6 Reasons to do Engagement Photos

6 Reasons to do Engagement Photos

Engagement photos can be a great way to celebrate and commemorate your engagement. But, many newly engaged couples are not sure if they should have engagement photos taken.  Engagement photos can serve several purposes, and below are some of the top reasons to do engagement photos.

It’s an opportunity to build rapport with your photographer

Your photographer will be with you for almost your entire wedding day.  They will witness some very emotional moments on what is possibly the most important day of your life.  So, you really want to have a good relationship with your photographer and feel comfortable around them.  You should hire someone that you like and get along with, but the engagement session allows you to get to know your photographer even more and build a relationship with them.

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It helps you become more comfortable in front of the camera

I photograph a lot of people who don’t like to be photographed.  So, it is really helpful to have some practice in front of the camera before the big day.  I can’t tell you how many people come to me nervous before a session and leave saying that they had fun and that the experience was painless.  So, doing your engagement session is a great way to allay your fears and grow more confident in front of the camera.

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Builds trust in the finished photography

Wedding photography is a big investment, and you don’t know exactly what the end product is going to look like.  So, investing in a photographer is a big leap of faith.  But, when you do an engagement shoot, you will see how you and your fiance look in photos and see a finished product from your photographer.  Once you see the gorgeous portraits of the two of you, you will feel much more at ease with your wedding photographer.

Your engagement photos can be used for wedding details

Engagement photos can be used for wedding announcements / save the dates, your wedding website, thank you cards, and the guest book.  They will make all of these details look personalized and amazing and you’ll be so happy that you have a stock of photos to choose from.

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You’ll have personalized portraits in non-wedding clothes

Engagement photos are very versatile.  They are a great gift for your parents and grandparents and are a great addition to your collection of family photos.  You can also really personalize your engagement photos by choosing a location that expresses your personality or that is significant to both of you.  There are so many gorgeous locations in the Raleigh / Durham area to choose from, so there is something for everyone.

Commemorate a special time in your life

Your engagement is such a special and fleeting time in your life.  You are transitioning from dating to marriage and it is therefore a very poignant time.  Your engagement photos will capture this time of excitement and anticipation.