Congratulations, you are engaged! After you’ve taken the time to enjoy your engagement, sat down to discuss your engagement timeline with your partner, and have booked a venue, it is important to start looking for your wedding photographer. Once you find the perfect photographer, it is important to have an engagement shoot. Most photographers agree and that is why you’ll see an engagement shoot offered as part of their wedding packages.

Here are the top five reasons to book an engagement shoot with your wedding photographer:

1. Get to Know Your Photographer

You’ve probably spent time speaking with your photographer on what you’re looking to get from your wedding photography, but it is important to build a rapport with your photographer before the big day. After all, your wedding photographer will be spending hours with you on your wedding day. Your engagement session is the opportunity to get to know your photographer and how they work.

2. Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera

Most people are really uncomfortable with the idea of being in front of the lens causing them to become awkward when it is time to have their picture taken. An engagement shoot gives you the chance to get in front of the camera and become comfortable with having your picture taken before your wedding day. Couples who have engagement sessions are much more relaxed and natural in front of the camera on their wedding day than those who don’t.

3. Enjoy Your Engagement

Your engagement is an exciting time of transition! Your engagement shoot is a celebration of a step in your relationship and your love for one another. The photos taken are a reminder of this joyful time that you’ll be able to cherish forever. Think of your engagement shoot as a bonding activity that will give you a reason to express yourselves as a couple and enjoy just being together!

4. Have Photos Taken in Non-Wedding Attire

Of course you’ll treasure your wedding portraits forever, but engagement photos allow you to have couples portraits taken in everyday clothing. Engagement photos are versatile and usable in many different ways.

5. Have Pictures for Wedding Purposes

This is usually the first thing that comes to mind for most people when thinking about engagement photography and it’s valid! Engagement photos can be used for many things like save the date cards, thank you cards, your wedding website, your guest book, and so much more. There are so many ways you can benefit from beautiful engagement photos!

Well, here you go! The top 5 reasons to have an engagement shoot! Have I convinced you? I hope so, I love engagement sessions and think every couple should do one!

I would love to help you check engagement photography off your list! Interested in working with me? Click the “Let’s Chat” button below to fill out my contact form. I’ll get back to you asap to discuss plans and help you plan for your shoot!