Spring is a time of new beginnings, when everything is in full bloom and love is in the air. For those who are planning their weddings, it’s a special time of year. And, as a wedding photographer, one of my favorite parts of spring is the boom in Engagement Sessions.
Engagement Sessions are a chance for couples to capture their love and excitement in photographs before their big day. They’re also an opportunity for the couple to get to know their photographer and for the photographer to get to know the couple. It’s a win-win!
I’ve been talking to my couples about their experiences with wedding planning, and I’ve been really impressed with their insights. There’s something special about hearing from the couples who are in the thick of it. They’re the ones who know what it’s really like, and their stories can be a great source of inspiration and guidance for anyone else planning their wedding.
One couple I talked to recently is Miranda and her fiancé. They’re getting married at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott, and decided to have their Engagement Session in Oakland as they are both University of Pittsburgh alumni. I asked Miranda a few questions about her wedding plans and her experience with the Engagement Session. Here’s what she had to say:
Q: How did you two meet?
A: I met Kevin at a small town parade during the summer of 2010, where we both took active part in our high school’s marching band. I was a freshman and Kevin was a senior at the time.
Q: How did your significant other propose?
A: In August of 2020 Kevin proposed to Miranda while hiking around the base of Mount Hood, Oregon, exactly 10 years after they met.
Q: What is something that you or your significant other did to prepare for your session?
A: We chose to do our engagement session exactly one year before our wedding day, and that in itself is super special. It didn’t matter that it was cold and rainy, we’ll always remember the day as our negative one anniversary!
Q: Tell us about your outfit choices, hair, make-up, manicure, etc
A: When we were planning our engagement session, we wanted to the photos to reflect our vision for our wedding day. We chose to do formal engagement photos to use on our Save the Date to get everyone excited about the formal nature of our wedding!
Q: What made you choose the location for your engagement session?
A: Kevin and I are both Pitt alumni, and we absolutely love the springtime flowers in Oakland.
Q: What was your favorite moment during the session?
A: Whenever we changed from our casual to formal outfits, we really upped the game of the photos. Catherine had us in more intimate photos, which really turned out beautiful!
Q: What has been a challenge during your wedding planning?
A: There are so many different options to chose from for every single aspect of a wedding! I think just staying focused on what we want has been difficult.
Q: What is one piece of advice you have for couples planning their wedding day?
A: Stay focused on what you want. It’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement of the many options available to those planning weddings.
Q: What is one piece of advice that you could give for couples about to have their engagement session?
A: Just have fun with it! It’s likely going to be one of the first exciting things you’ll do as a couple to prepare for your wedding.
In conclusion, Miranda’s experience and advice for preparing for an Engagement Session in Oakland Pittsburgh is valuable for anyone who is planning their own session. Whether you’re a bride-to-be or a groom-to-be, these tips will help you have a memorable and enjoyable experience that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. So, get ready to capture your love and create lasting memories with an Engagement Session in Oakland Pittsburgh.