So you just got engaged… CONGRATS!!! What an exciting time in your lives!! So much to think about… where will you have your wedding? How many guests will you invite? Where will you go on your honeymoon (the most important one right? Ha!)???? With all the planning that’s about to take place, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. One thing I really can’t stress enough is the importance of booking an engagement session. Here are my top 3 reasons why I feel so strongly about engagement sessions!
To get more comfortable in front of the camera
Whether you enjoy being in the spotlight or not, you’re going to be the center of attention on your wedding day! It can be a little intimidating to have your picture taken, for hours upon hours. You want to look your best, and not feel awkward in your wedding photos but most couples haven’t taken professional photos together. An engagement session will help you understand the photography process and learn how things will go on your wedding day. Consider it a dress rehearsal – without your actual wedding dress! An engagement session will also help your photographer learn more about you and your fiancé before your big day, and vice versa! The more comfortable you are, the more relaxed your day will be!
To get to know your wedding photographer
Your wedding photographer is one of the most important people you’ll hire. The images they capture on your wedding day will live with you forever and will be shared with family and loved ones for years to come. Once you’ve chosen a photographer, it’s important to get to know them and feel comfortable around them. And an engagement session is the perfect way to break the ice. You can laugh and joke around, tell funny stories, let them see the true you. It will only help them capture a true representation of you both on your wedding day!
To enjoy this time together
Many couples look at an engagement as the time where they plan their wedding, which is true, but it’s also a time to celebrate your love. You’ve officially decided to spend the rest of your lives together, which calls for a celebration in and of itself! One with just you and the love of your life – captured by a professional photographer. With all the stress that comes along with planning a wedding, this is your time to relax and have some fun with each other. Be affectionate & playful with one another. Do something you love doing together as a couple. Have a picnic, go for a walk in the woods, hit the beach! Capture the love you have for one another at this very time in your lives.
If you’ve recently gotten engaged and are looking for an engagement/wedding photographer, contact me today! I’d love to chat with you about your wedding and my photography services!