Why Meeting Your Photographer and Having an Engagement Shoot Enhance Your Wedding Experience
July 7, 2022

Your wedding day is a celebration of love, a momentous occasion that deserves to be cherished for a lifetime. Among the many decisions you'll make while planning your special day, one crucial aspect often overlooked is the connection you build with your photographer. Taking the time to meet your photographer and having an engagement shoot prior to your wedding can truly elevate your overall wedding experience. Let's explore the reasons why this connection matters and the benefits it brings.

  1. Building Trust and Comfort: Meeting your photographer (eek hopefully me!) before the wedding allows you to establish a personal connection, building trust and comfort between you and the person responsible for capturing your most intimate moments. As you share your love story and vision for your wedding, your photographer can gain a deeper understanding of your unique dynamics as a couple. This connection helps create an atmosphere of ease and relaxation, allowing you to be your authentic selves in front of the camera.
  2. Creating a Relaxed Atmosphere:An engagement shoot serves as a wonderful opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera. It's a chance for you and your partner to experience a relaxed photoshoot, where you can let go of any camera shyness and learn to embrace the joy of being captured together. By familiarizing yourselves with posing techniques and receiving guidance from your photographer, you'll feel more at ease on your wedding day, resulting in natural and authentic photographs.
  3. Showcasing Your Unique Love Story: Engagement shoots provide the perfect platform to showcase your love story. Whether you choose a meaningful location or incorporate personal elements into the shoot, it becomes a reflection of your journey together. These images can be used for save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, or even displayed at your wedding venue, allowing your guests to connect with your story and feel more invested in your special day.
  4. Capturing Precious Moments: Beyond the tangible benefits, an engagement shoot allows you to capture genuine and heartfelt moments with your partner. It's an opportunity to create memories and document the joyous anticipation leading up to your wedding. These images will become cherished keepsakes, reminding you of the beautiful journey you embarked upon as you approached your big day.

Meeting your photographer and having an engagement shoot are invaluable steps in ensuring a truly remarkable wedding experience. The connection established with your photographer not only enhances the quality of your photographs but also creates an atmosphere of trust, comfort, and authenticity. The engagement shoot serves as a rehearsal, allowing you to become more comfortable in front of the camera and capturing your unique love story. So, take the time to connect, to create, and to preserve memories that will last a lifetime.

In my sessions I don't just grab the camera the second you arrive and start pressing the shutter. I like to give a 10 minute grace period, slowly walk and talk, ask what you had for breakfast, talk about the answers you left me in your questionnaire, how we're similar and maybe how we're different.

A lot of people claim themselves to be photographers, but does everyone have what it takes to bring the personality? Think about it, does spending an hour or maybe even 10 with someone you don't really get along with makes sense?

You can inquire for an engagement session with me via my booking page, or through email to: suzyqueenphotos@gmail.com



Photos taken at the Distillery District, Toronto

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