One of our favorite things about weddings is actually the events that come before the wedding. We are absolutely head over heels for the wedding day itself, but we strongly believe that couples should learn to celebrate everyday from getting engaged up until their grand exit. But why? Because it is going to fly by, and it is truly one of the best seasons in your life.
These celebrations begin with your engagement session. This is your chance to really get to know your wedding photographer, understand how they work, and learn to be comfortable in front of their camera. It’s also a great reason to get fancy and have a fun date night with your husband or wife to be! More times than not, a couple will search for an outfit and show up to spend an hour or two with their photographer, but it can be more than that if you want it to be!
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it is a styled engagement session! Think a fun set-up, adorable props, and maybe even your own save-the-date if you don’t plan on using a photo on it. This is the perfect way to get photos to display at your wedding, and have it match your theme. The best part is that a styled engagement can be whatever you heart desires.
A styled engagement session rather than an entire wedding makes it easier to bring grand ideas to life, because of the smaller scale. Did you want to have a lounge set-up at your wedding, but don’t have the space? How about renting a vintage sofa, taking it into the city somewhere and having your photos done there. Maybe you and your fiancé spend a lot of time on the water in a canoe, why not bring that along? That was our inspiration for our nautical styled engagement shoot, and we love bringing fun ideas like that to life.
A styled engagement is your chance to show your story, share what you love as a couple and really enjoy the few hours together…all while having some incredible photos taken! The main point of your engagement session is to have fun, enjoy the moment and cherish your engagement season.
If you are interested in a styled engagement session, let us know! We are currently accepting a few requests and will work with your budget to bring your ideas to life.
photos in this post by Lauren Werkheiser Photography