Happy Tuesday, sweet friends!
We could not be happier to be chatting with you today about one of our FAVORITE parts of Wedding Photography! We have gotten a lot of questions recently about our packages and why they all include these crazy "Engagement Sessions" hehe!
So today, we are here to break down the method to our madness! We believe that these sessions are so necessary that they should be included in every Wedding package we offer for 3 reasons:
Reason Numba One: Reality Check
Expectations will do you in! While this is true for all situations in life, it is especially valid for venders and services that you are booking for your WEDDING! Like most vendors you book (hair, makeup, cake, caterer), you are going to have a trial or a tasting! Aren't those just so much fun?!?! Well, think of your engagement session like a trial run!
From your end, you get to see what the reality of our team work, shooting, posing, and directing looks like in real time! You get to witness how we work together to capture the right moment and that being infront of the camera does not have to be as bad as you have expected it to be! Most importantly, you have the opportunity to see what an hour and thirty minutes with us really feels/looks/smells like! ;)
From our end, we get to see the reality of your team work, relationship, giggling, joking, and smooching in real time! We get to see what poses you guys really rock together, if you even enjoy kissing on camera, and what brings out your authentic self!
So why is this so important? Well, to be pretty honest, we will be spending five times the amount of engagement session time with you on your wedding day, from getting ready to your grand exit! We want to make sure that you know what to expect on a day that is not always easy! Your wedding day will be the most beautiful day, but it sure runs right by! We also want to be able to serve you to the best of our ability on your big day, which takes a little bit of preparation! We want nothing more for you to be authentic, relaxed, and absolutely confident on one of the biggest days of your life!
Reason Numba Two: To Become BFF's
Relationship is why we are here; it is our purpose! We mean it! We are in the photography business for relationship- to love on you in this special season of your life! Your engagement session allows you to get to know us, and us to get to know you a little deeper than your questionnaire! We get to see what crazy jokes we need to make to get a giggle out of you and what sets your soul on fire!
We want nothing more than to show up at your getting ready location and feel like old friends! We want you to feel like you can pull us aside and ask for a big favor (that has nothing to do with photography), dance with us at your reception, and trust us to serve you in every way! Furthermore, we want your images to be of the REAL you and the only way to do that is for our photography service to be rooted in authentic relationship!
Reason Numba Three: To Celebrate!
We LOVE to celebrate and what a better time! Coming from two newly weds, we know how special this season is, but we know how it can just drag on by... We believe in engagement sessions because it allows you to celebrate in the waiting! Finding purpose in the waiting is one of the best soul exercises you can ever do! While this time of engagement can seem to move slower than mom's old computer, you will never get this challenging, beautiful, life-altering time back!
Not only do we want to celebrate the day you make one of the best decisions of your life, we want to be there for the times in-between too! Your engagement session also gives you the opportunity to get dressed up, have your makeup done, and turn it into the sweetest of date nights! You have made it this far and we are so proud of you!
Have we convinced you? We meant every word and believe in these sessions with all of our hearts, from authentic relationship to removing unrealistic expectations. We have watched couples (us too) time and time again truly benefit on their wedding day from quality time and a quality engagement session with their photographer.
If you are still on the fence and are not convinced, let's chat! We would love to hear your side and see what would better benefit you and your beloved! OR if you have experienced other benefits from an engagement session, let us know! We would be OVER JOYED to hear from you!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
All of our Aloha,
Megan and Dallas