Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Why Engagement sessions are important

When meeting new couples who are booking me for their wedding, I always seem to get that same question asking how important it is having an engagement session. Most clients love the idea of booking that session with me so that they can use the images in their custom designed guest book album or use the engagement photos to be displayed at the wedding venue, but a few feel like it’s unnecessary and something they can sacrifice for their budget needs. I personally disagree with cutting out the engagement sessions.
An engagement session is a great way for me to get to know you both better. I get to know your personalities more, see how you both interact with each other and see how comfortable you feel in front of the camera.  Photographing your engagement session with me will also help you get even better photographs on your wedding day.

During the engagement session you get to know me, my personality and my shooting style better, which allows you to feel more comfortable in front of the lens and relaxed for your wedding day.  Also engagement sessions are fun! You get a chance to be photographed at a location of your choice, a local park, your favorite spot downtown, or where you got engaged. We walk, talk, play and joke around while I uniquely capture the love between you both.

In a way I feel like engagement sessions are like the pep-rally before the wedding day. Once you view your photos from your engagement session I guarantee you’ll be even more excited for your big day! So when booking your photographer be sure to ask if they offer engagement sessions! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

2013 Central Washington Bridal show

The 30th Annual Central Washington Bridal show was a huge success! My assistant Danielle & I really had a great time meeting all the new 2013 & 2014 brides and grooms. What was your favorite part of the show? I really enjoyed the cake dive and of course the fashion show was amazing! Big hand to Lin-Pauls Bridal & Tuxedo store located here in Yakima & Fashion Corner located in Sunnyside on their stunning dresses. Be sure to read the Bliss magazine that was handed out at the show. Lots of great info in their and an article that I wrote about engagement sessions! Below are a few images from the show I also posted some on my fanpage and of course you can find more images and all the recap info on the Central Washington Bridal Show website & its fanpage!