Well, there's a lot of reasons but one of the most important is to:
Choosing the right photographer for your wedding is so important! You want someone whose work you love and you get along with - you will spend a lot of time with your wedding photographer, before and on your actual wedding day! An engagement session also gives you an opportunity to iron out any issues before the big day.
It also helps to get comfortable in front of the camera and work out what works best on you. For most people, having professional photos done isn't an everyday thing. Brides and grooms simply don’t have experience being in front of the camera outside of a quick Instagram pic, and an engagement session is a great way to practice what works best on you!
Even the most natural-looking lifestyle wedding photos are likely highly directed by the photographer. Posing can feel extremely awkward and unnatural, but having an engagement session will allow you to experiment with different ideas before the big day and get a better idea of how your wedding photos will look.
Getting engaged is such an important next step in a relationship but can be overshadowed by the big event. Engagement photos capture a special time in your life when you are madly in love and starting a new chapter in your life, one that should be documented. You’ll never regret having professional photographs to cherish and pass down to your family.
No pressure, no timelines! Hallelujah! Weddings days come with a tight deadlines. Your big day might run behind and there just isn't a lot of extra time. There is also a lot of pressure on the Bride and Groom - this day will never happen again. At the engagement shoot you can relax and have fun, actually enjoy having your photos taken together, just the two of you.
You can tell I am passionate about getting to know my Bride and Groom before the big day. Wedding days go smoother when we have had the time together at an engagement session. And....my sessions are seriously so much fun!! (That's a pinky promise) They are also a great way to test out your Hair and Make up artist!
I'd love to be a part of your journey. If you are seeking an engagement or a wedding photographer, I'd love to hear from you!