This is a question I get asked a LOT, so I thought I’d post a few of my ideas on why a pre-wedding or engagement shoot is a good idea…
I always offer my couples a complimentary engagement shoot with every wedding package. This is because I firmly believe having this opportunity to get to know my clients better, build on my relationship with them and gain an understanding of how they react to the camera, helps me take better photographs of their big day.
Pre-wedding shoots are also a great opportunity for the bride and groom-to-be to see how their photographer works, so that when their wedding day comes around they can relax knowing exactly what to expect.
Photographers have different approaches to capturing your memories… some are very involved and give specific directions to their subjects, others prefer to take more of a back seat and let the emotion speak for itself and many are a combination of both. Your experience on your engagement shoot will be a good indicator of your photographer’s preferred approach.
The advantage of this is, as a client, you can let your photographer know if there are any specific compositions or angles you do not care for, or any which you love. Communication is key and all this information helps your photographer deliver images of your wedding day which you will love.
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