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| p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Anerino inspired: So what are you trying to accomplish at an e-session? |
For me, the e-session is 30% about the photos, but 70% about building the relationship, etc. Christine and I spend hours with the couple, talking, laughing, getting to know each other. We market it as a 'double day-date.' For us it's about inspiring trust, and letting them know we are good, honest, fun people who arrive on time, do a good job, and exceed expectations. In terms of the photos themselves, we try to arrange more adventurous ideas/locations with the couple, but often it's just about getting solid, consistent photos, not necessarily anything that would receive critical acclaim. We don't go out of our way to go extremely artistic with anything, we just want to establish that we can exceed expectations.
When we're shooting, and hanging out, it's also a great time to talk about their upcoming wedding, the venue, their details, etc. A lot of our raison d'etre for the e-sessions could probably be covered by a simple meeting, but we find the e-sessions to be so much more relaxed and fun, and our clients appreciate that vs. a standard meeting.