Why Should I Have an Engagement Session
Many wedding photographers offer engagement sessions along with wedding photography. It is no coincidence that engagement sessions go hand in hand with wedding photography. Engagement sessions are very valuable to couples about to get married. Often, many couples are not convinced about the value of a professional engagement session and come up with reasons to not have engagement photos taken. Some of the reasons are: we already sent out our save the dates, we already have a lot of photos together, we don’t know what we would do with the engagement photos after the session. Even though those are valid concerns when deciding against an engagement session, it is also important to know all of the benefits of an engagement session.
Most of us never had a chance to work with a professional photographer and if we did it might have only been in a studio setting without our significant other. Even seeing a photographer working at a wedding might only give you a partial picture of how much a couple actually works with the photographer to capture those stunning images. Engagement session gives you an opportunity to experience what it will be like taking photos on your wedding day without the hustle and stress that a wedding can bring. During your engagement session you will get to know the photographer better and they will get to know you and your personality.
Most of us are not professional models and not everyone is comfortable being in front of a camera. An engagement session is a great way to experience being in front of a camera and becoming more comfortable taking numerous photos. The more confident you become taking these photos, the easier it will be for your photographer to capture the romance and sparks that the two of you share. During the session you can practice different poses and styles so when you are short on time during your wedding you will know what photos are important to you. Having this additional experience working with your photographer will help reduce the stress that you might experience during your wedding and should help you be more confident about the quality and type of images that you will receive.
While you are limited by location choices and time on your wedding day, during your engagement session you can go to wherever your heart desires. You can relive the memories of your engagement, go back to a place that is special to you, go out on a date, take a stroll in the park, or simply relax in the comfort of your own home. The possibilities are endless and the photos and memories you create will be special to the two of you. You won’t be under the stress of a wedding and if the weather does not cooperate you can reschedule your session and still receive personal photos that will capture the love you share.
An engagement session can also be a great opportunity to see how your hair and makeup will look in your wedding photos. There is nothing worse than receiving your wedding photos and seeing that your hair and makeup did not come out as you wished for. To make the most out of your engagement session, go ahead and schedule your hair and makeup trial the same day. You won’t only receive beautiful images of you and your fiancé, but you will also be confident that your hair and makeup will look fabulous on your wedding day.
By having an engagement session, you won’t miss out on a great opportunity to get to know your photographer before your big day. With the confidence you’ll gain during the session, you’ll have one less thing to worry about as you anxiously await your wedding.
Kasia’s Bridal-Intimate Bridal Event
Last Thursday we traveled to Illinois for Kasia’s Bridal re-opening bridal event. All of the vendors did such a wonderful job and the salon looked beautiful. We had so much fun working with everyone and really look forward to future events. Below is a peek at the bridal show.
Vendors who participated in the event:
Jolly Inn Restaurant Banquets Catering
Il Giardino Del Dolce
Simplicity in a Box
Chykalophia Graphic Design
Life Well Clicked
Chicago’s Ultimate Limousine Service
Penthouse Unisex Hairstylising
Also big thank you to our models. They did such a wonderful job.
Spring Bridal Show
Come visit us at the re-opening of Kasia’s Bridal in Chicago. We will be a part of a Spring Bridal Show and would love to see you all there!!!