Yes yes YES! If you are on the fence about whether or not you want an engagement session, the answer is yes! I believe that EVERY couple deserves an engagement session, so I’ve listed four reasons why.
#1 This is an important time in your life
Those constant glances at your left hand, the sparkle as you look at the person you just agreed to spend your life with… there is nothing like the excitement of being engaged (except maybe actually getting married)! But really, you just said yes to a huge life change! Every couple deserves to have those images that they can cherish and see how thrilled they were to embark on this new journey together.
#2 It prepares you for your wedding day
Not only do you get professional pictures as a couple, but it prepares you for your wedding day! I absolutely love engagements with my couples because it gives you a chance to become comfortable in front of my camera. You learn how to be confident and pose in front of the camera without all the stress of the wedding day.
#3 Get to know your photographer
You get a taste of what your wedding day will be like with me as a part of it, including the quirky comments and jokes I make to get those priceless giggles. This is generally where I learn about how the two of you met and more importantly how you fell in love and arrived to the decision that this is it… this is the one!
#4 Spend time with your best friend
So I know that technically you’re about to spend the rest of your life with your fiancé, but wedding planning can be stressful and I’m sure you’re getting pulled in 10 different directions. An engagement session brings the two of you together for an hour or two just to hang out and be with each other. It gives you a moment or two to be reminded of the love that you share and the love that will constantly grow.
If you’re weighing the pros and cons of getting engagement photos, I hope this little perspective from a photographer helps!