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I know many engaged couples choose to hire a Knoxville engagement photographer so they get beautiful images for things like their wedding website, their save-the-dates, and to display at the wedding. There is definitely nothing wrong with hiring a Knoxville photographer to photograph your engagement so that you get amazing images (duh, Elly!). But, I love (love love love!) photographing engagements for an entirely different reason.
Your photographer is with you with you from the getting ready stages, in the intimate moments shared with your family, all the way through the celebration and dancing!
It is so important for me that my couples are comfortable with me and the best way to do that is by “getting the jitters out” during our time together at your engagement session. Most of my brides and grooms aren’t used to being in front of a camera, so this is like a practice session before the big day.
You have seen how I work and you know me a bit more than just a phone call or meeting. Wedding days go so much smoother when we’ve shared an engagement session! Everyone is calmer in front of my camera and it is so much easier for me to capture those intimate moments that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Ok ok Elly, I hear you! Engagement sessions are wonderful and magical and smart and all that jazz… but what do I wear? How do I pose? What should I expect!?
Glad you asked! Our time together during your engagement session is going to be fun! I won’t be posing you guys in crazy ways (climb that tree and hang upside down!) No, no.. I want your personalities to show through these images.
The session will usually last an hour unless you choose to do an outfit change. I try to schedule our session during that beautiful golden hour. When the sun is placed right around the horizon, during sunrise and sunset, it disperses the most beautiful glow that I (and basically every photographer on earth) go crazy for! Light is everything when it comes to photography, so having the sun on my side is a huge deal. Knoxville (and the Smoky Mountains!) are truly magical at sunset!
Glad you asked.. here are some tips to get you started:
That’s it, friends!
(tooting my own horn too much, eh maybe…) I hope that I have swayed your opinion on the necessity of getting an engagement session.