Engagement sessions are a great way for a bride and groom to feel more comfortable on the wedding day. Is an engagement session completely necessary? No. It is never a bad thing though. One of the biggest benefits is that you can pick the location and it doesn't have to be close to the venue. You could be getting married at the beach and do your engagement pictures in the mountains. I'm happy to travel, in case you're wondering! Two, the session time is significantly slower and not as fast-paced. With the engagement session, the only thing we have to follow is the light. That part is fun. We can literally wait for sunset like this couple and I did. The engagement session is also the opportunity for me to get to know you as a couple and as individuals. We get to talk, laugh, and you get to fill me in on all the details you have for wedding day. Or, you can tell me how you became engaged and where you will be honeymooning.
For the engagement session, I prefer to shoot during the week and in the afternoon. I know this may result in needing to take a day off work, or at least the afternoon. I do think it is worth it. During the week, there are often less people at the locations we may be considering for the session. Also, for the bride-to-be, it is a great opportunity for your hair and make-up trials.
This couple will have a St Johns Golf and Country Club wedding in October. I knew before their engagement session that they really wanted sunset pictures. We scheduled their engagement a bit before sunset so we could have daytime pictures and still have the opportunity for sunset pictures. We had to wait a bit, but it was well worth it. God gave us this amazing, colorful sunset and I hope we have something similar on the golf course on their wedding day!
Location: Riverfront Way, St Augustine, Florida 32092.