An engagement session is a great way to celebrate your love and this next chapter in your lives. Your whole love story deserves to be told and that starts with your engagement.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the sense of joy, excitement and anticipation in the days leading up to your wedding. Engagement sessions give you the chance to announce your engaged, reconnect in the midst of planning, get photos for save-the-dates, and get comfortable with your photographer.
In this article, I’ll explain why you shouldn’t miss out on taking engagement pictures, and all the benefits your photos will provide you.
Many couples don’t have a photographer on site for their proposal and most couples end up posting low-quality photos announcing their engaged. Your engagement deserves so much more than that. Engagement sessions allow you to announce this next stage in your lives with beautiful professional photos to share with all your friends and family.
Blow-up everyone’s Facebook feeds with photos of your love story and allow your friends and family to celebrate with you! Afterall, everyone loves, love! It’s also super fun to be able to write a cute caption about how your relationship came to be, alongside your incredible gallery of images.
An engagement photoshoot can be a fun and unique way to spend a special evening together. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill dinner and movie date. The options for your engagement session are endless! Take some time to think about all the creative ways you can express your love for each other through your photos.
I always suggest including fun props or picking an activity to do for your session. This helps showcase your unique story. Many couples are together due to their similar interests and hobbies. So pick a location, activity or prop that represents that.
Consider taking your engagement photos somewhere you both have never been before this might help the experience feel more like a romantic evening out. You and your sweetheart can spend the evening taking photos while discovering and exploring a new place.
There are a lot of logistics couples don’t think about when planning their wedding. And some of those things include: sending out engagement announcements and save the dates, posting photos to their wedding website, wedding décor, etc. – all of which usually require photos of the bride and groom! Engagement photos will help with all of these things.
Instead of using random photos from your phone’s gallery, investing in professional photos will improve the look of your wedding invitations, programs, and other printed/digital materials.
Every photographer has their own way of photographing couples. It’s important to understand how they work so that on the day of your wedding you’ll be pros! This is also a chance for you and the photographer to get to know each other. From a photographers perspective, it is also super helpful to see how couples interact. This helps with posing and giving directions and it’s better for your photographer to learn these things during your engagement session and not on your wedding day.
Additionally, most people find it uncomfortable to be in front of the camera. This gives you and your partner the opportunity to get some additional practice in before the big day.
Invest in getting engagement photos done! There are so many benefits to having gorgeous professional photos of you and your lover. Announcing your engagement with them is so exciting and is a really fun experience. Allow your friends and family to revel in this moment with you.
Moreover, the whole experience of having your photos taken and making it into more of a date-night makes for incredible memories. Not to mention you will be able to use the photos for your save-the-dates, wedding website and décor. And getting to know your photographer during this time is important in making sure you know how they will pose and move you so your wedding day is nice and smooth.
Reach out here to get started. I would love to help you plan a day that is full of love and laughter. Let’s see how I can be apart of your day.
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