Here you are, engaged and over the moon! You are so excited to be marrying the person you love and you cannot wait to share the experience with your friends and family. However, some of the most stressful months are to come with planning your wedding. In the midst of all of this, you might ask yourself if you need engagement photos? Continue reading for 5 reasons why you should take engagement photos.
1.) It gives you the opportunity to work with your photographer before your wedding
Most wedding photographers will offer you an engagement session or they will include it in your photography package. This gives you an amazing opportunity to make sure that you and your photographer are on the same page aesthetically! It also gives you and your partner the chance to warm up in front of a camera so that you will be more comfortable on your wedding day!
2.) It allows you to simply enjoy being engaged
Let’s face it, being engaged is awesome! However, the joy is very quickly overtaken by the immense amount of work that goes into planning a wedding. Scheduling an engagement shoot forces you to simply enjoy being engaged. For the duration of that photoshoot, nothing else matters. You simply get to spend quality time with your beloved while also creating stunning photographs!
3.) You can combine your hair and makeup trial with your photoshoot
While you are likely using your engagement photoshoot to work with your photographer before your wedding, this is also an amazing time to try out your hair and makeup before your wedding as well! Schedule your hair and makeup appointment before your photoshoot so you can see not only how you feel but also how your hair and makeup look in photographs!
4.) You will gain perspective on how long photographs take to create
For most couples, their engagement photoshoot is the first time that they are having professional photographs taken of them together. This photoshoot will give you a very useful perspective on just how long it takes to create beautiful photographs. This will then aid you when creating your wedding day timeline as you will have a better idea on how much time to dedicate to photos.
5.) You get to document this part of your relationship
Much in the same way that you hire a photographer so you can look back at your wedding, you also hire your photographer to document this part of your relationship as well. Being able to look back at yourselves in a candid and beautiful setting is an amazing compliment to beautiful wedding photographs.