Engagement shoots are always a good time! First off, as a photographer in the Lehigh Valley, I love to get out of the Allentown area and do a totally different location for a shoot. I love new things and new ideas. Secondly, I love meeting and getting to know the couples before the big day. It really seems to relax them and give them familiarity of my style and what I’m looking for. So once the big day comes, its second nature to be in front of the camera and they won’t even know I’m there. Though for some couples, they just feel relaxed right from the start. That is exactly how my shoot with Ashley and Peter went. I barely had to give them direction. They were just meant to be in front of a camera. We had their engagement shoot at Sweetwater Farm. It’s a beautiful Bed and Breakfast in Glen Mills, Pa. They also have Grace Winery, which is the newest addition of Sweetwater Farm. They chose this location because this is where their wedding will be held. They are having both their ceremony and reception on premise. From the looks of it, it’s going to be a gorgeous wedding ceremony. I have posted a few of my favorite photos from the day.
There are many reasons it’s important to take engagement photos once you make it official. As a couple who likely has never been photographed professionally before, the engagement session is one of the greatest services you and your fiancé can take advantage of prior to your wedding. Some couples may feel it’s a waste of time or isn’t necessary, but there are many valuable reasons why you’ll benefit from utilizing this opportunity.
Establishing a relationship with your photographer before your wedding will make a difference in the outcome of your wedding photos. Spend about an hour or two getting to know your pro, listening to them, having fun with them, and then get photographed. They’ll take note of how you interact with each other, your individual personalities and even your quirks. These details will help them capture moments on the wedding day that are unique to just the two of you.