This is a great resource for frequently asked questions that we receive quite often. We complied this list together for you in hopes to answer any question you may have!
Before you book…
Get to Know Your Photographer: For one, your own private photo session will give you a chance to get to know your photographer’s working style and personality before the wedding. You can get acquainted and feel comfortable with one another. It allows a good photographer to capture the real you and obtain a grasp of your needs.
Open Format: Remember that engagement photos are really all about you. There’s no set format, so feel free to dress it up or down however you like. If your a boater, we can get some amazing shots on the docks down by the water. We can be as creative as you’d like.
Learn to Work with Your Partner: An engagement session provides a staging ground for you and your future spouse to get some experience working in front of the camera. Often times during the wedding you will be busy with family, friends and guests, but you won’t have much time to yourselves. You will not only learn what to expect from your photographer during the photo shoot, but from each other as well. If one of you is camera shy; what better time to practice how to loosen up? There’s absolutely no pressure.
Once you’ve booked your wedding, you have more questions….
Clear lip gloss or lipstick. You’ll want to make sure you have the lip gloss or stick you prefer with you, to make your lips look moist and beautiful in the photographs.
Oil Shine Pads. Your wedding day is a full day event, we recommend keeping oil shine pads in your purse with you! This way you can help reduce the oil and shine on your face. This will help make a big difference in your photographs.
Tissue. Keep some tissue on your in case your make up runs due to crying, wind or other circumstances!
Safety Pins. Make sure to have a couple safety pins on hand in case you or one of your bridesmaids has a dress malfunction!
Bottled Water. A lot of times we forget how thirsty we get, keep bottle water with you in your car or limo. It’s important to hydrate!
The engagement session photos can be included in your wedding album to create a prequel; leading into the wedding day story.
You can use the photographs for your wedding thank you cards.
Another option is to use the images in a guest book where guests can sign on the day of the wedding.
If you want a display piece, you can select one or two of your favorite photos from the engagement session to be enlarged and displayed at your wedding. The cocktail hall or gift table is a great place for this. Rather than a guest book, you can opt to have a signature mat around the enlargement where guests can sign.
You can order print enlargements for family members as gifts.