Not only was last Friday the official first wedding of the new season, the next morning we had a sunrise engagement session at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, NC. We originally had scheduled the engagement session for Saturday evening but the weather had been moving around with a lot of heavy rain and wind so we rescheduled for a sunrise session, and gosh….I am so happy we did. It was absolutely gorgeous by the ocean with the pastel colors from the sun with a fun little wave in the Atlantic.
The engagement session was with Matt & Jaclyn, a beautiful and fun loving couple that we had originally met at the Outer Banks Wedding Expo this past January. We connected immediately to their laid-back personalities, positive energy, wedding vision and overall presence. The night returning home after the end of the expo, one of the first emails in my inbox was from Matt expressing their interest to move forward with our photography services for their wedding. We were thrilled to hear from them and after a few emails and them switching their desired date around to have our services (wow 🙂 ) we made it official and we will photograph their gorgeous wedding this coming fall in October in Kill Devil Hills.
This engagement session was really special to us! With our larger wedding packages, we offer complimentary engagement sessions to encourage and educate our clients on the benefits of photographing them before their big day. It allows our clients to get to know our style and dynamics a little bit better. It allows them to become very relaxed and comfortable with having their picture professionally taken. They can get a feel for how we talk behind our camera and see how much we strive and make our sessions natural and fun. We want to give structure with location and certain poses but allow natural movement and their personalities to be expressed.
It’s also great because after they receive their final images they can choose their favorites and this also allows us to see their style a little bit more to gauge the type of images they envision for their wedding day. We absolutely loved this session with Matt & Jaclyn and we were grateful for the text we received later that afternoon……
So thank you Matt & Jaclyn for allowing us to photograph you two at such a beautiful location at sunrise to get ready for your wedding day! We can’t wait for October 15th!
It was an eventful first weekend to start off the season. A Friday night wedding at the Inn on Pamlico Sound and then waking up at 4am and driving to Jennette’s Pier to photograph Matt & Jaclyn’s sunrise engagement session to a relaxing Sunday spent with the family…..it was perfect. I am so thankful.
Sunrise Engagement Session @ Jennette’s Pier