Engagement sessions aren't a requirement by any means, however it is a great opportunity for everyone to warm up to one another. It's my job to get you comfortable, relaxed, and having a good time while shooting (and I like to think I'm good at it), but getting you to a level of vulnerability with me doesn't happen with a snap of a finger. It takes a little bit for you to warm up to the idea of someone taking intimate photos of you two, but It also takes me a little bit to figure you two out as a couple; your personalities and tenancies, what makes you laugh and what makes you uncomfortable. It's these things that will allow us to take your photos to the next level and attain images containing your raw personality and emotion.
Check out Session Expectations to get a better feel for how I approach things!