1. Do I need Pre-wedding/couples photos?
Yes! the simple answer to this question is yes. You and your partner may not currently feel you need photos done as you will get tones of images from the wedding. Or you may net feel like you are photo people. Photos from any point in life are valuable. They are reflections to the past and who you were at that moment of time. Pre wedding or couples photos will always have value as you grow and your relationship moves forward intimate.
2. An engagement session can be a trial for your wedding.
This is the perfect opportunity to get in front of a camera and get comfortable. That is most important, build your comfort smiling and pretending the camera doesn’t exist. Your specific photographer may have tactics and posing guides that differ from other photographers you may have worked with in the past. So it is a great opportunity to work together and add value to your wedding day. You will see how they operate and build a better relationship between the whole group!
3. Who are you as a couple and what do you want represented by having photos taken?
Pinterest is for ideas and inspiration, NOT to copy. Think of who you are and what you are trying to say with getting photography sessions done. You want to look back on images and see your self and not a manufactured version on what you felt needed to be captured. If you have passions and hobbies these unique things about you as a couple should be represented in photographs. This will allow the session to be more relaxed and comfortable by having a know activity as part of the engagement session. I always recommend champagne or beers to cheers in the session.
4. What to wear for my engagement or couples session?
Couple/Pre-wedding sessions are a different level of photography and you want to really look like yourself. You want to plan outfits based on location, time of day, and season. The reason for this is colours make you pop as a couples. You look silly if you’re dressed for the wrong season. Lighting can be very complimentary at different times of day. Location plays into clothing as you want to suit your environment and the colours in that area. They city can be full of grey and black tones of architecture. So avoid those colours and wear brighter garments that draw the views to you. Nature is always changing, but browns and green are often a bad idea as you will blend and look blended with your back drop. Red is almost always a good idea!!! Sunrise and sunset are amazing times for photographs. This also allows for less people around or interrupting your back drops
5. When will we see our images?
I work hard to turn around edits as soon as possible so you can share the excitement! It honestly can depend on the time of year but typically takes a couple of weeks to process and deliver.