I know that you are crazy busy planning the best day of your life and time is of the essence. You still have so many details to consider, from the seating chart to the order of the wedding party. As busy as you are, I’m sure that an engagement session just doesn’t seem as important. Well, I am here to say that you should not skip on your engagement photos, and here is why:
Getting comfortable in front of a camera lens may not seem as easy once you are faced with a big camera in front of your face. Many people get a little camera shy when someone a professional photographer puts their camera in front of you. Immediately, you and your partner will wear that cheesy smile that we all have when we are nervous. Getting comfortable in front of the camera requires a little bit of patience and guidance. It’s our job as your photographer to get you there. Your photographer will take time to build you up to the point that the two will feel relaxed.
You get to know us (your wedding photographer). Even though we have ons of experience to work on a fast pace wedding day, follow a timeline, change locations on a heartbeat and be a fly on the wall at all times; it really helps that you have established a personal relationship with your us. That way by the time your wedding day comes around, your photographer will know what poses you feel more comfortable in. This trust can translate into more authentic and fun photos on your wedding.
This is also an opportunity to use your makeup and hair trial. Although engagement sessions are more relaxed, it would be a great time to get a glimpse of how your hair and makeup will turn out in images. Most makeup artist will offer brides a free trial before the wedding.
An engagement session is a chance to go on a date and perhaps take a break from all that wedding planning talk. Since you’re already dressed up from the professional picture taking, you can plan on going to your favorite restaurant to enjoy some yummy food and drinks.
So what do I do with my engagement photos now? So glad you asked because there is so much you can do! First, you can add those photos to your wedding website so all your family and friends can see you and your boo. You can create a guest book for your wedding day with all your favorite images. Lastly, you can make “save the date ” cards that can be mailed to all your wedding guests.