I love taking engagement pictures and bridal pictures for upcoming weddings we are photographing. Here is a picture of Rachel and Alex from their session on a beach … make that … on a golf course!! We like to have fun with photographs and people.
There are times when I recommend the couple use someone else for these photographs even though I like taking them. That is when they are getting pressure from a family member or close friend who has a new camera they bought and is getting into photography and would love to do their wedding photography. I suggest they have that person do the engagement and/or bridal photographs and tell the friend/photographer that they have selected another photographer for the wedding but would love to have them take the engagement photographs. The friend gets to participate and if the pictures don’t turn out right they can reshoot them again, and again if necessary. Plus the friend can enjoy the wedding day as a guest.