Why Engagement Photos with Your Wedding Photographer is a Must

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It’s common for wedding photographers to offer engagement sessions either as part of their offerings or as an add-on. Either way, having engagement photos taken with your wedding photographer is a must, and here is why.

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1. It helps you to feel more comfortable in front of the camera.

We are all naturally camera-shy, and unless you are a professional model, you’ll likely feel a little awkward in front of the camera. Having an engagement session with your wedding photographer allows you to practice being photographed before your big celebration.

Don’t wait until it’s time for your close up on your wedding day to learn how to be comfortable in front of the camera. This early practice is a must so that you feel ready to rock and roll come your wedding day.

2. It’s a great time to bond with your photographer

I know this one might seem a little silly, but hear me out. Having a connection with your photographer is so important for your wedding day. Your photographer is one of the more intimate vendors of your celebration. No one else is there from the time you are putting on your shoes in the morning to the time you are kicking them off on the dance floor at night.

Being able to know, like, and trust your photographer can really enhance your wedding experience. That’s why getting to know each other better during an engagement session is such a great idea.

3. It allows you to preview what your wedding photos will be like

I’m sure you are searched your photographer’s Instagram and website high and low, but nothing can quite prepare you for exactly how you’ll look on camera like seeing it first during your engagement session.

Every photographer has a slightly different artistic eye and may photograph you differently than you’ve ever been photographed before. Getting these engagement photos back lets you see exactly how you might be photographed on the wedding day and allows you to make any necessary changes beforehand.

4. It allows you to have artistic images for your Save The Dates & wedding gift table decor

One of the best parts of having an engagement session with your wedding photographer is all the gorgeous photos you’ll get back! Couples will usually utilize these for their Save the Date cards prior to the wedding. Come wedding day, their photos are also often used to decorate their wedding gift table or use for their sign-in book.

Having an engagement photo session with your wedding photographer can give you the extra peace of mind that you’re truly will be well taken care of on your wedding day. And who wouldn’t want that?

Engagement Photos With Your Wedding Photographer


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