After weddings, our second most popular type of shoot is the engagement session. About 70% of our couples choose to do them and we get quite a few couples who hire us to shoot just an engagement session without having us shoot their wedding. But, there are still quite a few people who don’t understand why engagement sessions are so awesome! So, here are some of my ideas on why couples should opt to do an engagement session:
- You get a bunch of amazing photos of you and your beloved! You’re young, in love, and living a beautiful life – get some photos to reflect that.
- You learn to be photographed. Most of us have never had professional photography done (except maybe at Prom or in a department store portrait studio as little kids). If you are putting out a bunch of cash for a wedding photographer, the engagement session will help you get some practice at working with your photographer. The results of your wedding photography are almost guaranteed to be better.
- Create a collection of images to use for your wedding. I’ve seen engagement photos used for save the dates, newspaper announcements, guest sign in books, canvas displays, table cards, home decor… the list goes on. You can get a lot of bang from these photos
- It’s actually fun (really it is) (no I’m not kidding)
So there you have it! Feel free to ask questions if you like :-)