Adm and I love doing engagement sessions with our couples. Not only do we all get a chance to get to know one another, which helps make things more comfortable at the wedding, but we also look at them as opportunities for us to really push ourselves creatively and experiment with different techniques, compositions, poses and lighting styles. When we're photographing weddings, we pretty much try to stay as discreet as possible, with the exception of the portrait sessions. And, during the portrait sessions, we try to move as quickly as possible so that our couples can spend time partying with their family and friends. Trust me, no bride or groom wants to hang around taking photos with us for hours while their guests who have flown thousands of miles to see them are enjoying their food and drinks on their dime. So, in contrast to the quick pace of weddings, engagement sessions are a whole other story. We don't limit ourselves time-wise (although we're sensitive to the fact that most of our couples are not professional models and taking pictures can be exhausting) so we are really able to work each shot until it comes out just right. We also love exploring different locations, encourage the use of meaningful props and are all about the outfit changes. Lord knows how many times I change my clothes before going out of the house. Right, Adm?
At any rate, what comes out of these sessions is a fairly substantial yield of beautiful photos. We usually provide anywhere from 125-150 images, with about one third of the photos in black and white, and the rest in color. You may be thinking, "What on earth do people do with all of those pictures?" Well, I'll tackle that question more thoroughly in a later blog post, but for now, I'm happy to introduce that we have added an engagement guest signature book as one option for displaying a large selection of all of your engagement photos!
Our guest signature book allows guests to see all of your beautiful pictures as well leave a sweet and congratulatory note that you'll cherish as part of your wedding day memories. Oh yeah, and signing the book will give them an activity so that they may just leave you one cocktail and an appetizer while you're having your picture taken.
The page layouts are designed to leave plenty of white space around the edges which gives guests places to sign.