You've Made It Official...

 

…Now it’s time to pick a photographer and plan your engagement session!

I love spending time getting to know couples before an engagement photography session. It allows me to learn more about them to ensure their photo sessions are exactly what they want and to capture them and their personalities in the best light and expose the love that’s rooted so deep between them. Just a few moments of talking with the couple before a shoot allows me to put their nerves to ease and gives us a chance to get to know each other without the cameras because let’s be honest most of us are not models or really love being in front of the camera anyways (myself included).

An engagement photo session can be an important part of telling your love story along the path from engagement to marriage, and even further down the road. Here’s a couple really important reasons you should plan an engagement session.

Capture the Moment

What an exciting moment it was… your spouse dropped to one knee and you said yes to your best friend and lifelong partner. While it’s a moment you’ll never forget, it’s the love, your personalities and the excitement that a photographer wants to capture in an engagement session. Obviously, it’s not the engagement itself, but that love and excitement is what you can catch in that moment to cherish forever.

Share the Love

Don’t hide your love… share it! Engagement photos are the perfect way to tell your story, announce to the world you’re tying the knot, or use as a wedding save-the-date announcement before you send out your official wedding invitations. They can be printed as photos and given to family members or you can get creative with your announcements or save-the-dates and print the engagement photos on magnets or other creative items that will stand out from the regular mail someone receives daily.

Hopefully this helps if you’re contemplating whether you should or shouldn’t plan an engagement session. It’s just a great way to feel more confident in front of the camera with your wedding photographer. Not only will you get your jitters out and become more confident but you’ll learn how your photographer operates and even better your photographer will get a better idea of your comfort level and your best angles which will result in amazing pictures on your wedding day. Stayed tuned for our next blog for more tips on planning your engagement session!

~Lesley