There’s nothing like an engagement session to remind you that your big day is coming soon!
And for Megan and Mark that day is very VERY soon!
So soon in fact that they can hardly stand it! And who can blame them? A wedding in Hawaii is no small event!
Yep, Megan and Mark are making it official the island way and have invited us to come along! Which is awesome because destination weddings are one of our favorite things in the world!
No, not just because of the obvious reason (we get to go to amazing places) but because it gives us such a unique bonding experience with the couple we head there with.
Which is why spending time together before hand (like at this engagement session) is uber important and we were thrilled to get a chance to hang out and get to know this great couple who we’ll be saying aloha to very soon!
As an engagement session should be, this one was a great chance for us all to practice working together. Now when we say, “you know, do that one thing” there’s at least a tiny chance that Megan and Mark might actually know what we mean (if they can read minds).
Or when tell them to laugh on command, there’s at least a small possibility that they won’t just think we’re crazy but they’ll know there’s a good reason we’re telling them to do it (hint: it’s because it tends to make you laugh for real!)!
The engagement session was also a great chance for us to hear about the wedding. Now we feel a little more up to date about their overall style, who they are as a couple, and what kinds of things are important to them.
(For example, we learned that they love the houses at The Montage in Laguna, where we did the session because they’re really into architecture! So we made sure to get those in at least a few of the photos!).
It’s so great for us to have a chance to learn a little more about them because that’s the kind of stuff that factors into us getting the kind of pictures that result in their friends and family members seeing them and saying, “oh that is so THEM”! And that’s always our goal!
Capturing the real personality and heart of a couple on their big day is what we always strive to do. And spending time “practicing” and getting to know them during the engagement session is an important part of that!
So thanks to Megan and Mark for giving us the time and putting their all into planning such a stunning session in such an outstanding location!
I think it’s safe to say you’re putting in that kind of thought and energy into the wedding (except times like 1,000) and I can’t wait to see the results of all your hard work! I have a inkling that it’s going to be pretty spectacular! See you soon!