Engagement sessions are a lot of fun. I highly recommend that you and your fiance do a couples session before your wedding day. I truly feel like the benefits you’ll get from an engagement session are really important. That’s why I include them for no charge in my wedding packages. Here are my reasons why I strongly suggest you have a session and get some awesome engagement photos.
Three Reasons Why Engagement Photos Are Important
It’s most likely your first “family session.”
When you get married, you are essentially creating a brand new family unit. Your engagement session is your very first family session! I think it’s more special when you can take the time to enjoy this special moment in your lives. Weddings are special too, no doubt about that! However, things get so busy on your wedding day and there is a lot going on. While we will definitely get some awesome couples portraits on your wedding day, time is a little more limited. Having your engagement session beforehand is more of a stress free session.
You can have a lot of variety in your images.
Engagement sessions will give you a lot of variety of photos. There are two ways to get more variety in your photos. The first is clothing choice. My engagement sessions are about two hours long so that gives you plenty of time for a few wardrobe changes.
The other way to add variety to your photos is by changing up the location. During your engagement session, you’ll have plenty of time to visit multiple locations in the area. Using my home of Door County, Wisconsin as an example, we can go to many favorite landmarks such as Cave Point County Park, Anderson Dock, Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront, the Coast Guard Station, and so much more.
You’ll have pictures for your “Save the Dates”
It’s super fun to have pictures of you and your fiance on your Save the Date cards you will send out to your guests. Even better is having your engagement session pictures on the cards. We can do fun things like having your two hold a sign with your wedding date and that can be the front of your cards.
In the same way, if you have a website with your wedding information, you can use your engagement photos for that too.
You’ll have better wedding day photos.
Another big benefit of an engagement session is that you will get to work with your photographer before your wedding. This is extremely helpful for learning how to pose. Most couples don’t really know how to pose for their portraits. It’s totally understandable! I had no idea when I got married.
During my engagement sessions with couples, since it’s more of a relaxed time, I have time to go over the basics of posing. It’s not that posing is difficult, but there are a few things to remember. Learning these things during your engagement session means better wedding photos. On your wedding day when I say, “Go in to the V-up” or “Let’s do an open pose” you know exactly what I will mean. Then we can get a great variety of awesome shots on your wedding day in a short period of time.
Book your engagement session today!
Now that you have a few ideas as for why engagement sessions are awesome, book yours today! If you have a wedding photographer, ask him or her about adding engagement photos to your package. If your chosen package includes a complimentary session, take advantage of that!