes, grooms dislike photos because they’re not sure what to do. With our posing system, we help to eliminate that so that you and your fiance can feel relaxed and just enjoy each other’s presence. You’ll find that your engagement session will feel like a date, and our grooms often walk away from their session with us telling their fiance “Hey, that was actually fun!”
To make the occasion even better for your groom, go out afterwards to his favorite date spot- whether that be a restaurant, coffee shop, or sports bar. It will give him something fun to look forward to afterwards also!
5. “We don’t know what to wear!”
Upon booking you will receive a bridal guide in the mail that has a section dedicated to engagement session outfits. This guide is loaded with tons of tips and tricks for your outfits as well as pictures for inspiration! I also always tell couples, they’re more then welcome to text me pictures of outfit ideas while they’re out shopping. I am happy to help however I can!
I certainly know that having an engagement session can seem daunting at first, but I hope I was able to put your mind at ease!
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