So what is an engagement session? In most cases it is a casual photo shoot with just your partner and me before your wedding day. It is a great way for us to get to know each other better and an easy way to discuss the style of images that you love so that your wedding day images are captured just the way you have always dreamed of and are perfect!
If you have your session scheduled early after securing your wedding date it is a great opportunity to use these photos as your “save the dates” or as part of your invitations. If there is time, it is great to have your engagement photos form the guest sign in book, so that guests can write messages around the photos and it is an awesome keep sake of both!
To help make these images special, you could pick a location that has some significance to you both. It could be the place where you got engaged or where you went on a first date. It could even be a place that you both love hanging out together like the beach. It is always fun to make the images unique and to show your personality through your pictures.
Another advantage of being photographed prior to you wedding day is the opportunity for the bride to have a test run done of her make up. Set up an appointment with the person doing your make-up for the wedding right before your engagement shoot. This way you will get to see how your makeup will look, not only in the mirror but how it will photograph. If there are adjustments to be made, it will not be too late.
We arent all models, and most of us arent used to be the centre of attention in front of the camera, so to have an engagement session before your wedding day gets you a little more used to being infront of the camera, and lets face it, who doesnt want lovely images with your partner.
Ok so getting back to these images….
I loved this session because Carissa and Locky chose the locations, so they were all new to me, and I just love working in new places and finding the best light.
We had so much fun and had lots of laughs!
I seriously couldn’t pick my favourites from this session and I just wanted to share the whole shoot, so I have restrained myself to just sharing Carissa’s favourites! (Thanks for making the hard decisions for me hehehe) And then the dilemma of sharing black and white images or colour images…
Anyway stop procrastinating Jade! Ok so here they are, enjoy…
I hope you both have an amazing wedding day… xx