Doctors Park Engagement Session- Lindsey & Vince

January 14, 2019

Doctors Park Engagement Session- Lindsey & Vince

 

When I was revising my wedding packages for 2019, I really wanted to find a way to encourage couples to add an engagement session. I have often given them away as a comp but have decided to include them in every wedding going forward. I find them to be one of the most crucial parts of having a smooth wedding day. I may be biased, but I think the most important vendor you will have is your photographer. I am not the photographer that will focus on all the "stuff." Even though I have seen some amazeballs bouquets and insanely beautiful DIY decor; they are not the things you will smile back on when flipping through your album or looking at the photos you choose to hang on your home's walls. The moments are what will bring back the feeling you had that day. The moments between you and your now husband or wife, the moments between you and your favorite cousin, your childhood friend,  your "work spouse". One of the easiest ways for you ease into photos for your wedding day is to have a few hours in front of my camera before it. It helps to meet with me a few times before the day (initial meeting and final details meeting) but it doesn't accomplish what actually experiencing me does. I think a lot of folks are afraid of engagement sessions because they think they look horrible on camera. Or they feel awkward. Or they had a friend of a friend take some "good enough" photos for the Save the Date already. The ultimate goal for this session is not to have photos (although that is obviously part of it), it is to get comfortable with me and my camera so on one of the most important days of your life, you're not worried about "doing the right thing" for a photo. (I'll give you a hint - there is no "right thing").

 


Lindsey and Vince are getting married this Spring and were kind enough to humor me with a sunrise session (my favorite). They were up for tag with fire (sparklers are technically fire, right?), getting splashed in frigid temperatures, and me yelling at them (waves are loud, man). They were referred to me by another one of my couples so I get to see them even more! I cannot express how much difference it makes to get face time with my couples. I want to know them like I've known them my whole life. It makes for amazing storytelling. And then I  can also break out my sweet dance moves without them thinking I'm a weirdo.