Whether you're thinking of Popping the Question or planning for your engagement session, pulling in the right wedding professionals has so many more benefits than just having your photo taken. Many couples will use these images for Save the Date announcements, to be displayed at the wedding or to be used for your wedding website. Wedding professionals will absolutely recommend these sessions to couples as aside from the uses above, it’s a fantastic way to get to know your photographer. It’s not often thought of a great way to get to know your other vendors, but we think so! And here’s why.
You’re having your picture taken, how are you going to look? This is a great opportunity to meet your hair and makeup stylist. During our engagement session with this lovely couple, we asked Makeup Artist, Leah of Makeup by Lee and Hair Stylist, Courtney of Urban Hair Spa to share with us how they can heighten your engagement session experience. They both say that engagement sessions are not your trial for your wedding day, but instead a great way for them to get to know you, your skin, the texture of your hair and your personality so to better provide a wed
How about your florist? Although the floral design prepared may not be exactly what you will have on your wedding day due to seasonality, Ashley of Ashley Elaine Florals says having her create something for you adds a little something to a regular backdrop, it provides you something to hold and interact with. Even to wear as floral jewelry or have a greenery garland wrap around you! The setting should also be considered and having your designer there to help set the stage will set up some fabulously romantic shots.
Your photographer can only capture what is presented to them. Frances Beatty of Frances Beatty Photography advises that if you’re looking for intimate, close and cuddly photos, aside from how you and the environment looks, it’s important to first get you in the right frame of mind! Leave your baggage at the door, make sure you give yourself time to decompress from your day and focus on your partner. Think of all the reasons why you love them and why you’re marrying them. Giggle through the awkwardness of having your photo taken, it’s not always easy to be smoochy in front of someone else!
Engagement sessions help you build trust with your wedding vendors and get to know them on a more comfortable level. This brings such a warm connection with all your wedding professionals and you to help create the most special wedding day! For us all, it’s not just ‘work’, it’s one of the most important days of your life.
Photographer: @FrancesBeattyPhoto | www.francesbeatty.com
Floral Design: @AshleyElaineFlorals | www.ashleyelaine.ca
Planner: @AmandaJeromeEvents | www.amandajeromeevents.com
Makeup: @MuaByLee | www.makeupbylee.com