Why You Should Do An Engagement Session
When you become engaged it’s easy to get caught up in all the planning for your big day. It's even easier to neglect this very precious time the two of you share. Friends and relations are likely all asking the same question: Have you set the date? Then comes the usual barrage of inquiries about the wedding gown, choice of venue, etc. Somewhere along the way the fact that he asked and you said yes gets lost.
Engagement Session Photos Capture The Sweetness of the Moment
A wedding and engagement photographer can help capture the sweet moments of your engagement so they don't get lost. The beginning of your journey, when it’s just the two of you and the start of your promise, is a very personal time, unlike your wedding day. Your engagement offers the ideal time to record the couple, in all your newness. These are times you don’t want to forget.
There are a few other reasons to plan on an engagement session...
Getting to Know You
An engagement session is a great way to get to know your photographer before your wedding day. Many couples agree that they developed such a rapport with their photographer by having an engagement session they felt very much at ease at the wedding. Likewise, your photographer will learn what works, how you interact with one another, how silly or serious you want to be and what you like or don’t like. An engagement session gives your photographer the insight into your relationship needed to create more personal images which reflect the true nature of you as a couple. Without an engagement session, all this learning has to take place on your wedding day.
The Photos Come in Handy
Your engagement session will produce some adorable images, capturing your carefree, loving, and relaxed side. These will be useful for many reasons:
- Save-the-date cards
- Photo table at your reception
- Photo guest book
- Wedding website
The Perfect “Dry Run”
In addition to getting to know your photographer and becoming more at ease in front of the camera, your engagement shoot will also give you and your photographer a go at a dry run. In other words practice for the main event. There are very few of us who are used to being photographed constantly, but that’s what happens to the bride and groom on their wedding day. You want every image to capture you at your very best. By having an engagement session, you will be able to discern your “good side” and the poses and stances that show you at your best.
A Growing Trend
A new trend that is growing in popularity is having a professional photographer capture the moment the question is popped. Of course, for many couples having a photographer present may seem a bit intrusive, and that’s OK. But for the couple who wants to preserve this precious memory-his nervousness, her excitement, the thrill of the moment-a professional photographer guarantees your once-in-a-lifetime moment will be preserved for generations to come.
To guarantee the very best in your engagement photos you need a photographer who is professional and creative. The right photographer will bring out the very best in you and your beloved, and preserve it for all time. Contact us to schedule your most precious moments!