Now the fun begins in planning dozens upon dozens of details. It may seem a daunting task, but if you break it up into pieces and tackle them individually, you will breathe easier. Not all decisions need to be made immediately.
The primary decisions will be setting a date, choosing a venue and then deciding on a wedding photographer to document your day. You will want to find a wedding photographer whose photographs you connect with and pull you in and start thinking about “What if that was your own wedding?” Is that how you want to remember the details? Do you love how the couple is presented in their work? Do they look relaxed and natural? Are those the type of photographs you want of yourself with your fiancé?
A good way to find a great fit with your wedding photographer is by scheduling an engagement session. An engagement photography session is an awesome way to get to know your photographer better, which will help you be more relaxed on your wedding day. You will know you can trust your photographer to capture your wedding day moments in the best way possible, so you have one less thing to worry about and can focus solely on your honey. And your guests. Isn’t that a relief?
Engagement sessions are all about having fun and being you. The two of you together. That’s easy enough, right? Low stress. It’s not your standard portrait session from your childhood of, “Hey, look here! Say cheese!” I promise not to do that to you. Because “cheese” smiles pretty much look like someone saying, “cheese.” And that’s not you.
I know that. And you know that.
So let’s capture you. Being you. With the person you love more than anyone else and know you will spend the rest of your lives together. It will be a laid back couple of hours, walking around a great location (most of the time, of your choosing...where you love to be together in your free time. Although, I’m happy to suggest different locations, too) and recalling how you met.
I can’t wait to hear who asked who out on a date first? When did you know this was it? And then, how long did he make you wait before asking? I love hearing love stories. And then capturing that in photographs to give back to you.
This is your love story. You should have that to hold onto. For when your hands are wrinkled and your hair is grey. Because that time will come, yet you will still hold these photographs in your hands and think, “We were so young. So happy. And we’re still together. After all these years.”