Over the past few years, we have had a lot of couples ask us wether or not an engagement session is really important. Our short answer is YES! VERY! Now let me go into a detailed explanation… Here are 4 major reasons you must consider having engagement photos taken prior to the wedding day.

Engagement shoot with a horse in a vineyard

  1. Having an engagement session will prepare you for the wedding day.

    This is the biggest reason why. Most couples are incredibly nervous to be put on the spot in front of the camera. That nervousness can sometimes show up in the images. It’s our job to make you as relaxed and as natural as possible. Most of our couple’s start out a bit shy to have their photos taken for the first time. But because we spend a few hours having the engagement session you guys are ready to roll like pros on the wedding day.

    Man and woman happy on the beach in wedding attire

  2. You will get to know your photographer

    We build Blue Note Weddings on relationships. Our couples and their stories are important to us. It’s very important to me as your photographer that we meet, talk prior to the wedding day and also make sure we work well together. When you have your engagement session you will get to know my cues and how I work. Your photo and video team are going to be the people you will see the most on the wedding day so establishing a relationship prior to the wedding day is going to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Ultimately this is what creates beautiful imagery.

    Sutro Baths man kissing his loves cheek over the ocea

  3. Time to connect

    Getting engaged is the best time of your life but it can also be the busiest time. With planning a wedding and all the parties and dinners life can get hectic. An engagement session will allow you to get out in nature, snuggle up and get lovey with one another. It’s such a fun day with lots of kissing and hugging allowing you both to relax and connect.

    Romantic soft timeless engagement session

  4. Heirloom Imagery with lots of use

    Having professional images taken is going to get you even more excited about the wedding day. There is so much you can do with these images that make them even more of an important keepsake. Chances are you are going to use the images for the save the dates, frame them for your home, wedding website, gift them for families, use them for guest sign in books and post them to social media.

    Lena Hall hugging her groom with a smile in front of war memorial building

We are Melisa and Laif Gilbertson, a husband and wife photography & Videography team!  We enjoy meeting every couple we work with and being apart of an experience and celebration of family, love and support.  With years of experience in the wedding industry, we strive to create a support system for our couples with warm, friendly, and  professional attitudes while capturing your priceless moments.