You’re engaged! Now you need a photographer, and while you search for the perfect photographer to help capture the true love and emotion of your big day, a friend offers to shoot your engagement photos to help save you money. Is there a benefit to working with your photographer before your actual wedding day? As a photographer, I say yes, there absolutely is. The real main advantages are you get to know one and another. Your photographer gets to see how you and your fiancé interact and what the personality of your relationship is really all about. The goal of the professional photographer isn’t to simply take a posed picture but to capture you as couple, the emotion, and the romance of the moment, and preserve it as an art piece for the future. And getting to know photographer will make you more comfortable and relaxed and your true personalities, love and passion with show up in your photographs. So ask your self this: is the little you may save by skipping that engagement session with your professional wedding photographer worth it? Or is it worth a little extra when it comes to creating the amazing images that are going to highlight the true emotions you feel on your wedding day and the passion, true love and excitement that your special day is going to bring. I don’t feel that my job is complete until I have captured that happiness, warm embrace, or passionate kiss. This makes me believe that getting to know my couples before their wedding day is one of the most important things I can do to prepare for their wedding day.
Guest Blog & Photos by: Christopher Armstrong Photography