Three Reasons You Should Schedule an Engagement Shoot

So you are starting the wedding planning process.  You found your venue, you chose your wedding party, and you hired your photographer.  The engagement shoot is coming up, and you know you need amazing images for your save the dates, and probably your guest book as well. But with all the stress of wedding planning, you haven't really given much thought to your engagement shoot.  I think you should - and here are three reasons why!

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1: Date Night & Snuggles

The engagement shoot is supposed to be fun!  Think of it like a date night.  You'll be all dressed up, so take the opportunity to treat yourselves to a night out on the town when you're done with the shoot.  During the session, you'll get to snuggle, hug, laugh, and kiss, and it'll be a good time.

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2: Unique & Creative Portraits

You've also probably never had professional images taken of the two of you before, so it is something new, and a chance to get people excited about your wedding!  You can dress in your wedding colors, or do something completely different.  Many times, I have people that want to have an urban vibe to their engagement shoot, because their wedding images will be more nature oriented.  Either way, this is the opportunity to show off your personalities, and what you like to do together.


3: Get Comfortable with Your Photographer

During your engagement shoot, you're also doing a dress rehearsal of what your formal portraits will be like during your wedding.  You get to learn first-hand how you photographer works, poses, and likes to do things, and you can form a better relationship with them.  By the time your wedding comes around, you won't feel awkward at all in front of the camera, since you've done it before!

So schedule your engagement shoot, and have fun!

Thanks for reading,