Monday, January 5, 2009

Engagement Session

Photo Credit: e. broderick photography

At first my fiance, Gary and I weren't even sure if we wanted to do an engagement session. At that time we were thinking of getting a photographer just for full wedding day coverage. Shortly after, I had a conversation with Lindsay from Sixpence and she gave me the pros and cons of engagement sessions. Gary and I decided to do an engagement shoot and we couldn't be happier with our decision.

Here are in my opinion the top five reasons why I think engagement sessions are a must have if it is in your budget.

5.It is a fun day that you will always remember! It is not too often that you get to change outfits and settings to have someone take pictures of you...So soak it up and enjoy it!.
4.You can use the engagement photos for your save the dates, guest book, or incorporate them at the wedding in any way you want.
3. When in your life will you ever have a photographer taking pictures of you in love.
2. You have the opportunity to get to know your photographer which will help you relax and feel more comfortable as they photograph you on your wedding day.
1. You get a before wedding day preview of how the photographer will photograph you.

Photo Credits: e. broderick photography

Finding a wedding photographer can be a difficult process. As an upcoming bride, I could visualize the type of pictures I wanted but the difficult part was filling in the missing piece of who would be the person behind the camera. There are so many talented photographers that work throughout the state so booking this vendor can often seem overwhelming. After careful consideration, we decided to book Eileen Broderick. She is such a sweetheart and her photographs speak for themselves. We are so happy with our engagement pictures!

Assistant Wedding Coordinator & Future Bride


  1. What a fantastic post Rachel! You couldn't be more right on the reasons why engagement pictures are so great to have! And your photos are gorgeous too!

  2. That's awesome Rachel. I am so glad you wrote this piece as an engagement session is great for the very reasons you gave. Eileen is an EXCELLENT photographer. Congratulations! I loved your engagement session photos when I first saw them on her blog. You make a beautiful bride. :-)