Where are my introverts at?! This one is for you. I know that the thought of photos can be nauseating for many. What do I wear? What do I do? PDA! ? Are you thinking “no thanks!” I get it, but don’t worry I’ve got your back. This is your safe space to get comfortable before your wedding day. Your wedding day is filled with photos, so don’t let your nerves of being photographed get the best of you. I will guide you through what to wear, how to stand, and even how to have that beautiful romantic movie kiss! This is your practice run, so that way come wedding day, your photos will be a walk in the park. So, let’s get into my top 5 reasons to do an engagement session before your wedding day!
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1. Your Chance to Get Comfy In Front of The Lens Before The Wedding!
Just like I stated above, this is your chance to get comfortable in front of the camera! Something that helps with this is getting to know your photographer. Hiring a professional wedding photographer for your wedding is a significant decision, so meeting them and vibing with them is a must, and what better time to do this then during your engagement session? This will also help me in understanding your preferences as well!
2 – Turn Your Engagement Session Into a Date Night Together!
Can I join ya on a date night? Ok, hear me out. You get the chance to get dolled up, plan a super fun engagement session, and then keep the night rolling. Go out for dinner, cocktails and dessert. Talk about how far you’ve come in your relationship, not just what colors your wedding should be. My advice to you is “focus on building your marriage and your wedding day will always be a dream come true”
3 – Let Your Creative Juices Flow & Showcase Your Love Authentically
Think outside the box and let your personality shine! Take the time to think about what makes your love story truly special and incorporate that into your session. Are you high school or college sweethearts? Lets go walk the halls where you first met. Do you love Friday nights at home cuddled with movies and wine? I’ll photograph your engagement session there! Hikes and golden hour not your vibe? That’s ok. Your love is unique and your session should reflect that by doing what you love.
4 – These Are Moment’s Worth Capturing and Remembering
There is more to your engagement than just checking off a task on your wedding to-do list. Your love deserves to be celebrated. A magical proposal and then boom your deep diving into wedding planning. But what about the chapter between? Take the time to pause, reflect, and celebrate where you are at during this time. Time is fleeting, and I want you to look back years down the line and see your engagement photos as a beautiful moment in time, not just a check off the list.
5 – Custom Save The Date’s!
And of course, last but not least, you’ll have some professional photos for your save the dates. I love when couple use their engagement photos for their save the dates. It makes them unique to you and your partner, and your family and friends will LOVE to see you both when they get their invite! Plus, who doesn’t love professional engagement photos to share on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram? This is the perfect opportunity!
So, Are You Ready to Plan Your Engagement Session?!
If you’re ready to start planning your own engagement session, then let’s do it together! And remember, don’t be nervous. This is a time to celebrate you and your fiancé, and I will be here for you every single step of the way! Feel free to learn more about me here. If I sound like the perfect California photographer to capture your sweet love story, then inquire with me here. I can’t wait to hear from you! In the meantime, get inspired for your upcoming engagement session by checking out more engagements on the blog!