I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of engagement photos out there, on Facebook, Instagram, etc. The background is somewhere really pretty and the couple is usually dressed up.
But why is it so common to do it?
There are a lot of benefits of doing an Engagement Session before your wedding day and I wanted to share some of them with you!
Interaction with your photographer(s)
You get to interact with your wedding photographer before the big day and vice versa!
An engagement session lasts for about two hours, and that doesn’t mean we spend two hours looking behind the camera and telling you to pose, nope. That means two hours of chatting, of getting to know each other!
We get to hear your story. It’s important for us we capture your relationship in the most genuine way possible and for that, we need to get to know you a little bit!
Some people are beyond natural in front of the camera, it’s seriously a talent. And some people aren’t. And that’s okay. Your Engagement Session is the perfect practice to how it feels to be photographed before your wedding day.
It’s our job as photographers to make you feel comfortable and try to get you to have fun, even if taking pictures is not your favorite thing in the world!
You get to pick your location, and that’s so fun! We always advise to choose somewhere that’s special to both of you.
For us it was Yosemite. Since I’m from Brazil I’ve visited Stephan a few times before I moved in for good and honestly, Yosemite was the only place that made me feel home. I have an instant sense of happiness every time I get there. So, of course, our pictures would reflect that!
And even if your place isn’t a National Park, even if it’s a coffee shop where you two had your first date and have been going since, it’s special and it makes you happy, and it will show in the pictures.
Use your pictures
I don’t know who had the genius idea first, but you can use your engagement pictures to make Save The Dates or even your wedding invitations!
Another great idea is to use them on a Guest Book album. We had one done for our wedding and love it! Our guests looked through our engagement album and wrote us the sweetest words that we love reading to this day.
And if none of that sounds too appealing to you, just share them away! Post them on your Social Media, use them as a fun countdown to the happiest day of your life!
Engagement Photos might seem like a silly thing but, as photographers, we love them! We get to connect with you and vice versa!
I hope this post helped you understand a little more about the many benefits of doing an Engagement Session, besides taking pretty pictures in pretty places.
Although that’s a pretty good reason too.
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