I love including engagement sessions in my wedding packages! Engagement sessions are a great time for me to get to know the couple, know how they feel in front of the camera, and for them to see how I work behind the camera, how I make them feel when they're in front of the camera.
But engagement sessions aren't always in the cards for the clients who book me for their weddings - it could be that they had engagement photos taken by someone else (a close friend, relative, etc.); it could be that they prioritize wedding day coverage over engagement photos and therefore put their budget money elsewhere; it could be that they just don't have a strong desire to have engagement photos at all - and all of those are fine!
But when you book me as your wedding photographer, I'm going to work with you to make sure you get the most out of whatever package you choose. So if we can trade some second photographer time for an engagement session, or add on a 'mini' engagement session without changing your wedding day budget, I'm going to find a way to do that for you!
For Molly and Greg, we had kind of an odd amount of time needed for wedding coverage when looking at the second photographer, so we added on a 30-minute 'mini engagement' session to cover the difference, and it was perfect! They didn't need a TON of engagement photos - maybe just some for a save-the-date and a few to post. There was a location super convenient for all of us, and we had a chilly but beautiful evening, so we knocked out their engagement photos without compromising other aspects of their budget.
Also. You guys. How cute are these two?? We could have had 2 minutes for the session and I still would have been able to capture their love because it was just SO EVIDENT.