You are considering whether an engagement photoshoot is worth your time and what you pay for. It’s nice if it is already included in the package. But if it is not, you need some reasons to justify the investment. With this article, I will give you more in-depth about what an engagement photoshoot can give you.
An engagement photoshoot is your first photo trial.
Most people take selfies on a daily basis with their phone. They tell me that although selfie is a fun thing to do, being in front of a camera is a different story that makes them feel so nervous. And this is exactly what will happen on the wedding day. Your photographer won’t use a phone, they use professional cameras. Are you ready for this?
An engagement session is a special occasion that you share with your photographer. You will have a chance to get used to the camera, and to feel comfortable with your photographer. And once this is done, it will make a big difference in how natural you will look in your photos.
It helps you understand your photographer’s working style.
This works only when your wedding photographer and engagement photographer are the same. Every photographer has a different style: directions, poses, etc. It is an advantage to understand the photographer before the wedding. On the engagement session, you have plenty of time to find out what works for you, to give your photographer feedback. Your photographer has a chance to know what you like and what you don’t. This makes everything much easier on the wedding day for both you and your photographer.
It records one of the best times of your life.
You don’t have many things to worry about because you have time to prepare. You are excited and look excited. This will definitely show in your photos. On your wedding day, things might get chaotic and you won’t have the same chance to experience such excitement.
Prints from an engagement session can be used for many things.
Don’t forget the photos for the invitations, guestbook, website, canvas, decor, etc. Make your friends jealous of your brand new photo collection.
Personally, for us, the main reason we did our engagement is that we wanted to make our wedding day as easy and comfortable as possible. That is our most important day. We want to be well-prepared, have fun, and enjoy our day.
If you decide an engagement is a good choice for you, it would be fun to prepare what to bring for your engagement session together.