Planning a wedding is no small feat. From picking the perfect venue to finding the right dress, there are a million and one details to take care of. And while your wedding day is sure to be beautiful, the months (and sometimes years) leading up to it can be stressful. That's why I believe that an engagement session with your wedding photographer is so important. Not only is it a great way to get to know your photographer and ensure that you're comfortable working with them, but it's also a wonderful opportunity to have some beautiful photos taken before your big day. Here are just a few of the benefits of doing an engagement session with your wedding photographer. All of these reasons are why I include them in all my wedding packages!
Relax and Get Comfortable
One of the best things about doing an engagement session is that it gives you a chance to relax and get comfortable in front of the camera. By the time your wedding day rolls around, you'll be a pro at posing and won't have any qualms about being in front of the lens. This comfort will come through in your photos, making them look natural and effortless.
Get to Know Your Photographer
Engagement sessions give you the opportunity to get to know your photographer before the big day. This is important because you want someone who makes you feel comfortable and relaxed during your wedding photos so that they turn out exactly the way you envision them. During the engagement session, you can have fun and get used to being in front of the camera while also developing a rapport with your photographer so that on your wedding day, it will feel like taking photos with an old friend!
Capture Your Love Story
Your engagement session is also a chance to capture your love story. These photos will be cherished for years to come, so why not use them as an opportunity to show off how much you two love each other? Whether you choose to do a traditional shoot or something more unique that reflects your personalities, these photos will serve as a beautiful reminder of this special time in your lives.
Beautiful Decorations & Gifts
Engagement sessions also provide gorgeous images that make perfect decorations or gifts for upcoming weddings. From framed prints to canvas wraps, wall art, or even a photo album showcasing all your most beloved engagement memories, these items make excellent gifts for family members or simply decorations around your house to remind you of how much love exists between two people. Engagement sessions are often used as part of a couple’s “Save The Date” cards or other wedding stationery. Getting stunning pictures from an engagement session is a great way to start off announcing all the details about your upcoming special day! You can also use parts of the photos from the session in different ways throughout your wedding décor like having them printed on custom napkins or mugs as favors for guests. The options are endless when it comes to finding creative uses for those beautiful photographs taken at your engagement session!
Engagement sessions are more than just taking photos; they’re about creating lasting memories between two people in love. When done right, these photographs will capture every emotion felt between two individuals on their special day and serve as reminders of how strong their bond is now and always will be.