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So what do you think when we say E-Session aka Engagement Session?
Well we think sexy, steamy, romantic, intimate, beautiful, unique, celebration and of course love. E-Sessions have come a long way from the stiff formal look that was required to send out an announcement. These days what I love about them is the perfect timing for an excuse to take a moment for yourself. In the planning and the real life fast pace, it,s a moment to pause, to just be and celebrate you! A chance to get comfy with the lens and to bring your own unique feel to the session.
Here are our top 10 from this past year;
#10 Keeping it fun, relax and playful where the smiles tell it all.
#9 Be part of the scenic beauty that surrounds us.
#8 A little Urban fun and a funky sign.
#7 After a while you forget I’m there and you just indulge in a quiet moment (Those are the best!)
#6 What can I say, a BW classic with Miss Macy (The Horse) feeling like she might be intruding.
#5 Bringing your own style and hobbies makes all the difference
#4 I did say steamy sexy love right?
#3 Bring in your personality with a little colour accent or a whole wall!
#2 Sunny afternoon, the wind blowing and a moment captured.
#1 Now nothing says sexy romantic more then a sunset, open barn and a warm blanket.
Which one is your favourite?
1. Hire a hot photographer.
It’s true. A hot photographer will deliver hot photographs to you. When you find the one that you click with, book them fast. Top photographers book up to a year in advance and you don’t want to miss out.
2. To pose or not to pose…
This is the question. Photojournalistic? Or Formal? Love can be caught in both and both are needed. But character and raw emotion are found in photojournalistic work. Consider giving your photographer creative leeway to explore this area.
3. Practice makes perfect.
A little warm up during an engagement session let’s you get use to the photographer and them get used to you. Let’s face it, we aren’t usually accustomed to having a rather large lens in our proximity and it can be a little daunting for some.
4. Ignore the photographer.
Unless of course they are offering a suggestion. Then listen, please. Otherwise a great photographer will make themselves blend into the crowd and be subtle in movement and presence. The more you can pretend they aren’t there, the better photos you will receive. Even if you feel the camera is on you, don’t stop what you’re doing to look up and smile.
5. Hire a good make up artist.
There isn’t much more that needs to be said on this one. Natural, natural, natural. Oh yes, and flawless.
Is a boudoir shoot for you? Generally, the husband-to-be will offer a lot of encouragement on this one. An even better idea is to do this on your own and save the photos or album as a surprise.
Here’s a few things to take into consideration when making your decision:
1. You’re spending a lot of time getting in shape and looking your best. Personally, I would want to document that.
2. Set aside a few hours so that there’s time to do your makeup and hair.
3. Bring at least 2-3 outfits. White and black are a must and a color could be a consideration.
4. Find a comfortable location that works for you. Your home, a friends home or a hotel. If the weather is agreeable, outdoor locations can be amazing.
5. Might be fun to have a friend there to help ease the moment.
6. Make sure you really, really like your photographer because let’s face it, you’ll be sharing a fair amount!
Life is spontaneous. And great photography often is as well. Long after the wedding cake has been eaten, your photos will be pulled out and looked at over and over for years to come. The best photos will show you a small new detail each time you gaze at them or stir up the deep emotions of that exact moment.
Candid wedding photography is best fulfilled with a second shooter. At Gadbois, we focus on one photographer capturing the front of the scene and working closely with the couple while the second photographer can freely focus on the rest of the guests that are just as much a part of the story as the couple. The father of the bride embracing his wife or a grandma’s proud smile of acceptance. It’s a unique point of view that wouldn’t have otherwise been captured.
Candid photography doesn’t replace formal but there’s a time and a place for both. Here’s some of my favorite candid shots from the past year.