Samantha Martin Photographer » Virginia, DC, Wedding Photographer

      Do you really need an engagement session? Tuesday Tips!

      I believe that every couple should have an engagement session! Why, you ask? Well there are a few reasons that I personally suggest to all my present and future clients, to get engagement pictures taken! Not only do you get super pretty images of you and your better half, but you get a peak into the full wedding photography experience before the wedding day even arrives!!


      Here are a few reasons I tell my couples to get engagement pictures!

      1) I get a chance to work one on one with you before your wedding day 

      Sometimes i have couples tell me, “we dont really need engagement pictures, right?” wrong!! You do!! Because I get a chance to work one on one with you and learn how you and your better half interact and get along in front of the camera! Not only do I learn your “good side” but i also study you and learn how I can make you feel more comfortable with eachother in front of the camera, because I want these images to represent YOU and your love story!

      coffee shop engagement session by Samantha Martin - Photographer

      2) Engagement sessions make wedding days less stressful

      For real?! YES! They really do! Because i already know your chemistry and what makes you, YOU, [see #1 :)] the wedding day portraits are a breeze!! I know what poses you are comfortable with, i know what makes ya’ll laugh and your sense of humor / style of posing. And you are also pros at posing and taking direction from me! Practice makes perfect, ya know 😉


      3) You get to know your photographer and build friendships + trust

      If you choose me to  be your wedding photographer, I will forever be a part of the most special day of your life! Its important that you get to know me as well, and working together gives you a chance to get to know me better on a more personal level [and see lots of cute cell phone pics of my babies…because they are pretty cute!] And i get to know you better as well, how you met, how you got engaged, your plans for marriage and family, all the feel good details that makes your heart so happy!


      4) Bonding time with your future spouse 

      Engagement sessions are like one big happy romantic date, i just love them! You get to snuggle, laugh, kiss, tickle, twirl, hug, dance, be silly, be serious, and most important have FUN during engagement sessions! I hear SO many times “we arent models, we are awkward in front of the camera”! It makes me laugh because i know exactly how that feels, i feel so goofy when i get my picture taken with my hubby / family but its so fun and we bond, we have a blast, we love on eachother and focus on just the happiest times in our lives! And i promise, you will feel like models when im done with ya! :p


      think its so important to get an engagement session, and the reasons why i offer them FREE to all of my wedding clients!! I hope you will take these into consideration, and know that i will be with you every step of the way! <3



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      • Emily - July 3, 2015 - 4:13 pm

        So so true! Couldn’t agree more.ReplyCancel

      • Barb - July 3, 2015 - 7:10 pm

        I agree wholeheartedly! You’ve stated this well and supported your thoughts with beautiful memories of engaged couples!ReplyCancel

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