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Sandra and Trevor`s engagement session
August 17, 2016
Sandra and Trevor`s engagement session took place in Langley, British Columbia.
March is a tricky month for a photography session in Vancouver, as the weather is so unpredictable and, well, rainy. Somehow we got lucky, and also watching the forecast helps a lot, and we got a great overcast day in the park with some sunny breaks.
Sandra and Trevor met the usual way these days – online. I think at least half of the couples I get an honor to photograph actually met through a dating site or other online medium, so it definitely becomes a standard way to get to know one another, and, naturally, fall in love. Trevor brought his dog, Abby, to the shoot, and she was definitely a star of the session.
I really enjoy having pets at an engagement session, after all, they are part of the family and very much deserve to be recognized in the pictures. Besides, they definitely bring spontaneity to the shoot, and it is my best chance to capture candid laughs and goofs.
The park (Derby Reach) provided wonderful background for the shoot with a barn, old fences and some flowers, and the grass couldn’t be greener on our side of the world.
Engagement sessions are extremely helpful for both bride and groom and the photographer. It is a chance to get to know each other a bit better, to get comfortable in front of the camera for the couple, and an opportunity for the photographer to know your “good side”. Most photographers include an engagement session into their packages exactly because it has a great value for both parties and significantly helps easing the things on a wedding day. Therefore, I always recommend my couples to have an engagement session before the wedding day. If there is enough time, it also gives a couple a great choice of pictures for save-the-dates, wedding invitations and decorations for the wedding reception.