An engagement session is a photo shoot that takes place between a couple and their wedding photographer prior to their wedding day. While some couples may see this as a perk in their wedding package (or add on, depending on the photographer), there are many reasons why engagement sessions are important and should be considered an essential part of the wedding planning process.
Here are some reasons why engagement sessions are important:
- Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera:
For most couples, their engagement session will be the first time they have professional photos taken together. This can be a little intimidating at first, but an engagement session is a great opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera before the wedding day. By working with your photographer during the engagement session, you can learn how to feel relaxed in front of the camera.
- Build a Relationship with Your Photographer:
An engagement session is a great opportunity to get to know your wedding photographer better. You can learn their style of photography, how they work, and what to expect on the wedding day. This can help build trust and that relationship between the couple and the photographer, which can result in better photos and a more enjoyable experience on the wedding day.
- Use the Photos for Wedding Details:
Engagement photos are a great way to incorporate your personalities and love story into your wedding day. They can be used for save-the-dates, invitations, guestbooks, and other wedding details. Having a set of professional photos also gives you a chance to showcase your love story in a unique and personal way.
- Practice for Your Wedding Day:
An engagement session is a great practice run for your wedding day. It gives you an opportunity to test out your wedding-day look, see how your outfits and makeup look in photos, and get a sense of how long it takes to get ready. You can also use the photos to help plan your wedding day timeline.
- Capture a Special Time in Your Life:
Finally, an engagement session is an opportunity to capture a special time in your life. Your engagement is a unique and exciting time, and having professional photos to document this time can be a wonderful way to remember it for years to come.