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Denae & Bob | Engaged

Let us begin by saying we typically don't blog about our engagement sessions. Weddings take center stage and we are proud of it! When you consult with your photographer you will probably find that you spend most of your time discussing the wedding day, but we want to make sure that you don't forget about this very important step in your wedding photography experience! If you have been on the fence about an engagement session or you're feeling like it falls lower on your priority list then you'll want to make sure to read this post before you make up your mind! We LOVE and encourage our engagement sessions for a number of reasons and here they are:

  1. We get to capture those beginning-of-a-relationship butterflies. Yep! You all are usually in that ooey gooey, lovey dovey, shout-it-from-the-rooftops stage of your romance and we get to help make sure the world sees and hears about it! We are also making sure that you will never forget those sweet moments by providing images that you can look back on years down the road.
  2. Your wedding day is most likely going to be filled up with things to check off of your to-do list. You may not have as much time as you'd like to "feel the feels" with your significant other while we are photographing all of those unforgettable moments. Your engagement session is PRIME TIME to be educated on some posing tips that we can whip out lickety-split on your wedding day to make it go quickly and painlessly!!  (This is where we want to step in and say that organizing your wedding day is something we LOVE to help with! Give us a call/e-mail if you're hitting some roadblocks in your planning process!)
  3. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT REASON SO DON'T MISS IT!! Your engagement session is going to allow us to form a bond with you. Hold up...that sounds a little creepy, right? We don't necessarily mean a "we want to be your best friends" kind of bond (even though, secretly, we might want to hang out with you after the sesh). We mean that during the short 1-2 hours that we spend shooting your engagement session, we are learning so much about you that becomes CRUCIAL to capturing THE BEST images of you that we possibly can. During your session we learn about how you interact, what makes you laugh and we learn about the most special parts of your story. Yes, we bring our expertise and equipment, but YOU bring your magic! If you are wondering if this will come in handy on your wedding day, then wonder no more! Discovering things about you during your engagement session will allow us to show up on your wedding day with an understanding of exactly how to interact with you to pull the most heightened emotion out of your hearts during that busy blur of a day! Those interactions and emotions will flow more naturally to ALL of us having had a "practice round" and it will most definitely show in your images!

Take a little peek at Denae and Bob's stunning engagement images! We learned so much about their style, their personalities and their love for each other. Because of this time, now the whole world can be witness to the unique story and authentic quality of their love for each other. If you ask us, they look like two teenagers who are over the moon for each other! We love you, Bob and Denae and can't wait for your big day!