If you are busy planning your wedding, it can feel overwhelming with the high demand for weddings in 2022. You have so many decisions and variables to consider. I am sure the last thing you want to worry about is an engagement photo session. Here are my 7 reasons why you should consider an engagement session.
#1. Build a relationship with your photographer
The most important reason to do an engagement session is to get to know your photographer and build a relationship with them. When you fully trust your photographer you can create the most beautiful wedding photographs together as a team. It takes time and practice to build trust. When you do an engagement photo session, you get to practice in front of the camera and connect with your photographer, without the stress of the wedding day.
#2. Get comfortable in front of the camera
Engagement sessions can help you feel more relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera on your big day. Because you and your partner have practiced at the engagement photo session, the wedding photos will be more natural and fun! Your wedding photographs will be more successful because you will have confidence from the engagement session.
Another great advantage of booking an engagement session is that your wedding photographer will teach you how to do different poses. Your wedding photos will be more efficient on the day because you will already feel confident in the poses you have learned. You can also discuss the angles that you prefer before the wedding.
#4. Makeup trial
Your engagement session is a fantastic opportunity to schedule your makeup trial in advance of your wedding day. Being professionally photographed softens your look, which means that you can wear a little bit more makeup than usual. Having your makeup trial done for your engagement session will help you see exactly how the makeup photographs. You will feel confident that your makeup will be perfect in your wedding photographs.
#5. Use engagement photos for your wedding
An advantage of doing an engagement photo session is you can use these beautiful images at your wedding. You can use them for social media, your wedding website, save the dates, and sign-in books, to name a few.
#6. Experiment with different looks & locations
One of the best parts of an engagement session is how you can experiment with different looks and locations. You don't have the same time constraints as on your wedding day. Your engagement session is the perfect time to do a photo session on a boat or in an exotic location. You can also experiment with different fashion looks, for example, classic chic, timeless formal, refined casual, or metropolitan dressy.
#7. Celebrate your engagement!
Being engaged is such an exciting time in your life! Engagement sessions capture the moments that tell your story and illustrate the love you share through the images. It is so important that you embrace it!
I include engagement sessions in my Wedding Experience because I believe they are a vital part of the entire process.
There are SO many good reasons to do an engagement session! Will you book an engagement session? Let us know in the comments below!
Happy planning, 2022 brides!
Thanks for reading!