Engagement session is the best way to start developing a level of trust and understanding between your wedding photographer and your wedding couple.Read Now
Engagement session is the best way to start developing a level of trust and understanding between your wedding photographer and your wedding couple.
The main purpose of the session is not just to produce images but to establish trust. The couple will see how competent you are and get familiar with your style at the same time. They're learning to trust and understand what to expect on their wedding day.
When the wedding day finally does come around, the couple will typically be relieved to see you. All the barriers that normally confront photographers meeting clients for the first time will be gone.
If you think Engagement Session is just a normal shoot think twice, there's a big advantage if you hire your own wedding photographer than just trusting a hobbyist friend or other photographers to shoot your engagement session.
Hiring your Wedding Photographer to shoot your e-session can give you incredible advantage,
knowing your wedding photographer prior the wedding day and having them know you. Is a real plus point to have a solid rapport.
Imagine if you encounter your wedding photographer for the first time on the day of your wedding, knowing you don't have any idea how to be photograph by a professional photographer can be nerve cracking, specially if you have a strict wedding timeline to follow, sometimes your photographer need time to determine what is your best feature, how to make you relax, how to evoke an emotion, how to capture your best feature. Also It depends how skilled your photographer to identify those flattering features easily on the day of your wedding.
Engagement session is also one of the most important event the precedes the wedding day, this is the time where you get to know more about your wedding photographers. A time to see your wedding photographers work, to allow them to help you understand the most important day of your lives, because your wedding photographers are going to be your eyes, to capture not only what you normally see, but also everything that the couple might overlook.
Engagement session is the time you understand your couples, to learn what makes them unique, understand, guide them better, give them the experience how to be photograph, important tips how to look and feel good in front of the camera and how wedding photographers envision the mood that they need to capture on the day of your wedding.
Another advantage to being photographed prior to your wedding day is the opportunity for the bride to have a test run done on 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 make-up 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.
Getting to know your photographer, seeing pictures of yourselves ahead of time and knowing you will like your make-up will help build confidence in yourselves and your photographer, creating a shared level of trust. From a photographer’s perspective it is reassuring to walk into a bride’s dressing room on her wedding day greeted with an enthusiastic hello, as opposed to a cold hand shake and reminding them who you are. As the photographer observes the bride and groom through his lens that day, they will better capture the emotional, real life moments because of the bond established with the couple. It is a much different experience than working with a stranger who they meet only once, six months to a year ago.
Engagement Session is an opportunity for you to be photographed prior to your wedding, and get to know your photographer and see images of yourselves before the wedding day.
The photographer you hired to capture your wedding images should be the same individual who shoots your engagement photographs. The idea is to build rapport and feel comfortable with the person taking your wedding photographs.
Knowing and liking your photographer, is significant in the success of your wedding and will help keep you focused on the real reason you are having a wedding in the first place, each other.
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