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Engagement Sessions – Our Take

Engagements.  They are so important to what we do.  I can’t emphasize that enough.  We cherish them.  We often get asked (usually by the groom-to-be) if we will let a couple forego the engagement session.  We simply answer….NO WAY, NO HOW!  The engagement session is a huge part of what we do.  It is our chance to get to know you on a more personal level, and for you to get used to us and our photography style before your wedding day. 
Usually our engagement sessions will last anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. We will walk around and capture the couple as they really are in their element.  Not the cheeeeezzzzyyy, EEEK, hairy-scary, just plain aweful, make you want to draw a mustache and horns kind of pictures, like you may see at this AWKWARD (yet super hilarious) site.  We pride ourselves on giving every couple artistic photographs of fun, real moments.  Pictures that show how they are when they’re together. 
Engagement sessions also give us a chance to give you an insight to the lingo we use and the types of poses we casually create, to give you the outcome that you desire for your wedding day. Artistic, real and relaxed.
Below are Erin and Joel.  We photographed their wedding this past fall.  When we first met with this couple, they were quiet and reserved…and Joel was definitely NOT looking forward to having his picture taken.  On the day we photographed their engagements, Joel was ready to be done before we had even started.  However, after walking around and casually catching the two of them together in the moment, Joel relaxed and was able to focus on conversation and not so much on the camera.  And that’s what it’s all about.  By the time we got to their wedding day, Joel forgot we were there as photographers and we were able to gain his trust from behind the lens…and that’s our ultimate goal!
These two shots below are two of my all-time favorites!  The sun was peeking through the trees at just the right moment to create a subtle, romantic feel.

Thanks for letting us look at you through our lenses, Joel!

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