Ten years strong and counting! That’s what I learned about Timothy & Gwendolyn while taking their engagement pictures at the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC. She’s from Philly. He’s from South Carolina. Both went to Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte and the clock started ticking.
Having the opportunity to capture engagement pictures for my clients has several advantages:
- Meeting with clients during wedding photography consultations provides some insight into what types of imagery is pleasing to the prospective client. After all, their meeting with you because they like your work. However, hearing their feedback after seeing themselves in my lens provides much more insight as to how the client wants to be photographed. There can be several reasons for any difference (what they’ve seen & how they want to be seen), but paying attention to the latter in very important!
- Having an opportunity to spend time with the couple before the wedding builds rapport and provides insight regarding personalities, how expressive the couple is, and equally as important, assures the couple (one way or another) that they selected the right photographer for their wedding day.
- Okay, confession time: I absolutely love photographing engagement sessions! The couples are so into one another. They’re very excited about this upcoming major event in their lives. Combine this with my passion for documenting relationship in my photography and you have a recipe for awesome imagery!
There are many, many other reasons for having professional engagement pictures. Timothy & Gwendolyn wanted awesome images of them to showcase on their wedding website. You might want images for save the date cards. Others may want a custom sign in book for their guest to leave comments on their wedding day (this is a really good idea). There are many other reasons too, like the ability to show a brilliant slideshow to your family and friends during the cocktail hour prior to your formal reception.
Whatever your reasons may be, if you like what you’ve seen (or read) here, please don’t hesitate to contact our studio by clicking here.