If you are about to say YES to the dress, why not say hi to a photographer. Once in a lifetime (we hope) moments like getting engaged are something that need to be picture-perfect and preserved. Doing a practice photo session with your partner before your wedding day has many benefits.
Let me explain.
Most people can be awkward in front of a camera, and those naturally disposed to pose are few and far between. I always say to clients ‘If you don’t feel awkward in front of the camera you are not the only one!
The main plus of these sessions is getting used to being in front of the camera before the big day itself. Remembering what you did during an engagement session, makes the wedding day more comfortable. It frees up time for you to spend with your guests, and your loved ones.
You will feel calmer, and more confident in the spotlight. The result? Better quality photographs.
An engagement photo shoot is a great relationship builder. Not between you and your partner, of course (that relationship is already built and solid), but between you and the photographer. You can discover their personality and shooting style. While on the other hand they can learn about the unique way you interact with each other and the poses that suit you best.
When you look back on your engagement photos, you will see that some poses are nicer than others. Discuss this with your wedding photographer, and your ‘I don’t think so’s’’ can become perfect ‘I do’s’ on the wedding day itself.
The physical photographs of your engagement also can help personalise your real big day. Think of using them as ‘save the day cards’, or a large mounted portrait to be signed by everyone on the day.
This engagement shoot (below) was done in Well’s House, co. Wexford on a crisp and sunny December Day.
Anny and Nick were one of the rare couples that don’t require much direction, so I just allowed them to be themselves and we ended up with some really cool photos.
They were really happy. And so was I !