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The Art of the Engagement Portrait
Savannah is a southern “belle” of a city that tends to hold fast to her wedding photography traditions. One of such cherished traditions is a showcase of bridal beauty through a bridal portrait. Likewise, a wedding ceremony consists of structured elements sure to be captured by any photographer: cake cutting, bouquet toss, and the garter shot. But we would like to introduce you to the newest addition to traditional wedding photography – The Engagement Session.
Adding an engagement session to the wedding photography mix expands on the love story of two people. It adds a relaxed dimension to contrast the more reverent and epic bridal session and ceremony itself. During the engagement session, time stands still for just a short while. The whirlwind of planning responsibilities dissolve as the couple walks, talks, and laughs with each other. For just a moment, there are no worries, no deadlines, no schedule, no fuss. During this intimate session, the couple will be photographed one last time together before they become one in marriage.
The engagement session is often best shot at a beautiful location to illustrate the timelessness of the couple’s love. Sometimes, the engagement session includes small colors, textures, and other elements that are special to the couple. Always, the engagement session should create art that serves as an emotional arrow, pointing to a couple’s originality and love.
In closing, the engagement session serves a few purposes. First of all, it allows for the creation of stunning photographs to be cherished for a lifetime. Second, it serves as sanctuary from the stresses of wedding preparation – a time when the two can focus on each other. And third, the engagement session helps establish an emotional connection between the couple and the photographer(s), which in turn, better allows the couple to be more comfortable in front of the camera during the wedding day.
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