As spring approaches, many couples are scheduling and booking their engagement sessions right alongside the soon-to-be blooming flowers. Are you still trying to decide whether or not you should do an engagement session? We have some tips and advice that might help guide you in that decision.
1. Get to Know Your Photographer
On your wedding day, you will more than likely spend several hours of your day right alongside your wedding photographer. And while you may absolutely love their work, wouldn't it be even lovelier if you loved them just as much? Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know your photographer personally, get used to their quirks, and find out just how hilarious they think they are. It will make for a fun and comfortable experience when the wedding day comes around.
2. Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera
If we had to compare the number of hours you've spent in front of a camera, compared to the number of hours you haven't, well, I think we know what the results would be. This is why engagement sessions are a fantastic way to iron out all the little things - the awkward posing, the "where do I put my hands" moments and, our personal favorite, the "tell me when you want us to stop puckering our lips" look! Your photographer will teach you just how to twist, turn and bend into the most flattering poses, as well as show you how to pose together as a couple in the most comfortable way possible. Extra bonus points if you're using the same photographer for both your engagement and your wedding - the big day will be a no-brainer and posing for photos will be the last thing you have to worry about.
3. Good Opportunity for a Trial Hair/Makeup Run
It is never too early to start searching for makeup artists or hair stylists. Engagement sessions provide the perfect opportunity to try out that amazing hair stylist or makeup artist you've been eyeing, and getting to see exactly how it looks on camera and in your final photos.
Be sure to pick up a copy of TriadWeddings or visit our website - our Advertiser Index is filled with great photographers, as well as makeup artists all over the Triad who can help you prepare for the perfect session.
Tune in next Monday for details on these following engagement session tips:
- Choosing a Great Location
- How to Look Fabulous at Your Session
- Infusing Extra Personality for a Totally Unique Session
Happy Wedding Planning!