When I suggest to wedding couples having an engagement portrait session, sometimes I get a weird look and a reply along the lines of “Why would we want to do that?”
Well, if you find yourself thinking the same thing, here are 10 top reasons to have an engagement session before your big day:
1 – Something to commemorate and remember this time by, because let’s face it, getting engaged is a special occasion!
2 – A chance to be in front of the camera so you’ll know what it feels like on your wedding day (and discover that it’s not as bad as you may think, it’s actually quite fun!)
3 – An opportunity for you to get to spend time with your photographer and get to know them a little better, and vice versa.
4 – To have some professional images of the two of you that can be even more relaxed and fun than your wedding photos.
5 – You get to wear whatever you want (mexican sombreros, rock n roll outfits, your favourite jeans or dress, bare feet)
6 – You can do whatever you want (bring your pet along, have a water fight, go to a theme park, bake a cake together, have a picnic – anything goes!)
7 – You can use locations that mean something to you (eg where you met, or where you got engaged) or just a location that you love (like the beach) that you may not be able to use for photos on your wedding day.
8 – You can use the images to create a beautiful sign-in book for your wedding day.
9 – You can use the images for save-the-date or wedding invitations (see below).
10 – Who cares if you don’t have a reason, it’s just an awesome thing to do! 🙂