This past Sunday I had engagement sessions with two lovely couples. Those sessions give me time to get to know the couples before their wedding. The more I know them the better I can cover their event. I don't know how some photographers just go cold turkey to a wedding. Sure you can take pretty pictures even then, but somehow it seems to me that the more you know about somebody the more you can catch their true personality and those special moments. I love engagement sessions for that reason alone.
Congratulations to Laurie and James and of course Maggie and Donald too!