The more and more I think about it, the more I know that it's the story telling aspect of being a photographer that interests me and not just the story that makes up the key events of the wedding day, but the little stories. The seemingly insignificant. The things that will be forgotten if they're not recorded. What was happening in-between.
There are loads of reasons why having an engagement photo shoot is an excellent idea but the main one is FEAR or the removal of it. Many people are apprehensive about having their photograph taken by a professional photographer for one reason and one reason alone: fear of the unknown. They don't know what to expect.