Engagements are so engaging.
Romance is in the air and the anticipation of a lifetime together reaches a peak in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Many couples ask themselves, is an engagement shoot necessary? After all, your wedding pictures share the beginning of your life, right?
That often depends on the couple. Many times I hear stories about the first date, how a couple met, and other great stories. Often times, couples have been together for years, so their lives really began much earlier than the date of their engagement.
Shooting an engagement is important for several reasons. First, this time allows you to get comfortable in front of the camera with your photographer.
While some people have no issues with kissing, holding hands and getting close in front of a camera, others will. Your lives together involve fun, play, and intimacy and your photos should reflect all of those facets while remaining tastefully done.
These images can add another dimension to your wedding album, chronicling the story from engagement to your wedding day. It is another way to showcase your time together in a completely casual atmosphere. Often your wedding day is jam packed with little or no time for special portraits.
Next, let’s create some fun captures for wall portraits, your guest sign-in book, signature board and Thank You Cards. Shot early enough, we can also provide you with the images for your Save the Date Card or design one personally just for you.
If you have a special place, or some props that are meaninful for you, please feel free to bring those along and we will work with you to how best incorporate them into your photos.
Best of all, you can remember this special time forever away from the throngs of loved ones and friends. This is your time together.
Things to Remember for your Engagement Shoot
Remember to Keep It Simple!
Have some ideas of the locations you would like to be photographed in, whether it is an urban settting, a more natural setting such as a park, or if you prefer formal portraits done in a studio setting. It’s all about YOU.
Bring a large bag to carry extra shoes and your purse or anything else you think you may need while on location. Always remember, there are occassions when RDP brings on-location lighting, which does not allow us to carry your things for you.
Rainy Day Photos has a complete Engagement Brochure Magazine for our clients. This PDF contains these tips and so much more for your consideration.