Pre-wedding sessions are a great priceless for many reasons. It is a great time to continue building your relationship with your photographer. Brides and grooms have so many pressures on the wedding day and the more solid their foundation with their wedding photographer, the more relaxed they will be in their photos.
Pre-wedding photo sessions are often an opportunity to create engagement photos. These images are often so natural and relaxed that they may be displayed in your home for decades after the wedding. I encourage my couples to make a date of their session. This enables me to capture their relationship authentically. I also love to spend several hours with each couple so that we can visit several locations that have meaning to them or offer beautiful scenery.
Even though many couples use their pre-wedding session for engagement photos, you can also use this time to create more fashion photography of the bride. Photos like the ones shown here are often the result making time before or after the wedding for a bride-only session. These sessions can also be used to do boudoir photography as a wedding gift for the groom. Fine art books are a beautiful way to showcase these images.