If you’ve been wondering whether or not to take engagement photos before your big day, I’m here to help you settle the debate. Here are my top five reasons why engagement photos are an absolute must.
Reason 1: Take time to enjoy today and celebrate your love with special photos.
Once you get engaged, the planning begins. It’s so easy to become wrapped up in all of the crazy details like wedding venues, florists, music, etc. that you forget to enjoy the most important things; the love that you and your fiancé have for each other and the fact that you will soon be married!
Engagement photos allow you to put a temporary hold on the madness of wedding planning and focus solely on eachother. Enjoying the moment and taking beautiful images that you’ll cherish forever.
Reason 2: Get to know your photographer before your big day.
Let’s be honest, trusting your big day to a stranger you found online can be a little scary. Once you’ve taken the time to sort through your options and find a photographer who you feel will be a good fit, head out for an engagement session!
This will give you the opportunity to get to know the person behind the camera. You’ll learn how to work together and create the amazing photos, almost like a test run for your wedding day!
Reason 3: Get used to being in front of the camera!
Once you’re familiar with the person behind the camera, it’s time to work on being comfortable in front of the camera!
Don’t worry, most people feel a little awkward when we first begin. Someone you’ve just met asks you to hold hands, gaze into each other’s eyes, snuggle up… while they take photos, it’s strange. I totally get it! But it gets easier, I promise.
The better you get to know your photographer, the more comfortable you’ll be in front of the camera.
Reason 4: Time to work on your posing.
If you love taking selfies and already know your angles, I applaud you! If not, your photographer should be able to give you gentle direction on what poses will be the most flattering for you and the best fit for your location.
The poses should be a creative mixture of fun, serious, silly, and anything else that will represent your relationship.
Reason 5: You can use the photos at your wedding.
Engagement photos can be a fun addition to your wedding decor! Photos can be printed and displayed in beautiful frames near your entryway, by the cake, or set around the bar. You could also use an image from your engagement session printed large to create a beautiful signing board!
PS – if you want to share your engagement photos with your family and friends before your big day, use them on your Save the Dates or within the actual Wedding Invitation. And of course, share them on social media!
I love engagement sessions for all the reasons above, if its something your considering then email me to book in!