Engagement Session Advice – Preparing Your Groom

Preparing Your Groom

If you’re a bride that is a little anxious about how your groom is going to react to this whole “picture” thing, you’re not alone. I receive so many emails from brides who are worried that their groom won’t be into it and I have great news for you…you both are more photogenic than you think! My couples are constantly surprised when discovering their hidden modeling skills and my most common response from grooms is, “That wasn’t as bad as I thought! It was actually fun.” Yes! Mission accomplished! When the groom says that taking pictures was FUN, I know I have done my job well! Your engagement session is supposed to be fun and relaxed, not forced or awkward. As you prepare for your shoot, there are a few things that you can do to help your groom know what to expect.

First of all, I highly recommend sitting down with your man and showing him 2-3 of your favorite engagement sessions that I have photographed. Spend some time together scrolling through a few blog posts, which will allow him to gauge what his expectations should be as far as what to wear and what the photos will look like.

I also recommend that you allow for plenty of time to get to your shoot! There is nothing worse than when a couple shows up late, and they have been arguing in the car. That is definitely going to put your groom in a bad mood! Last but not least, remember to have patience with him, and don’t assume that he’s not going to have a good time…I think you’ll be surprised how much you will both enjoy your session!

If you’re one of my brides and grooms, you can find this information, as well as SO much more in the magazine that I send you when you book! It literally goes through everything you need to know to make your wedding day photography a success!

Engagements, Proposals, and Bachelorettes – A 2018 Review

Engagements, Proposals, and Bachelorettes 

A 2018 Review

Looking back on a whole year’s worth of photos is always one of my favorite things to do. It’s overwhelming, but in such a good way! I always have to make sure I’m at my house when I’m working on my review, because I have such a huge grin on my face the whole time that people might think I’m crazy ;) I love looking back on all the amazing couples I’ve worked with, and seeing the emotions from all the sessions. The tears at the proposals, the heartfelt hugs and excitement at engagement sessions, and the goofy giggly group of friends at a bachelorette. Even after doing this job for years, I still have to stop sometimes and remind myself what an amazing thing it is that I get to document life.

This year, I’m going to break up my review into 5 days. There’s just way too many photos to fit into one post! So first up is engagements, proposals, bachelorettes, and a senior session! Check back each day this week for more 2018 photographs!