The first time I met Brandy and Andy was this day, the day of their engagement session. Brandy contacted me and booked everything online which made thing super simple. There is an under lying nerve when not meeting potential clients face to face. I like to get a vibe from the meeting to be sure we jive well. Thankfully we understood each other perfectly, and had a wonderful time getting to know the other, and photographing a sweet snowy engagement session. Brandy made me laugh; being used to the big apple and all, we ventured a little bit into the surrounding woods (maybe about 20 ft) but she got nervous about being out in the 'boonies.'
Engagement sessions allow us to get to know each other before you say “I do.” Knowing what you can expect from us and feeling relaxed in front of the camera are critical for developing beautiful images. We want you to be yourselves!
During the engagement session, we love to work with you to find the styles, smiles, and angles that work best for you as a couple; that way, when your wedding day comes around we’ll have already worked together and everyone will know what to do and expect.
1. Have you ever been on a blind date? They’re awkward, you don’t know what to say, or do and generally one of the persons really doesn’t want to be there. The same can be true with having photos taken. We’re out somewhere all dressed up, or you’re in your underpants in front of someone you don’t even know and later expected to do all of this PDA in front of some paparazzi so you’re all tense and then you look weird.. An engagement session gives you the chance to get to know us, and a look into how we work to get those natural expressions that tell your story. Great photos come when you’re relaxed in front of the camera.
2. “ I don’t know what to do with my hands!” “I hate my double chin!” I know. I do know what to do. This gives us a chance to know what gets you into natural poses and brings out natural expressions. Some couples don’t need to be posed, some do. This gives us a chance to know what we need to do to make photos as easy as possible for you.
3. Do you like sports? Did you meet at a college? Do you like to go hiking? Wine tasting? Do you like walking through downtown? An engagement session allows you to show who you two are as couple right now. Have some fun with it! Wear matching jersies, bring your furry friends, go to your favorite restaurant, have a quiet picnic in a park. The options are endless!
4. Engagement photos are a great personal touch to use at the reception. Frame them and display them proudly. Use them for your guest book. As table markers. They are personal and beautiful and cost effective way to decorate your reception areas.
5. Make a new memory on this date. An engagement session usually takes place right in the middle of the wedding planning which happens right in the middle of life. Take a few hours and relax together, have some fun and focus on each other. This becomes great practice for when the marriage begins. Life doesn’t stop, not even slow down, take some time and focus on the reason you popped the question or said ‘yes.’
Location: Traditions at the Glen Johnson City, NY.