Today, engagement photography has became a staple in the wedding planning process. Some people will call it a trend, when i say trend it usual means something negative, but with engagement portraits it is taking your wedding photos to a new level. As with most of my work, I like being creative when ever possible. While wedding photographs can have a formal feel to them, engagement portraits have more freedom and creativity. You can choose your wardrobe and location. you can be casual or formal. These are one-on-one portriats without all your guests and wedding party present. I tell my couples to choose a location that is significance to their relationship and then be yourselves. I use the engagement session as a learning experience for couples. First to help couples who have problems posing and second to help get over the camera or photography jitters. It is a mini glimpse into how the wedding day will be for you and your fiancé. Another perk from the engagement portrait session is that you have images to use for your save the date’s, wedding sign in book, or to display at the reception.
Some of my favorite engagement portrait spots: