For years, even before most photographers in the area thought of adding engagements sessions to their Bridal package's, we were including them as a way for our clients to not only have something extra special and fun to look at before their wedding day, but to also get to know us, as we got to know them better. It was, at the time, and still is an excellent "bar none" solution to getting the most out of every Wedding we end up capturing. That originally was the purpose of the engagement session nearly 15 years ago. Lets fast forward to the present.
Now days, we see engagement sessions on Facebook and Pinterest "gone bad" or fairly "standard" looking moments collected just for the sake of having this session. Granted on the other hand, we also see some fabulous looking innovative sessions coming out of Europe and China. Photographers out there seem to have gotten the idea that engagement sessions, should be fun, and exciting, and creativity liberating (for both the Photographer and his/her couples). Engagement sessions should have meaning behind it, not "just" a purpose. This is where we come in.
For us, We don't want to collect a standard group of images for your engagement session just to get to know you. We want to "take it to the next level" and "push it up a notch." We believe its important to keep that freedom of creativity flowing and freely create moments with our couples that resonant with them. For us its about keeping the passion for what we do and loving all of our couples enough for them to know that the moments we create are emotionally profound, and strikingly poignant. If moments like these mean something to you, they certainly mean something to us.
From that point on, with our great couples teaming up with us on their wedding day; there isn't anything we can't create, and fill with Awesomeness.