A big thank you to Rubber Boots Photography who is this month’s guest blogger for Stephanie Abeles Photography. Today they are sharing about one of their favorite types of sessions; the engagement session.
Hello everyone! We’re Christine and Tammy from Rubber Boots Photography. A big thank you to Stephanie for inviting us to guest blog today! We were so excited when she told us to write about the things we love about photography and weddings. When we meet our wedding clients, we usually meet with them months and sometimes a year or more before their wedding day. During that time they’re busy planning their big day and taking a moment to enjoy one our favorite things about wedding photography, the engagement session!
While some may see an engagement session as separate from wedding photography, in our minds it is part of the complete wedding photography experience, which is why we include one in all of our wedding collections. We love engagement sessions and whenever our clients are wondering whether or not they should do one, we always tell them these three things:
1. Your engagement is an important moment in your lives together and should be celebrated too!
Planning a wedding can consume so much of your time that sometimes couples forget to enjoy the moment in their lives when they’re engaged. It’s an exciting and romantic part of your lives when you’re planning not only your wedding day, but your future together too. An engagement session is a great way to capture that moment in your lives. Usually at the beginning of the engagement session our couples have wedding details racing through their mind, which makes getting into the moment a bit difficult. To help them, we take a moment and ask them about how they met, their favorite date nights, and how they got engaged. By then they’ve forgotten about all the stress of planning the wedding and are all set to go with their engagement session. That’s when we come in to capture two people head-over-heels in love with each other!
2. It’s a wonderful way for you to get to know your photographer and your photographer to get to know you.
Unless you’re a professional model, chances are you’re not used to having to pose for the camera. An engagement session is a great time to get comfortable in front of the camera, as well as get to know your wedding photographer’s shooting style. You’ll learn how your photographer works while they’re shooting, their thought process, and how they like to give direction. This is also a great opportunity to see how you photograph both individually and as a couple. For example, you may learn that you prefer your right side over your left, or perhaps you prefer not to look directly at the camera. Most importantly, you’ll have a whole new level of trust with your photographer, which brings us to our final point…
3. By the time your wedding day arrives, you’ll be a pro!
Now that you are comfortable in front of the camera and you know you’re photographer’s shooting style, you’ll be totally at ease the day of the wedding. By the time the wedding day comes along, it feels like we’re shooting a friend’s wedding. We’ve learned what makes them comfortable in front of the camera, what angles they look better in, and what poses work best. Even more important, our clients are confident in us and they know that we will make them look amazing in their photographs.
We hope you enjoyed this post! If you’re about to have your engagement session or already did one, we’d love it if you left a comment telling us all about it. Thanks again Stephanie for letting us be a part of your blog!
Sisters, Christine and Tammy make up Rubber Boots Photography who are South Florida wedding and family photographers located in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. You can see more of their gorgeous work on their website www.rubberbootsphotography.com or on Facebook. Thank you ladies for your terrific work!