The photographers of The Outer Banks Guild offer free engagement sittings to couples taking venue tours and attending wedding consultations with our planners. This is not only a wonderful value for lifetime memories, it gives the couple an opportunity to work with the potential photographer for their wedding day.
Deborah Sawyer of Beach Portraits says, “As an Outer Banks Wedding Photographer, an engagement sitting allows me to spend time with the bride and groom learning their ease in front of the camera and the shooting style they prefer. It is a great rehearsal for the wedding day! Before the session and event, I encourage couples to send me their favorite pictures on social media outlets like Pinterest. I take their suggestions and put my own spin on the portrait or candid images they like.”
An engagement sitting can be an important part of the whole wedding process.
If the images are purchased on a flash drive, they can be used for Save the Date Cards, for Photo Albums for guests wishes and signatures or to add to the decor of the reception.
The sitting can be designed around the future use for the images. A couple using farm house tables and other country/rustic theme reception decor, may want their images converted to sepia and shot in a meadow or forest. A beach theme reception will want their portraits and candids shot on the ocean and within the sea oats and beach grass. A garden event may use the couple’s pictures taken in the same sort of setting. The portraits as well as playful candids show off the personality of the couple in their favorite environment. If you have a furry pet, you may want to include them. Couples with children may want them in some of the shots to show the wedding is a joining of more than just the couple.
The Guild Photographers are looking forward to working with you. Please contact us at 252-207-4800 or fill out our contact form. Let us know how we can better serve all your wedding needs.