1 - We get to spend more time together. This is my top reason for an engagement session. I look forward to spending more time my couples so that I can get to know them on a more individual level. I want to see how they react, communicate and most importantly love each other. Knowing how you interact as a couple helps me work with you to create beautiful photos of your engagement.
2 - Capturing your love. Most couples feel like they don't have good photos of themselves together because usually one person is taking the picture (think stretched arms with your camera phone). Having an engagement session is a wonderful opportunity to capture the love you share without worrying about squeezing into the frame.
3 - Getting comfortable in front of the camera. I really encourage couples to have an engagement session because it is the perfect warm up before your wedding day. I also like to see how they interact with me when I'm in behind my camera. I do my best to make them feel comfortable, natural and relaxed during our engagement session and usually by the end, they don't even know I'm there.
4 - Fun photos in your favorite clothes. I always encourage my couples to get dressed up in their favorite outfits and even suggest that my brides consider getting their hair and makeup trials too. This way they'll be able to have an idea of how they'll in look in photos prior to their wedding day. It's a wonderful way to have photos outside of your wedding attire at a few locations that are meaningful to you. (psst... It's also an excuse to get a new dress!)
5 - Save the Dates. I absolutely love when my couples use images from their engagement session as their Save-The-Dates. It's a unique way to personalize your invitations and set the happy tone of your wedding.