Wednesday, May 30, 2007
This is probably the only time in your life where you will hire a photographer to take pictures of you. While there's no question that you will love your wedding pictures, it'd be nice to have some great shots of the two of you together in a less formal setting.
Talk to your photographer about scheduling an engagement portrait session. Some photographers include one in their wedding packages and others may offer a discounted rate because you hired them for the wedding.
Scheduling time to capture special moments between you and your fiance is great for three reasons:
1 - fabulous pictures for your home, holiday card, parents and grandparents
2 - you'll have a great photo for the engagement or wedding announcement in your local paper
3 - both of you will become more comfortable with your photographer and in front of the camera
You should not hire a photographer, or videographer, if you aren't comfortable with him or her. Of all the vendors you hire, the photographer and videographer will be in your face, literally giving you instructions on how and where to stand, on your wedding day. If you're not comfortable working with who you've hired it may show in your wedding pictures.
Talk to you photographer about scheduling an engagement portrait and what his or her costs are. And if you are still meeting with photographers, ask them if they’ll include a portrait, or portrait session in the package you buy.
The picture above was one of the many beautiful moments captured by Los Angles based photographers, Lindsey Hinderer & April Killingsworth at Sweet Monday Photography. Their wedding package includes a complimentary engagement session. To see more of their work, checkout their blog.