So, if you are reading this as you have just got engaged – a massive congratulations to you both! If you are not engaged yet, do still read on so you know why having an engagement photo shoot is so important, when it does happen.
Here are my top 4 reasons why having an engagement shoot is such a fantastic idea:
1) Hold onto those beautiful engagement memories
Getting engaged is such a beautiful experience. You will have feelings of such love and happiness that you will want to remember those feelings for the rest of your life.
Having an engagement photo shoot will allow you to hold on to those memories forever.
You will have a record of that special time when your partner popped the question.
Let a photographer capture this special time for you and provide you with some beautiful photos – there really is no better way to hold onto those precious memories.
2) You will get to know your wedding photographer
So, you have got engaged and your thoughts are starting to drift to the big day. When planning your wedding, one of the biggest decisions that you will make is choosing your wedding photographer.
When choosing your photographer, you have to do your research to find the right person for you, after all you are looking for someone to carry out a very important job for you.
Find a photographer who can offer you a package which includes an engagement photo shoot, this can often be referred to as a pre-wedding photo shoot. This is such a fantastic way for you to get to know your photographer before your wedding day. You get to know them, they get to know you and your partner. Ultimately, being relaxed and comfortable is a must when it comes to having amazing photos and an engagement shoot really helps with this.
3) You can work out what style of wedding photography will work for you
Okay, so you are engaged and you have made one of the most important decisions – choosing your photographer. One of the next choices you will need to make is what style of photography you want on your wedding day.
Have fun with this and experiment with different styles during the engagement shoot. This will really help you to work out what you like and what works for you. You will be investing a lot in your wedding photos so it is important they are just right!
This preparation means that when it comes to the big day, your wedding photos will be just amazing and so special!
If you are not sure about the different styles of wedding photography, I can help with that, just get in touch and we can discuss further.
4) You will have some beautiful photos to use pre-wedding
You have had your shoot and you have some truly beautiful photos which capture your engagement and your love for each other – fantastic! So, what can you do with the photos? There are so many different ways to use your photos.
You will shout about your engagement from the rooftops – I can assure you of that. Why not share your big news by picking some of your favourite engagement photos and sharing them via social media? What a beautiful way of sharing your wonderful news. When you have set the date for your wedding, it is important to get the date in people’s diaries – select your favourite photos for your ‘save the date’ card.
The photos from your engagement shoot will be quite different to your wedding photos – they can be much less formal and more relaxed. This means that they will complement each other well.
Why not have a photo album that contains both your engagement and wedding photos – that really captures the memories of the whole journey – from the proposal, to saying ‘I do’.
So these are some of the main reasons why an engagement / pre-wedding shoot is such a fantastic thing to do. Really enjoy the wedding preparations and the build up to the big day. Such precious memories that you will want to hold on to forever.