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Derick & Christine | Benefits of Having an Engagement Session | Palace of Fine Arts

Apr 15, 2019

Palace of Fine Arts Engagement Session

It was Christine’s wish to have her engagement photos taken at a location in San Fransisco that fit her “formal” engagement session vision. Now you can look formal anywhere. Right after the engagement session, I saw a bride a groom come into the coffee shop I was at, and the photographer took some pictures of them all dressed up while drinking coffee! Simplicity is adequate, but I knew that Christine and Derick wanted their engagement session location to match their stunning and smoking formal look, so I suggested the popular (for an excellent reason) San Fransisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.

Unspoken Benefits to Any Engagement Session

The number one benefit to having an engagement session with your wedding photographer is getting to know his/her direction and posing style. This is also the time to let him/her know of any concerned areas that you’re conscious (so that the wedding day can be perfect). Moreover, most importantly, establish trust through experience in your photographer so that you can have confidence for your future wedding day.

In the infrequent occasion where you are not happy with your photographer after the engagement session photos are delivered, it is not too late to cancel your current contract with the photographer. This is your wedding day. You are only able to live and experience this day once. Having trust in your photographer 100% is essential.

Quality Over Budget Friendly

It is for this very reason that couples are urged to invest in their wedding photographer and videographer. After the wedding is over, your photos and videos will be all you have left to relive your memories and to pass down to your kids and their kids. You are worth it!

I’m very excited to photograph Derick and Christine’s wedding coming up very soon in June, so keep on the lookout for these two love birds!

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