Updated: Nov 3
“I don’t know if we are doing an engagement session” - Brides Everywhere
Should you or should you not, do an engagement session?
An engagement session is so much more than just photos. If it were just photos, I could see why you could justify skipping it.
5 Reasons to do an Engagement Session
The Time It Takes to Get Comfortable
Your engagement session is like a trial run for your special day. Not everyone feels comfortable in front of the camera, so it allows you to practice. The day of your wedding is not ideal to introduce anything new; you wouldn't try your dress on for the first time or wing your first dance, so why wait to meet and work with your photographer.
Posing Recognition on Your Wedding Day
At an engagement session you’ll learn how to relax, make poses look natural, get past the awkwardness and get into enjoying yourself and your partner. You will find what feels natural to you and looks the best on camera, making your wedding day smooth sailing.
Knowing What You Like and Dislike
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Everyone has specific angles or parts of themselves they don't want photographed, so your photographer may think a photo or pose is gorgeous while you dislike something about it. An engagement session acts as a trial run and allows for fine tuning to ensure you love your wedding photos.
Relationship Building with Your Photographer
An engagement session allows your photographer to get to know you and successfully capture the love and personality; this ensures your unique connection shines through in every photo. Not only do I get to know you, but you also get to know me and together we can build the bond that results in photos you’ll love!
Engagement photos are perfect for invitations, save the dates, holiday cards and of course, to cherish those memories for the lifetime ahead of you.
Tip: You should do your engagement sessions with the photographer for you wedding. Some photographers offer complimentary engagement sessions when booking the wedding.