One is to get acquainted with the camera and break the ice. This makes your wedding day run extra smoothly. The other is simply the act of celebrating your engagement. And I wanna freakin celebrate!
I use the term engagement “session” loosely. They are more like all-afternoon endeavors that end with a great meal and drinks -- on me. It's a more organic and relaxed experience that mixes shooting with just hanging out. We get acquainted, share a few laughs, work out the jitters of the first few photos, and the rest of the afternoon is a blast. Couples and I have explored cities, gone hiking, gotten into water (more than once), hopped on a train, explored abandoned places, and more. Get creative. The possibilities are near-boundless and I'm always up for an adventure.