If you are reading this, that means you are likely freshly engaged to your lover and are at the beginning of the wedding planning stage. Congratulations! Your engagement season of life is SO exciting as you begin to put the pieces together for your forever. There is no better way to celebrate this time in your life than a photoshoot, right!?
This is exactly what an an engagement session is all about. It is an intimate time to celebrate with your favorite person and get professional photos taken all at once!
If you are on the fence about whether or not you are wanting an engagement shoot, below are 4 reasons why you should consider planning one.
Engagement pictures are an opportunity to meet your photographer, get to know them, and get some comfort in front of their camera. Being a photographer, my comfort zone is behind the camera. It can be intimidating for me to be in front of the lens even if someone I am super close to is taking pictures of me for the first time.
I do not want you to experience any of this tension on your wedding day when it comes to pictures. Negate this awkwardness by getting engagement pictures to learn your best angles and how I like you both to pose. This will save time and stress on your wedding day because you both will already know exactly what to do. When the big day comes, you will have practiced what to do and feel like professionals in front of my camera!
Not only does this provide you a peace of mind for your wedding day, it also gives us an opportunity to get to know one another. You are investing in me, and the best way to make sure you are getting everything you paid for is by being comfortable in front of my camera! We can cut out all the awkwardness and get right to the important shots on your wedding day, if we have been able to get to work together prior for your engagement session.
Your wedding day will provide you with hundreds of professional images, however, you will be dressed in wedding attire most of the day. Engagement pictures provide you professional images in your everyday clothes that you get to keep an share forever!
These pictures have endless uses. You can print them to hang inside your house or give them to friends and family as gifts. They are always yours to post online for important days like birthdays or special occasions. My two favorite uses of engagement pictures are for save the dates and your wedding guest book! There are tons of ways to use these professional images, and you will be glad to have pictures of you and your spouse outside of your wedding to share forever.
Engagement pictures give you a small break from your busy schedule and the hustle of wedding planning. This is a perfect opportunity to get all dressed up, take pictures, and make it a date night! The session itself is fun and intimate because you cuddle up, smile, and spend quality time with one another. Afterwards, you both still look freshly done up, and you can take this time to go out to dinner! The entire experience gives you both a break from life to focus on each other.
These pictures are a great time for you both to express your personalities. If you have a park that means a lot to you, or you work at a really cool location (like maybe an orange grove!), these pictures allow you to showcase what you are passionate about! You can also make them fun by adding in parts of your life that matter to you, like your pet!
There is no timeline for this one-hour session like there will be on your wedding day. You have no obligations or things you have to do during engagement pictures. Engagement pictures act as a stress-free experience to spend and enjoy with your fiancé.
The season of your life that you spend engaged to your future spouse is a huge milestone. You both deserve to celebrate and remember this transitional period between dating and marriage. After all, this time in your life matters just as much as your wedding day! Capture the short and fleeting time that is your engagement and book this session for this memory to be photographed.
Get ready for one of the most fun parts of this time in your life and book your engagement shoot now.
I am SO happy that you are here! If you are new here, I am Wedding and Portrait photographer based out of Jacksonville, Florida. I love documenting love stories and here you will find lots of them while also coming across portrait sessions and wedding tips. So please, sit back, kick your feet up, and stay a while!