A lot of our couples ask us whether it is essential to have an engagement shoot before the wedding.
Here are five reasons why you should not miss out on having your own engagement shoot.
On your wedding day, you spend more time with your photographer than with your spouse or any of your guests. You don’t want the photographer to be a complete stranger!
An engagement shoot is an opportunity to get to know your photographer and to loosen up in front of the camera before the big day. It’s like a trial for your wedding portraits!
Every couple is different, and the engagement session is the time for the photographer to figure that out
It allows me to learn more about your personalities and how the two of you interact, how to make you laugh or smile, and how to make you comfortable as quickly as possible.
Without this session, I would have to figure all this out on the wedding day.
You’ll learn to loosen up in front of the camera. Unless you happen to be professional models, not many couples are naturally at ease in front of the camera.
Engagement sessions increase your confidence and comfort level in front of the camera and allow you to become accustomed to having your photos taken in a relaxed atmosphere.
It give you a chance to practice bring in front of the camera before the big day
When you do an engagement session, you get an entire gallery for you to use in every way you can.
During the planning process, you’ll likely build a wedding website, mail out save-the-dates, design a guest book, print photos for your showers and events, plus share wedding updates on social media, all of which will feature images of you and your partner.
You can give your parents or grandparents a few copies which they will absolutely love and even have some portraits to hang at your home. Whatever you decide to use them for, the possibilities are endless!
Your engagement is arguably one of the happiest times of your life. Engagement photos are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the sense of joy and excitement before marrying the one you love.