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4.01.2010

Engagement Pictures: Should I Bother? | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

Recently I was contacted by a groom who wanted some information about engagement pictures, namely...why are they done?

I thought this was an excellent question.

In days gone by you would head down to your local Olan Mills (or something) and get yourself a nice, soft-focus, pretty head shot for the paper. Or, like my Grandmother had done, they would announce your engagement with your intended's senior portrait.

Well, things are different now. Engagement sessions can be done in a myriad of ways and they are a fabulous way to get comfy with your photographer and get comfy in front of the camera.

So, should you bother? Yes! Bother away!

* Engagement sessions are probably the only other time (besides your wedding day) to get beautiful, professional shots of you and your fiance that are completely centered on YOU...as a couple.

* Unlike your wedding day, where you're all did up in your finest gear, e-pics are a great way to really show the real, everyday YOU. There are SO many options....and if you talk to your photographer they should be able to suggest some very tailored ideas for you.

* Not only are they good for that ever important newspaper announcement, but if you get them done by a competent photographer you're sure to be the best looking couple in the Saturday Celebrations Section. Much better than that poor couple that had to settle for the snapshot taken by mom on her disposable camera at Christmas (no offense, moms).

* Type A offers guest book options to use your engagement session as a part of your wedding day. This is just one of the many things you can do with your pictures (Save the Dates, Table Numbers, etc)

* Its so important to forge a relationship with your photographer. To learn how he or she shoots, directs, and have a "run through" before the big day! I also like to get to know my couples, and find out WAY before hand if one of them is a blinker! That way, I know to pack scotch tape for the wedding day.

* If you ARE a blinker...it gives you a chance to practice NOT blinking. Same goes for people with Chandler smiles.




So, give it a whirl....there are plenty reasons to do it....you won't be sorry!


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