5 Epic Benefits You Didn't Know Engagement Sessions Will Do For Your Wedding Day!
Are you and your fiance wondering if you should take engagement photos? Will engagement photos be necessary when you have a wedding to plan? In my blog, I will be explaining the 5 different ways my couples benefit from having an engagement session!
Before I begin, I’d like to say that I believe that all of my couples deserve to have professional photos to capture their great love story. We love capturing weddings, but know that engagement sessions are a powerful way to capture photos without having a singular ‘date’ attached to them. Your wedding photos will be irreplaceable, beautiful memories that you can relive throughout your life. Your wedding and your anniversary will be something you will celebrate year after year.
Imagine Your Love Story As a Photo Album
But if you were to imagine your life as a photo album, can you imagine the photographs of your love story, the pictures you will show your children or loved ones beginning and ending with your wedding? What about your happily ever after? What about the Happiest Ever Before? The moments when your hearts began charting a path for the rest of your lives together?
With that in mind, here are five tangible ways that couples benefit from booking their engagement session.
1: It’s the Perfect Time to Celebrate Your Love!
Someone popped a question and someone said yes and that is more than reason enough to celebrate! I want you to set aside any prior understanding you may have about engagement sessions being cheesy: You are in love, you are elated, and you are engaged to be wed with the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with! What better time is there to document your excitement? Let me put it this way, couples do not regret taking engagement photos, they regret not taking them.
2: You Will Have Dazzling Photos in Your Wedding Planning Arsenal!
This is one of the most practical reasons to have an engagement session! You’ll want to have some lovely photos for your announcements, save-the-dates, invitations, and wedding website! Imagine having to scroll through your social media to find your favorite picture together but the lighting is off or the background is messy and distracting and no IG filter can really fix that! Or imagine finding one you would be willing to use but it won’t enlarge or print without being totally pixelated! Professional photos will not only leave you looking and feeling great but they are configured perfectly for what you will be wanting to use them for time and time again!
3: You Will Have the Opportunity to Get To Know Your Photographer
Let me start by saying that I love getting to know my couples and meeting them long before their wedding and even before their engagement session. As far as phone calls and emails can take you nothing can replace meeting your photographer in person and seeing them at work. An engagement session is a great way for you to get to know your photographer.
On the day of your wedding, amongst all of the vendors you have chosen you will be spending most of your time with your photographer! Your photographer is going to be there with you every step of the way from getting ready, your ceremony, formal and candid photos, cutting the cake, etc. This is a great opportunity for you to see first hand how your photographer works and how they will bring your vision to life. There is no need to be shy! Sharing laughs and stories helps us get a better idea of your dynamic as a couple and also makes sure you feel more comfortable and at ease with us on your wedding day!
4: You’ll Become a Pro Before Your Wedding!
You know how they say practice makes perfect? Unless you have experience in professional modeling you might not feel like you can be natural or comfortable in front of the camera. Maybe you don’t know what to do with your arms, or where to look, or the best posture? Imagine not only feeling comfortable but confident in front of the camera!
Your engagement session will be a great way for you to loosen up and break the ice. Being comfortable on the other side of the lens is half the work and your photographer should be there every step of the way. Your photographer will also be able to give you some amazing tips and teach you the lingo so you will become a pro before your wedding!
**Also, you’ll finally learn what to do with you arms :)
5: You’ll get to Have Beautiful, Creative Photos Without the Added Pressure of a Wedding
Your wedding photos will be timeless, beautiful and without a doubt be an important chapter you’ll want to document to relive again and again; So why take engagement photos? Your engagement photos will be a great opportunity to have stunning professional photos taken of you and your fiance without the added stresses of a wedding. Engagement photos also offer beautiful photos in a more natural setting and environment. You won’t want the only professional photos you have to be solely from your wedding day!
One of my favorite parts of the engagement session is it brings so much more value on your wedding day! Because many couples love the epic sunset photos and don’t realize that the sun sets so fast! With your engagement session posing becomes much easier and you will get double, sometimes TRIPLE the amount of stunning photos because posing will be a breeze!