Importance of an engagement session

Should You Take Engagement Photos?

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Why Have an Engagement Session?

Some couples might ask themselves why they should take engagement photos. They may find themselves overwhelmed with planning a wedding and overlook these. They might even opt not to have their engagement photos taken because they figure they will have wedding photos and that should suffice. Perhaps one person cares about them more than the other but has difficulty expressing why.

If you're undecided about engagement photos as an individual or as a couple, this article was intended for you! Below are three key points to consider, and help you figure out if an engagement session is right for you!


If the idea of someone pointing a camera at you seems daunting, then this is the perfect opportunity to get comfortable having your photos taken by a professional prior to your big day! If you don’t have any experience having your photos taken professionally as a couple, you might not want to wait to try it out for the first time on your wedding day.

An engagement session with a knowledgeable photographer is a great way to practice poses, ideas, and boost your confidence. It will also give you a more realistic idea of what your wedding photos will look like. Having the know-how in front of the lens will ease your anxieties, and result in better wedding photos!

Remarkable wedding photos are incredibly important because they will become the only tangible keepsakes that outlast that beautiful day in your lives, and they have the ability to take you back to it. However, engagement sessions have their own unique value, and here’s why:

Engagement photos aren’t about anything else but you. Unlike a wedding day, which has a story-telling nature that chronicles an event, the main focus of your engagement photos is who you are as a couple. You don’t have to worry about timelines, planners, and taking photos with family and friends. You aren’t restricted by a venue’s landscape or wedding attire, you can get more creative with your wardrobe and with the location.


Feeling comfortable with your wedding photographer is a huge plus. Unlike the vendors at your wedding, your photographer will be in communication with you before and after your wedding, not to mention by your side throughout the entire day. Spending time with them before your wedding will give you peace of mind. They won't be strangers to you, you'll get to know them and laugh with them, they will learn what is most important to you and who you are. You'll be able to see the final results of your engagement photos before your wedding, which is the ONLY way to have assurance of what to expect for your wedding photos.

This previous experience with them will help you relax, live in the moment, and enjoy your day stress-free!


In conclusion, if you're having a wedding, you've heard about engagement sessions. Unfortunately, these have often been reduced to hype thanks to social media. You know what I mean: couples who take photos in similar lifetime-like poses and compositions because that's what everyone else is doing. However, finding a photographer that takes interest in creating photos that reflect your personalities is invaluable. Engagement photos have the potential to communicate your love-story in a genuine way. They can provide relief when you want to assure the investment you're making is worth it. They can boost your confidence in front of the camera, and make you feel excited about your wedding photos. The session can deepen your connection with your photographer so you don't feel like a stranger is standing next to you all day on your wedding day. Most importantly, looking back at these photos can deepen your feelings for one-another as a couple.

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