Are Engagement Sessions are really necessary?
Engagement Photos are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture your love story before marrying the love of your life. Your engagement days are one of the most exciting and happiest moments of your life! There is so much romance, overflowing emotions involved during the days when you are "just engaged". Every couple deserves to celebrate their love! Many years will pass and you'll come across on your joyful memories when you were so young and so in love!
Engagement sessions can be a valuable addition to your wedding photography package, but whether or not they are necessary ultimately depends on your preferences as a couple. Here are some factors I, being a wedding photographer, suggest to consider:
Engagement sessions can be a valuable addition to your wedding photography package, but whether or not they are necessary ultimately depends on your preferences as a couple. Here are some factors to consider:
Getting comfortable in front of the camera:
If you and your partner are not used to being photographed, an engagement session can be a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera. It can help you get to know your photographer and their style, and allow you to practice posing and feeling at ease.
Capturing memories outside of the wedding day:
Your wedding day will go by quickly, and an engagement session provides an opportunity to capture memories outside of the wedding day itself. It can be a fun way to document your relationship and celebrate your engagement.
Personalizing your wedding experience:
An engagement session can be a chance to showcase your personalities and interests as a couple. You can choose a location that is meaningful to you or incorporate props and outfits that represent your relationship.
Creating save-the-dates or other wedding materials:
If you plan on using photos for save-the-date cards, wedding websites, or other materials, having an engagement session can provide you with a variety of high-quality images to choose from.
Engagement Photos will help you build confidence in front of the camera before your wedding day!
You'll learn to enjoy the process of being photographed and it will be so easy to "pose" during your wedding portraits! The more you know each other before your big day, the more amazing you'll feel during the wedding day which means your photos will turn out even more stunning!
You can pick an epic location!
Wedding day has a time restrictions but not your engagement session day! You can pick an incredible location and not worry about getting late with your schedule. There's no pressure of a timeline as during the wedding day which makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable in front of camera.
You can be as creative as you wish!
Wedding photos are usually more formal whereas during your engagement photos you can incorporate a fun theme that can represent your couple in the most natural way.