So, your significant other popped the question (or maybe you did), which means your life has shifted from normal to this weird time where everyone only talks about your wedding. You spend way to much time on Pinterest looking at wedding dresses, flowers, donut walls, and thousands of pink bridesmaid dresses. Your coffee table is covered in wedding magazines. Your web browser has 13 new bookmarks from wedding blogs for tips and inspiration. Not to mention the dozens of wedding vendors you need to contact and book before it’s too late. But first, you should get some engagement photos.
Before you get overwhelmed by the hours of researching you’re about to do, take a moment to cherish this time in your relationship. You just got engaged and you’re about to embark on an amazing adventure with the love of your life! You should have photos to celebrate and document that! Whether it’s a couples session, adventure session, pre-wedding session, engagement session, whatever you want to call it! It’s the perfect way to freeze this moment in your lives!
You and your significant other are about to get exceedingly busy with wedding planning. You don’t want to skip over this.
People may have some hesitations on getting engagement photos done. I am here to tell you why I think they’re a great investment!
Having your photo taken is not a naturally occurring event unless you are an actor or a professional model, so you’ll obviously have some apprehensions with having a camera in your face. You most likely have no idea what to expect and I don’t want you to look tense in your wedding photos.
I imagine when people book engagement photos without having experience in front of the camera, they have no idea what to expect.
“We’re so awkward…”
“We don’t know how to pose!”
“What do we do with our hands?”
But hear me out.
If you think you may be awkward in front of the camera but you’ve never actually been in front of a camera before how would you know? Getting engagement photos taken is a perfect way to get comfortable in front of a camera.
You won’t be doing cheesy prom poses or making direct eye contact with the camera. What we will do is have fun and keep things natural and relaxed.
I totally put myself out there and I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself in front of you. I am awkward too! So, be prepared to laugh a lot!
Let’s have fun and get some amazing photos of you and your love!
It gives you a chance to test drive your photographer, per se.
Every time I get an enquiry, my first question is if they’considering engagement photos as well. They’re one of my favourite parts of meeting one of my couples.
It gives you a chance to see how I will photograph you.
Engagement photos also give me a chance to get to know you. So, from the moment we meet, I’ll watch the way you two interact. How you look at each other, watch for little moments, quirks and personalities that make you two special. I want to document your story and the beauty of your relationship.
These photos are always a great way to showcase what we’ve created.
When you get the photos back you’ll realize the photos look awesome, and that there was nothing to be nervous about in the first place.
The whole process will give you more confidence in me and you won’t have to worry about my capturing your wedding day, but instead focus on your love.
Oh, did I mention you get photos?! A whole gallery of images that you can do whatever you want with.
Do you just want digital copies to post on Facebook and Instagram? Or maybe you are going to be ordering an album for your wedding guests to sign.
Maybe you want to send out engagement announcements or save the dates.
Heck, you can even print them off for Christmas gifts!
Basically, engagement photos provide the variety and opportunity for whatever you want!
So, I hope that this has given you a bit more insight into why engagement sessions exist and why you should book your session right away! It can really benefit your wedding day experience and photographs!
Check out some more of my engagement sessions here!
So, you’ve booked your engagement session and want to know how to be more comfortable in front of the camera? Check this out!
And what to wear!