Article: The Engagement Session – practice for the big day

It definitely makes a big difference when I am able to work with my couples before the wedding day. How long has it been since you have been professionally photographed with each other? Getting together for a photoshoot BEFORE the big day is great practice. It also lets you know what to expect, and what it feels like to work with me and be in front of my camera.

I find that photographing a couple’s engagement session develops a relationship of trust. By the end of our time together, we end up becoming friends, and we are comfortable with one another. On the wedding day we can just have fun and be real, because we have already taken the time in advance to get to know each other.

A gorgeous setting like Peggy’s Cove at sunset is wonderful, but what I love most is when a location has meaning, like where you first met or where the proposal took place. What makes your photography unique, different, and exclusive, is you and your story.

Something else that I love is personal items or props that help show who you are. When I first met Veronica and Nigel, I noticed right away that while they were fun and never afraid to be silly, they had a really cool style too. I really wanted to show off that awesome blend of fun and fashion, and I was so excited when we came up with the idea of balloons and a picnic. Veronica, arrived with matching pink balloons, shoes and a cardigan. I really got the flavour of who they are as a couple that day, and I was super pumped for their wedding.

I really believe in practicing for the big day. Couples who book their wedding with me and schedule their engagement session at least four months before their wedding, have their engagement session creative fee waived. This allows time to design options for you to share your amazing images with everyone you love.

Veronica & Nigel

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