For many couples, the engagement photo session is often the first step in planning their wedding. However, some couples may choose to spend their money on other vendors. There are so many benefits to having an engagement photo session that make the choice so worth it. Here are just a few of the many reasons why you should have an engagement photoshoot.
1. Use photos for save the date cards
Your engagement photos are a great way to announce your engagement to your friends and family and let your guests know to clear their calendars for your special day. A lot of couples choose to use photos from their engagement session on their save the date cards. There are so many different ways you can incorporate your photos into your save the dates from prints to magnets. These images can also be used at your reception as decorations or even for your guest book.
2. Show off your new bling
With the rise of social media, engagement ring selfies are becoming more and more popular. After the question has been popped, that selfie has to be snapped! Your engagement shoot is another great way to show off your new bling to your friends and family. Your photographer can incorporate your special new ring into your photos in a creative and eye-catching way. Whether you’re wrapping your arms around your fiancé with the focus being on your ring or resting your ring on a bed of flowers, your photographer can capture the beauty of your ring in so many unique ways.
3. Get more comfortable with your photographer
Most newly engaged couples have never been photographed professionally with their significant other prior to their engagement session. This is a great opportunity for you and your fiancé to get more comfortable in front of the camera. It also allows your photographer to get to know you better and for you to get to know your photographer, which will make the photo process a lot easier on your actual wedding day.
4. Bridal hair and makeup trial
Many brides-to-be schedule their hair and makeup trials the morning of their shoot. This is a great way to see how your hair and makeup will look on your big day. A professional makeup artist will also know what photographs best. Why not kill two birds with one stone and knock out your trial and photo session on the same day? These pictures will last a lifetime so it’s important to make sure that everything looks just right!
5. Look back on your special time for years to come
Your engagement is such a short period of your time as a couple. It can be both stressful and exciting planning a wedding, but it also goes by fast. It’s important to cherish this special time with your partner and take a step back from all of the chaos to remember what brought you and your fiancé here. You’ll have these beautiful photos to look at for the rest of your life. They symbolize the beginning of a lifelong journey.
Most importantly, the engagement photo session is a great way to spend time and have fun with your partner. Treat it as a date! This is the perfect way to take a step back from your wedding planning and enjoy this special time with your significant other.