Updated: Sep 15, 2020
First off, sorry... I just realized how many times I say “great” in the video. 🤦♀️ Consider it a drinking game. 😂 Anyways...
Engagement photos are an extremely important part of wedding planning that is frequently overlooked! I am here to explain why it's important for you to schedule your own engagement session, from a photographer’s prospective.
1. Test out BEFORE you commit!
Most importantly, you should test-dive before you buy! It is ideal to have your engagement photos done by the photographer you want to photograph your wedding. This allows you the opportunity to experience what it is like to be photographed by this photographer and gives you a better idea if you'll be happy with the final images. Throughout your session you will be able to gauge if you feel comfortable, if you like their ideas, if your personalities mesh well, etc.
If for whatever reason you don’t like how your engagement photos turned out or don't feel the chemistry is there, you can switch photographers before it is too late! There is nothing worse on your wedding day than doubting your choice in photographer.
Or worse, realizing you don’t like their work until after your wedding. This is avoidable—schedule an engagement session and make sure you are confidant in your photographer's abilities!
2. Get comfortable being photographed!
Being photographed all day, especially if you haven’t been photographed before, can be stressful. Knowing what to expect can help you relax and prepare! During your engagement session, we will practice a lot of the same poses/ques that will carry over to your wedding day. You will have a much better understanding of what to do. Not to mention, we will have the opportunity to hang out on a personal level, so we are not strangers on your wedding day!
3. Let your photographer get to know you better!
Photographing you beforehand allows your photographer to learn from your engagement session what makes you smile, what your good angles are, and what not to do on your wedding day. This knowledge allows your photographer to make changes in the moment (pose, lighting, etc.) rather than fixing things in editing. The less editing your photographer needs to do, the faster you get your final images.
4. Create wedding material with your engagement photos!
Using your engagement photos for save-the-dates, sign-in books, table numbers, wall art, etc., is a great way to add personal touch to your wedding day! Your photos can be a unique way to tell your guests how you met, how you got engaged, and/or what y’all plan to do in the future. Get creative and don’t be afraid to ask your photographer for help—that is what they are there for!
Those are the top four reasons you should consider getting your engagement photos done. Not to mention, we will have so much fun planning and taking pictures!
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Your future photographer,