One of the best parts about this job is getting to meet so many different couples and tag along for their journey. During the booking stage, we get to know each other a bit, but not nearly as much as we do during an engagement session. This was not overly the case with this couple. I grew up with Jamie and had met Rogan a few times prior to the engagment session, as you do in small communities.
Engagment sessions are really awesome, and a crucial part of building trust between photographer and couple prior to the wedding. In fact, if you book a wedding with me, an engagement session is mandatory! I love to work with my couples before they tie the know. Just to get used to each other (the relationship between people when a camera is included is a bit different), set expectations, allow them to get a glimpse into what their wedding experience will be with me.
Today Jamie and Rogan are getting married, and I could not be more excited to be a part of their special day. See you soon lovers ;)