6 Reasons why Engagement Sessions are a Great Idea

Engagement sessions are an important part of the wedding process, and such a great warm-up to the wedding day. These sessions allow couples to capture unique and memorable photos that they can look back on and treasure for years to come. In addition to providing beautiful and sentimental images, engagement sessions also serve a number of practical purposes.

1. Celebrate

Engagement sessions are a beautiful way to celebrate this exciting time in your life! You said YES, let’s celebrate and commemorate this time. These pictures capture the joy, love, and excitement that you are feeling during this fleeting time in your relationship. Whether you choose to display your engagement pictures in your home or use them for wedding purposes, they will serve as a timeless reminder of this special time in your life. So go ahead and celebrate this exciting time in your life by getting beautiful engagement pictures taken – you won’t regret it!

Engagement sessions

2. A Chance to Get to Know you Better

An engagement session is a great opportunity for your photographer to get to know you better and learn more about your personalities, style, and dynamic as a couple. This not only allows me to take authentic, beautiful pictures that truly reflect who you are, but also helps me capture the best possible images of you both.

During your engagement session, I like to take the time to chat and hear your love story, your vision for your wedding, and any other details that are important to you. This will give your me a better understanding of who you are and what you value, which will come through in the pictures I take.

3. Location

Engagement sessions are a great opportunity for couples to have professional photos taken in a location that is special to them or holds personal significance. Maybe it is where you got engaged, where you shared your first kiss, or maybe it’s a location that you’ve always wanted to go.

If your wedding is taking place in the city, an engagement session can be a great opportunity to have your photos taken in the mountains against a backdrop of stunning, iconic scenery. You may also want to choose a different season for your engagement session in order to add variety to your photo collection and create a different look from your wedding pictures.

4. More Comfortable with your Photographer

Engagement sessions can help couples feel more comfortable with their photographer and in front of the camera. During the session, couples can get to know their photographer and how they work, which can help them feel more at ease on their wedding day. They can also practice posing and working with their photographer, which can help them feel more confident in front of the camera. This can be especially beneficial for couples who are camera shy or who are feeling nervous about being the center of attention on their wedding day. It’s a great warm-up to the wedding day.

5. Save the Date & Website Pictures

Engagement sessions are an excellent opportunity to capture professional photos for a variety of wedding-related purposes, such as Save the Date cards, website pictures, and other materials. While Save the Date cards may not be for everyone, they can be a great way to announce your upcoming wedding and set the tone for the celebration. If you decide to use Save the Date cards, having high-quality, professional photos to include on them can really make them stand out and give your guests a sense of what to expect on your big day. Engagement sessions provide the perfect chance to capture these special images.

There are so many more ways to use your engagement photos throughout your wedding. You can create a custom photo book for guests to sign as they arrive. Blow up your favourite photos to display in your home or at your reception, create a slideshow using some of the images from your engagement session, or even add a photo to your wedding favour.

6. Gorgeous Photos that aren’t in your Wedding Clothes

Engagement sessions are an opportunity to capture some unique and memorable images of yourselves that are not limited to your wedding attire. While having beautiful photos in your wedding attire is certainly wonderful, it is also meaningful to have some photos that show you in a more relaxed and natural setting, doing activities you enjoy together and simply being yourselves. These photos can be more casual and candid, and allow you to showcase your personalities and interests as a couple.

You can find some additional tips on planning for your engagement session here.

Life is Precious, Life is Sweet, let’s Capture it!