Tulio said he wasn’t so much into engagement photos and this is something we hear from time to time and it’s totally OK! We are not offended, but we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t explain why to us, engagement sessions might be the most important part of your wedding photography investment.
Part of why we do engagement sessions is to get our clients comfortable in front of the camera and show them that taking the time for some photos not only is fun, but can be a really beautiful memory. Sometimes people can feel weird about engagement photos because it doesn’t seem as natural as wedding photography, and we totally get it! It can feel kind of forced, but here’s the thing, so are wedding photos. Yup. Think about your family photos, wedding party photos and even your portraits on your wedding day. These are the parts of your wedding that a semi bossy lady with a camera is going to direct you during your photos. We not only want you to feel comfortable with us, but we NEED you to be comfortable and also to trust us too.
Here’s the thing, being in front of the camera is awkward at first, but that’s why we do your engagement session months before your wedding. There are enough things to think about on your big day, and we don’t want you to feel awkward. We want you to feel excited, happy and romantic, so it’s best to get the photography nerves out of the way on say, a Thursday, at sunset, in a field, with freezing temperatures. Well, it doesn’t have to be freezing, but you get what we’re saying. After a few minutes into your session you will feel more at ease and then on your wedding day we’ll all know each other a little better and understand each others quirks too. For example, like how I don’t know my right from my left. It’s true.
This session was actually on a Wednesday and that’s super important! No it’s not at all, but it was absolutely freezing and perhaps that actually really helped us all get into the “hurry up and lets take some photos!” spirit. Kaleigh was great fun and really knows how to laugh with Tulio. It’s so obvious that these two click and she was seriously such a good sport as she climbed up a very steep hill in heals. Perhaps it was because it was cold but cuddling up in the long grass didn’t really bother these two, even though Tulio did have to brush some “nature” off his shirt. 🙂
This session was probably about 30 minutes which is the minimum amount of time we need on your wedding day for romantic alone time photos. There are certainly many more photos but from this session but these are our favorites that we would like to share with you. These two are getting married at LaBelle Winery in Amherst New Hampshire, and if you have ever been there you’ll agree there are a million cool places for photos! We’ll have to channel the energy from this cold day and get a move on to hit up our favs.
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