Should We Do An Engagement Session?

Well, I’m so happy you asked!

I will always recommend doing an Engagement Session… Even If you’re not local, and have to arrange a trip to the TN mountains, or fly me to where you are! Many of my couples find a local photographer to help them out, and even though it doesn’t serve all the purposes of having your Wedding Photographer work with you - it will still be beneficial for you!

As a photographer, I absolutely love doing Engagement Sessions… but there may be a few reasons you may not have thought of!

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Nerves.

If you think you’ll be nervous or awkward in front of the camera on your Wedding Day, it’s a great chance to work together and show you just how fun it can be! I want you to be able to relax, enjoy the time together just focusing on your love for one another. Come wedding day, you’ll be able to get into a comfortable groove with photos much sooner!

My goal in the first 15-20 minutes of your session is to make you feel comfortable by reassuring you of a few things: Everyone is Nervous. You can’t mess this up! You’re doing great!

I have a few tricks to get you comfortable in front of the camera, and even forget the camera is there. My goal is to for you to just have fun and enjoy being together! I’ll do the rest!

Habits.

We'll also find out if you're a nervous blinker or fist-clincher! 😂 Let me preface this by saying I am very detail oriented, and I usually catch little nervous habits people have, but you know yourself the best. Sometimes I can’t tell if your smile is genuine or your “forced smile”… and finding out what habits or tendencies you have on camera before the Big Day will help us work on those things and get genuine reactions and natural expressions!

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Decor.

An Engagement Session will give you so many images to either use as decor around your wedding, in frames on the reception tables or rehearsal dinner, a large canvas or album for guests to sign, or just as a focal piece for the gift/card table or Ceremony entrance.

Keepsake.

Probably the most important reason of all… This is the only time in your lives that you get to be in this season of your relationship.

Some of the sweetest/funniest memories my husband and I have are from our own engagement photo session from almost 10 years ago.

This is such an exciting time in your relationship - let's capture that excitement together!

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If you’re still with me - I have a special offer for you! If you don’t already have a wedding & engagement photographer, and you’re interested in a free engagement session, send me a contact email at the top of this page!

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ADAM & EMILY :: SUMMER SUNSET ENGAGEMENT SESSION :: IJAM'S NATURE CENTER & MEAD'S QUARRY :: KNOXVILLE WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

I absolutely LOVE LOVE! and Emily and Adam are so obviously head over heels in love with one another! It makes my job to capture this stage in their journey together so easy! Not to mention they are both professional models, so just a tiny bit of coaching for how I like to do things, but they're naturals!

(You know I'm excited when I use a "!" at the end of every sentence!) ;) 
Aren't they just the sweetest? 

Cayci & Michael :: Knoxville Engagement :: Spring Engagement Shoot :: Knoxville Botanical Gardens, The Historic Bleak House, and Downtown Knoxville

If I've never said it, (at least a hundred times) I love Engagement sessions! I love spring, and I love downtown Knoxville. So this session was a dream for me! 

We started out at The Knoxville Botanical Gardens, where their wedding will be this summer. Jessie at The Historic Bleak House was awesome enough to let me know that the purple Wisteria was blooming, and we could come there for a bit to incorporate some of their wedding color into the session! Then we headed Downtown to some new spots for me, which I couldn't be more excited about! 

This couple though! Throughout our time together, they laughed and talked and kissed the entire session. My cheeks literally hurt from smiling with them all morning! I love what we captured, and I cannot wait for your wedding this July!

Amanda + Micah :: Maryville Fall Engagement Shoot :: Knoxville Wedding Photography

Meet Amanda and Micah: High school sweethearts. and probably the quietest couple I've ever photographed... Just taking the day in stride, capturing gorgeous photos as we go, just happy to be together.

Haley + Amit :: Vintage Inspired Engagement :: Knoxville Wedding Photography

I first met these lovebirds over a Skype wedding consultation, and we instantly clicked! So we met up in Johnson City near their wedding site - The Venue at King's Centre - to capture these vintage inspired photos, and scout out the wedding venue and surrounding areas.. We had beautiful weather, perfect lighting, (awesome chemistry between these two!) and found the perfect locations for outdoor wedding day photos! 
Haley & Amit are so perfect for each other, and you can't help but smile as you look through the images, it's so obvious! I'm honored to be a part of your wedding day! 

Vintage Inspired Engagement :: Knoxville Wedding Photography :: Travel wedding theme, The Notebook inspired engagement shoot
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