YES! So often I hear “I don’t think we need engagement photos.” Well, I am here to tell you, yes you do!
Engagement photos are the perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer before the big day. You and your spouse-to-be get a preview of how your photographer shoots, what posing styles they go to and most important, how they give direction. It also gives you time to chat more about your upcoming wedding, share details and manage expectations. Grooms also discover that photos are not a form of torture but can, in fact, be fun! 🙂
I find that couples who partake in engagement sessions are much more relaxed on their wedding day because they know exactly what to expect from me. This makes wedding day portraits flow smoothly and take less time.
And bonus! You get a beautiful reminder of that period in your relationship! You can also include the photos in the wedding! I have seen engagement photos used for guest books, table numbers, save the dates and invitations just to name a few.
A little advice? Personalize your session. Do you love the beach? or camping? do you love to get dressed up? Incorporate those things into your session. Also, I always suggest to my clients to do the engagement sessions during a different season than their weddings. That way, your engagement photos have a completely different look than your wedding photos.
Trust me. Get those engagement photos done, you won’t regret it.