Why an engagement photography session?
Engagement photography is becoming more and more popular however, if you find yourself asking ‘Should I have an engagement shoot?’, this is the article for you. You can also Subscribe to receive our handy guide ‘Tips to Make the Most of Your Engagement Shoot’.
Firstly, a massive congratulations to you and your favourite, if you’re reading this you’re most likely in a fluffy cloud of ‘just engaged’ bliss. Saying yes to spending the rest of your life with your significant other is a pretty big deal so soak it up! There are plenty of practical benefits to having an engagement photography session but above all, when are you going to get this moment again? It’s a chance to capture that ‘we said yes’ loved up buzz and the beginning of the ‘Next Chapter’ in your lives together with a relaxed and fun 1-2 hours quality time in one of your favourite locations.
Now for the practical stuff.
#1 Get comfortable having your photo taken
Do you feel apprehensive about having your photo taken? Do you feel like you never get a good photo of yourself, want to run for the hills or freeze up as soon as you see a camera? I can completely relate to that feeling. However, I promise you’ll feel relaxed AND actually enjoy your engagement photography session. I’ll give you the space to connect and guide you if necessary, you’ll shake off those nerves and get some stunning photos together leaving you feeling confident for the big day!
#2 Stunning photos for save the date, official invitations and more!
You’ve most likely got plenty of photos of the two of you together, probably taken on your smart phone, potentially unflattering selfies. Having your photo professionally taken when you’re looking your best, enjoying being together in a stunning location will leave you with photos you can use for save the dates, official invitations, the wedding website, to display at the wedding; on the gift table, in a guest sign-in book or on your walls at home. Why not document your ‘Engagement Chapter’ in an heirloom fine art album you can share with friends and family for a lifetime.
#3 Get to know your wedding photographer
It’s always a good idea to meet the person that will capture one of the most important days in your life. An engagement photography session can be a good chance to give them a test run, see how they work, make sure you feel comfortable with them being at times up close and personal, and of course that you love the photos they produce of you both together. It’s also important that you have the same idea about what you want from your wedding photography and as your photographer will be around for most, if not all of your wedding day it’s good to know you’ll get along.
#4 Let your wedding photographer get to know you
I genuinely want to get to know you and your story, the best bits, the quirks, how you met, what you love most about each other, how many dogs/cats you want to fill your home. The more details the better so don’t be shy. I’ll be capturing your story and the more ‘you’ the better! Why don’t we grab a drink?
Ready to book an engagement session before your wedding day? Get in touch and you’ll get photos you love and know what to expect on the day, meaning more relaxed, more genuine ‘you’ moments for the images that will last a lifetime.