The Importance of an Engagement Session
by Alexis Achten
When I mention the words "Engagement Session" many couples cringe and think of their senior portraits. Once I explain that they are taken at a location of your choice, outside, and are fun, many warm up to the idea.
Besides having fun, it is really important to take the time to have these photos done. For me, I want to get to know more about my couples. This session is a perfect opportunity to do just that and to figure out how they are in front of the camera. Maybe one of them is a blinker or pushes their head back to make a double chin. These are things that I don't want to happen on the wedding day. I can now tell them better ways to position their bodies to avoid these problems. They will also learn how I work and communicate with them.
In the end they will see a mix of candids and beautiful portraits. Once the wedding day arrives both of us are totally comfortable working together and have fun! The couple knows what to expect from me and will have a wide variety of images to cherish for years to come.