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The Value of an Engagement Photo Session

The Value of an Engagement Photo Session

Are you thinking about taking engagement photos? If you are undecided, we recommend that you do it. There are many great reasons to take engagement photos. Follow along for reasons why scheduling an engagement shoot is a great idea. 


Couple showing off their engagement

 

GET COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA

For many of us, being in front of the camera isn't a common occurrence, making it nerve-wracking and daunting. Questions like which poses to strike, how to appear natural, and whether our smile looks genuine often arise. An engagement photoshoot is an ideal opportunity to address these concerns, allowing you to feel more at ease and confident when your wedding day arrives. It's a chance to shake off any nerves and embrace your natural self, ensuring you feel poised and self-assured on the big day. 

 

Couple kissing in meadow

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

Finding a photographer with whom you connect is essential. They are with you for most of your wedding day, so getting along is critical. Taking engagement photos is a great way to test the chemistry between you and the photographer. This is the ideal, relaxed environment to get to know each other better, and it can also be an opportunity to ensure you are all on the same page before the big day. 

An enthusiastic and fun photographer can make your photos that much better. A great photographer will hype you up, compliment your appearance, and encourage you to try new poses that they know will highlight your best features. Their positive energy and guidance can boost the overall experience and quality of your wedding photos.

 

Couple having fun at the beach

 

USE THE PHOTOS

Engagement photo sessions create far more than just core memories. They provide a wealth of opportunities to showcase your love story in the lead-up to your big day. The professionally captured images have numerous uses that couples can get excited about. Engagement photos make for eye-catching additions to your wedding website and save-the-date cards, giving friends and family an enticing preview of the happy couple. An increasingly popular trend is crafting gorgeous photo books with your favorite engagement shots and using them as a unique guest book at your wedding. The fun doesn't stop there! Printing and framing select engagement photos allow you to incorporate personal touches throughout the ceremony and reception space. 

 

GET GLAMMED UP

Your engagement photo session presents the ideal opportunity for a hair and makeup trial run before the big day. Why not knock out two items on your wedding checklist at once? Get all dolled up and see how your wedding hair and makeup plans look in photographs before the big day. Looking back at the photographs can inform you of any tweaks you want to make in order to bring your radiant vision to life. 

 

Cheerful young couple riding a scooter and having fun. Sun is shining in the morning

 

HAVE FUN!

You're engaged - how exciting! This joyful season deserves to be celebrated. Your engagement photo session is the ideal excuse to celebrate your love in a lighthearted, personality-packed way before the wedding planning stress ensues. When choosing a location with your photographer, opt for a setting that speaks to you as a couple. Whether it's a scenic backdrop, a sentimental spot from your relationship, or just a quirky urban setting, let the location set the muse for playful, imaginative photos that are distinctly you. This is a low-pressure test run before your wedding photos, so don't be afraid to venture outside the traditional photoshoot boundaries. Make silly faces, strike over-the-top poses, and let loose together. Those are often the frames that end up capturing your genuine connection. 

If you're on the fence about scheduling an engagement photo session, hopefully these reasons have convinced you why it's such a valuable experience. From getting comfortable in front the the camera and bonding with your photographer, to having endless opportunities to showcase the gorgeous photos, there are so many benefits. Above all, an engagement shoot is about celebrating this fleeting chapter by capturing the radiant, playful connection you share as an engaged couple. Don't let this special moment slip away!

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