Most couples are so nervous about being photographed. The engagement session is the first time they have ever been photographed professionally. I usually ask when the last time was they were photographed without a smart phone present. The answer is usually their senior portraits in high school. *gasp* There is always a bit of a worry about how they will look, if it will be awkward, etc. My philosophy is to keep an engagement session relaxed and playful. I strive for real emotion and I adore hearing about how their love story began.