With all the stresses of planning your wedding, having an engagement shoot can feel like a bit of an unnecessary indulgence (especially if you’ve been engaged for a while). Here’s a few reasons why you should have one.
You’re (probably) not a model!
You’ve probably never been photographed professionally before, at least not together, so you might think you normally get a little bit awkward in front of the camera. This is perfectly normal! In fact most people are super nervous about being photographed. Having an engagement shoot is great for easing your nerves about being photographed, before your big day (when it really matters).
Get to know your photographer
More often than not you’ll be very familiar with your photographer’s images but not with how they work. If you haven’t seen them in action before this is a great opportunity for you get to know them a bit better, build trust, and gain confidence in them and their ability to help you look good in front of the camera.It’s also a chance for them to get to know you too. Whenever we do an engagement shoot we get to find out what makes our couples laugh, what makes them cringe and how they interact with each other. All of this is so important in helping us create the best portraits we can on the big day.
To have fun!
Yep having your photograph taken can be an enjoyable experience!
This is probably the most important reason. The run up to your wedding day can be stressful and hectic! This is the perfect opportunity for you to step away from all of that and spend some time just enjoying each other. You can be as playful, tactile and loved up as you like, we really won’t mind, in fact we highly encourage this type of behaviour! Think of it as 1-2 hrs spent celebrating your love, and resulting in some gorgeous photos of you both together.