A few weeks back I had the pleasure of helping a lovely couple celebrate their love for each other during their engagement session in Harrisburg, PA. Sometimes engagement session can be a bit of a challenge as it takes the couple a little while to be comfortable in front of the camera. I do my best to help them forget that I am recording their affection for each other, but the groom in particular often does not loosen up until we are about 20 minutes into the session.
These two were different and it was very easy to work with them, as they seemed to immediately forget I was there recording their every move. I was able to capture sweet little moments as well as lots of laughter. When I did insert some instructions, they were carried out quite naturally and as a result we got some great imagery.
We walked all over Harrisburg, starting at the water front and working our way to the government buildings that are surrounded by a beautiful park.
I love shooting in locations other than the studio’s hometown as it gives me the opportunity to incorporate architectural elements not found in Hagerstown. Harrisburg has wonderful bridges, old buildings and great architecture that create a wonderful backdrop for any photoshoot, but lend themselves especially well to an engagement session.
The weather held out nicely for us as well that day, staying sunny with wonderful clouds in the sky. The forecast that morning called for rain halfway through our scheduled session time, but we were lucky and the rain held off until after we were done.
At Wertman Photography we include engagement sessions in our wedding packages, as it is important to work with the couple before their wedding day and a pleasure to get to know them during the process. During the engagement session we have time to explore what each of them likes, how they act in front of the camera and how we work together as a team to create good imagery. For me, gaining this knowledge before the wedding day, makes it easier to prepare for the big day as the couple and I have gotten to know each other better. It paves the way for great communication in the months leading up to the wedding.
Your wedding day can not be recreated, and this knowledge creates pressure for the couple, sometimes more so for the bride as so many things need to be prepared for and run smoothly. Getting to know each other during the engagement session, laying the ground work for trust during that session, takes the pressure off my couples as they know that they will not need to worry about their photography coverage the day of their wedding.
When you first get engaged, you are on cloud nine, floating happily until your realize that you have a wedding to plan. Let us help you take some of the pressure off and make us your trusted advisor for your photography. Know that we have you covered! Call us today to schedule your free consultation and let us show you why your first choice is Wertman Photography. 301-693-3021.