There are so many great reasons that you should book an engagement session with your photographer ahead of your big day - here are my top five:
1.) Get to know your photographer.
Outside of your wedding party and new spouse, the person that you are going to be spending the most time with on your wedding day is, you guessed it, your photographer! Seriously, we are basically your paparazzi third wheel for the day (and we love it!) It helps us and you as a couple so much if we have worked together and built a relationship leading into your special day.
2.) Feeling comfortable on camera.
Let's face it - having someone take your photos can sometimes feel awkward. When you book an engagement session it can help warm you up to being in front of the camera. A lot of my clients have told me that before engagements, they haven't had photos taken of them since their senior year of high school! This also lends to building a relationship with your photographer, seeing how they work and getting adjusted to the flow of things.
3.) Saving money.
More often than not, wedding photographers include an engagement session as a complimentary part of their wedding collections. If you choose your wedding photographer before you schedule an engagement session, it might help save you some money!
4.) Easy option for save the dates.
Once you get your photos back - you will be able to use them for the Save the Dates you will send out to your guests. This is a fun way to announce your engagement + get everyone ready for your special date!
5.) Getting creative + savoring this special season.
Engagement photos are a fun time to get creative and plan something fun for your shoot. You can bring props and really make it your own and tell your story as a couple. The engagement honeymoon phase itself is so much fun and it goes by so fast. It is so fun to just be with your partner and freeze this moment in time forever via your engagement photoshoot.