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Should we take Engagement Pictures?

Updated: Jun 1, 2019

The simple answer, Yes!

Grass Valley Wedding and Engagement Photographer

There are many resources out there to help you find a wedding photographer, even tips on what things to look for in a photographer. Of course they should be professional, Knowledgeable, and fit with your budget. But it’s more than just that. How can you know you photographer is right without first spending time with them?

Your photographer should be someone you can relate to. Someone who talks in terms that you understand, someone who enjoys the same interests, someone who has the same vision for your wedding day as you do. Someone whose work you admire and someone whose personality helps bring out the best in yours.

An engagement session is one of the best ways to help you decide if a particular photographer is right for you.

We are a husband and wife team that love to explore, go on fun adventures, laugh and have a great time. We prefer to love to capture authentic moments, genuine happiness and gently posed moments, rather than strong overly stuffy posed images. We are relaxed and fun, not bossy and pushy. It is your wedding, we want to photograph it as it happens, so you can relive those little moments over and over.

Your photographer will be with you all day long, on one of the most important days of your life.

One of the best ways to find out if a photographer is right for you, is to set up an engagement session, where you can get to know one another, before your big day.

You should talk about styles, about posing, About expectations. You’ll get a better feel for how you work with one another do you mash, is it completely awkward, do you like this person and most importantly can you trust them to capture something so important.

Is your photographer licensed, are they insured, are they educated. What type of camera does your photography? How long is he been doing this?

These are all important things to ask, but I think A more important question to ask is, do you like their editing and shooting styles?

And speaking of styles, what style do you like? Does photographer have a mostly photojournalistic / documentary style?

Are they a more traditional/classic photographer working a lot and black and white images and having a very structured, posed style?

Do you appreciate a very “Pinterest-y” style with fun, silly or cutesy posed images?

Do you love image is full of emotion, not posed, with a more relaxed atmosphere?

How about editing?

Which style describes you ideal look

Light and airy, bold and vibrant, natural and earthy or dark and moody ?

These are all things you can talk to your photographer about during an engagement session and after you get the edited images back from that session.

And to me, the most important question of all, is do you like them. And by this I mean, are they someone that you would look up to, someone you might want to be your friend, someone you wanna share your wedding day with, because you will spend more time with your photographer than any other person on your wedding day.

Give us a call to find out how you can get your free Engagement session, and give us a try before your big day.

If we aren't for any reason, a good fit, there are no obligations!

Jana Johnston


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