I know some couples are thinking that engagement photos aren’t necessary. They feel they don’t need them, or it’s an extra expense that they don’t need spend money on or simply just don’t like being in front of the camera.
This is why this topic deserves some attention. There’s more value in an engagement session than is talked about.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY
For one, you get to work with your wedding photographer before your big day. Getting to know your wedding photographer, their style, their ability to get you comfortable in front of the camera and their personality is pretty important. Let’s face it, you’ll be spending more time with your photographer on your wedding day than your soon-to-be husband. So, if you vibe with them more like an old friend that’s pretty amazing.
You want a photographer that can do so much more than deliver beautiful images. You want a photographer that understands the importance of capturing all the in-between moments, the moments that can go unnoticed. You want a photographer that can make you feel comfortable and be there for emotional support through those moments on your wedding day.
A GREAT EXCUSE TO DRESS UP
Treating your engagement photos like a date is honestly so much fun. Dressing up, getting your favourite outfits together and making reservations for dinner after your photoshoot is highly recommended.
THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO GET COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA
Coming from experience of being behind the camera and in front of the camera, I can say this is really important. I know it may sound crazy but this will actually ease the anxiety and awkwardness altogether.
Engagement sessions are more relaxed and are meant to be fun. You will also know what to expect from your photographer so that on your wedding you can just focus on your special day. Posing is meant to be effortless, so being comfortable in front of the camera will let your personalities come through so much easier. So, you can look at your engagement photos as a practice run.