Brittnii and Dan are so dang cute. We met at Cascades in Jackson for their engagement session this past week. It was a beautiful day, a little windy, but gorgeous sunlight. I love the glow that you can get sometimes from the sunlight through the trees. We even hiked up one of those huge hills next to the falls to find a secluded cozy spot without all the people in the park bothering us.
They are getting married in a small church in Grass Lake with a reception here in Jackson at the beginning of August. Super excited to see all the details from their day.
In the last post, I was talking about how important I believe it is to do an engagement session with your photographer for several reasons. The last post was about the benefits for the bride and groom. See more on this HERE. I want to now talk about why I like to do them. I like to get to know my couple prior to the wedding day when possible. (And them, me.) I get a feel of how they are together and I get a better peak into their personalities so on the day of the wedding, I can be prepared with some things that I know is to their liking. They also get to know me better (especially the groom because sometimes I have limited contact with him prior as I speak with the bride most times.). This way the day of the wedding, they don’t have this “stranger” hovering over them with this huge camera making them feel uncomfortable. On the wedding day, both Jason and I feel like we are a part of the group. We have parents at the end hugging us and shaking hands, members from the bridal party doing the same. The Wedding Day is not ‘work’ for us. We truly enjoy ourselves documenting the memories that are taking place. (Yes, I know that I am lucky to have found a job that I truly love. It is all part of God’s plan, I’m sure, because I never once asked or thought this is where I would be in my life someday.)
I also like to get to know the couple as people and not just the date in my calendar. My hope is that all of my brides regard me as a friend the day of the wedding and afterwards. I love to hear about when the first baby is on the way, when they get a new job, buya house, etc. Now most of this of course occurs on Facebook and I don’t really hang out with many of the brides afterward in person, but I really am interested in their lives as they grow. We would love to be their lifetime photographers as they grow in life whenever possible.
And now, time for Brittnii and Dan’s engagement sneak peak.
Remember to tell them how much you love them down at the bottom in the comments!