Engagement sessions are one of my favorite things to shoot. They allow you to really get to know your wedding couple and get them behind the camera. I have found that those couples I get to shoot beforehand tend to be a little more relaxed when it comes time for their wedding photos as well. They know what to expect, what they will look like and we have developed a relationship between them and my camera. I know their best angles, how to make them laugh, smile or be serious.
A wedding photographer is the one vendor that is truly with you, by your side basically, the entire time. It's really great to have developed a relationship with them. Is it necessary? no. I do enjoy it though.
I am a story-teller. In olden days, my job would probably have been a Bard, traveling from castle to castle singing songs of great deeds and love stories in exchange for a meal and shelter. (okay, really I would have been XENA warrior princess but I digress). Seriously, my job is to tell a story. The saying goes "a picture is worth a thousand words" and I talk...A LOT! I take a LOT of photos...and they tell stories. I tell your story to be exact.
Sometimes, to tell a story about a couple, we choose a theme based on
their likes and adventures together versus just colors, items, places that mean a lot to that couple. This fun session was Harry Potter themed at a Castle no less! Hogwarts and Harry have nothing on this adorable couple! I am so looking forward to shooting their wedding this weekend!