You’re engaged! Congrats!
Your head is probably spinning with excitement, to-do lists and all that needs to be planned. An engagement session can seem like just one more thing to do, especially if you’re not stoked about being in front of the camera. But here are four reasons to book your session!
1. You can get to know your wedding photographer.
Your engagement session is a great opportunity to get to know your photographer in a fun, stress-free environment without worrying about the pressure of a timeline. It will give you a chance to get used to the way he or she shoots so you feel totally comfortable and prepared! Your photographer will also get to know who you are as a couple, and how you interact with each other, which will lead to even better photos on your wedding day!
2. You can get comfortable in front of the camera.
Let’s be honest, not everyone loves having their picture taken. I get it! But the key to getting comfortable in front of the lens is practice. You will get used to the way your photographer directs and poses so you can avoid any awkwardness and feel like a total pro on your wedding day!
3. It’s the perfect time for a trial run with your hair and makeup artist.
If you’re hiring a professional hair and makeup artist for your wedding day, this is the perfect opportunity for a trial run! Not only will having a professional do your hair and makeup remove the stress of getting ready and give you a total confidence boost, you can play with different looks to make sure it’s exactly what you want for your wedding. Sometimes what you see in the mirror will look totally different on camera and you can make adjustments if needed.
5. Engagement sessions are fun!
I promise! Your engagement session is an opportunity to laugh, play and just focus on the two of you! Make it personal by choosing a location that is special, include your pets or bring a bottle of champagne to celebrate! You are only engaged for a short period of time, so why not document this special time in your relationship with beautiful photos?