RP Tip #8: Think E-Session!

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Most photographers will encourage you to consider an engagement session in order to help you prepare for your big day. Sessions on average in our area range from $100 -500.00 depending on the photographer often in which is typically offered or discounted in a package. The session can play an important and vital role in the outcome of your wedding day photos for several reasons. Typically when you meet your photographer it was during a more or less screening/interview process that you were doing on the day that you met. Where as your next meeting will then become a more personal one on one time between all of you, when it is during a session where he/she has your undivided attention this will allow you to express your expectations as well as for the photographer to explain to you what he/she may need to meet, them whether it be time, lighting, or even a shot list. Many of which will become more ironed out as the day gets gradually closer. In the end these images will help give you insight on how you as a couple photograph and will allow you to bring it to your photographer’s attention beforehand if there is something you are not happy with. Later may very well be too late.

So what do people typically do with engagement session (e-session) photos? Well today’s bride is more and more into personalizing almost every thing. From the save-the-date to the sign in frame after your wedding day the two of you will never be the same. It s so important that your images reflect who and what you truly are whether it be playful or polite, you should be sure they are done right.

When deciding what to wear for your session there are several things to keep in mind first and foremost that you want to look natural. It is suggested to stay away from busy shirts and even shoes as they take attention away from the subject matter, if possible avoid white (As it gets dirty too easily!) try to stay solid neutral with your tops. Remember trends and fashions are not how you want your children to remember you, you want for when people look back at your photos for them to say how in love the two of you truly were not that bell bottoms we back in at that time, so be stylish with taste more so then with trend. When deciding where you to have your photos taken keep in mind that scenery should not be the focus of this shoot, it should be the two of you and where you are the most playful, try to find a place that will allow you to bring out your inner self and be at ease. This may mean considering a less crowded area or a more city like setting instead when you can’t decide ask your photographer as they will be more then happy to help you decide.

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