Last Saturday we had so much fun out at Holimont Ski Area in Ellicottville NY shooting an engagement session with our clients Shannon and Mark. We really enjoyed getting to know them as we worked, and all of us left excited to shoot together again on their wedding day.
Then on Monday a wedding prospect couple came in to meet with us and discuss their wedding day plans. As so often happens in this economy they questioned the need for an engagement session in an effort to trim down the package. After explaining why the E session is very important to them, it gave me the idea to post my reasons to book an engagement session with your wedding package.
First of all, your wedding photographer is the only person you hire that you will spend the entire day with. Familiarity adds a valuable level of comfort on the wedding day that an engagement session can provide like nothing else. Once you see how we work and the images themselves, a bond of trust in established that carries over to the wedding day. So when we arrive at our brides house we are often greeted by the open arms of a new friend instead of the polite courtesies of a stranger.
Also, E sessions are always in a relaxed environment with casual clothes. Nobody wants the first shoot to be in a tuxedo and gown when you’re nervous and afraid to move.
E sessions are always shot in the best light because we (photographer) pick the time of day. Most weddings take place in the mid-day sun.
The photographs we are able to capture at a wedding with a couple that we worked with previously on their E shoot are always exceptional. The confidence and trust that has been established carries a vital role in the creation of the images.
When the Bride and Groom know you, like you, and trust you based on a working history they will do whatever it takes to help us create the stunning images they hired you for!