I try so hard to stress to my couples that an engagement session is always a good idea :-) For one, it allows me to get to know you guys better and gives me the opportunity to show you how comfortable you can actually feel in front of the lens. It's almost like practice for the big day! My wedding couples who do an engagement shoot almost always feel more relaxed going into their portraits because they know already what I'm going to ask of them. It also allows you to preserve such a precious time in your life! And you'll receive your beautiful images and will hopefully go into your wedding day fully confident in our team. Anna and Richard decided they wanted a beach session but I also snuck in some portraits in the greenery (because it's my absolute favorite and I would always prefer to photograph among trees) before we headed down to Montage Beach in Laguna Beach. We are so excited for Anna + Richard's wedding next month at Coyote Hills Golf Course!