This is for all you Brides out there.
I strongly believe in Engagement shoots – yes I know I am a photographer so you may think “Well of course you do!” But hear me out on this one.
Why are they a must? If a couple is relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera then it will show in their pictures – which is good! If you are not comfortable in front of the camera (I know your out there – me included which is why I am behind the camera) then an engagement shoot will help with this.
There are 2 big reasons why engagement sessions are a great idea: (1) you get to be behind the camera & learn what it is like – so come wedding day you know what to expect and can be more relaxed (plus you get some great pictures of you and your honey); and (2) you get to know your photographer; how they work, their personality; and the photographer gets to know you! All this equals fun & relaxed wedding day photography!
*Pictures from a December 2010 shoot in Laguna Beach, CA*