You will discover that many Nashville wedding photographers shoot engagement photos. It’s pretty common for a couple to want professional photos of themselves that are casual and fun, otherwise they’ll have a house full of photos in their wedding attire. An engagement session doesn’t have to be long, but it should be FUN!
One of the most common misconceptions that many Nashville wedding photographers face is the idea that engagement sessions just unfold naturally. To some degree they do however, unless you and your fiance are naturally playful and cuddly on cue, there will have to be some direction from your photographer. You just want to make sure the direction is not stale or awkward, but rather get the newly engaged couple to look comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. For example, if the photographer says “have fun”… it is important to realize that the word “fun” has different subjective meanings since no two people have the same definition for it. Of course, it is difficult to simply ask someone to be ‘fun’ in front of the camera, so your photographer will need to be more specific.
So, how do Nashville Wedding Photographers capture fun engagement sessions? We start by getting you comfortable talking and moving while we’re snapping. Think of the paparazzi! Most of those photos will never make the final cut, but it’s important that you are comfortable doing something natural while the camera is taking photos. Next, we may give you a task. For example “whisper something in her ear” or “spin her around three times and then pull her close to you”. Before you know it… you are the making memories that while APPEAR to be natural, are somewhat staged. This is a great way to capture your true personality with the lens.
So when your Nashville wedding photographer gives you the option to schedule an engagement session, go for it! There is no reason to not take advantage of it and capture some fun shots that will be remembered for a long time to come. You may also want to ask about an engagement guestbook to display at your wedding.
We are Nashville wedding photographers Scott and Donice, an energetic husband & wife team. Together we run Wedlock Images.
We take pride in creating photos that are not only breathtaking, but also unique to our clients personality.
Wedding Photography, Bridal Portraits, Engagement Sessions, Day After Shoots and Reception Photo booths.