March 23, 2018

4 reasons Why You Should Do An Engagement Session

One of the best part of getting married is celebrating your engagement! I love being able to celebrate along side of my clients from photographing the proposal to photographing their weddings! I always get asked all the time “Do I need to do an engagement session” or I get told “A friend offered to do our engagement photos so we do not need more.” Below are 4 reasons to partake in an engagement session with your wedding photographer!

1. I mean no but WHY NOT?!

I include a complimentary engagement session in all of my wedding packages. Doing an engagement session will help relieve any tension or uneasiness with taking photos. Not everyone is comfortable in front or the camera or not everyone likes having their picture taken. There is nothing better than loosening up before the wedding day.

2. It’s not all business

Other than meeting with clients to book their wedding photography coverage with me, I love to get to know my clients in a raw, fun way before the wedding day. Everyone photographs differently and I want to make sure I know you 100% before the wedding day! It’s the little things like, what are your best sides or any of the other little details that I should know.

3. When was the last time you were in front of the camera professionally?

Any time I ask clients this question they tend to say either high school or college graduation photos. Everyone tells me that they are awkward in front of the camera and they have absolutely no idea what to do. My response every time is: “Trust me!!” This is what I do for a living and I love to bring out my clients personalities into the photos. But don’t fret, we will still do some posed photos for parents and grandparents!

4. What you can use the images for

Doing an engagement session can also be helpful for your invites and save the dates. The photos will be consistent wit your wedding photos and can be used to share excitement leading up to your special day! These photos will show your love for each other!


And afterwards it’s an excuse to go out for a date night since you are already dressed up!!


Flowers: Harris Teeter

Dress: Lulu’s

Hair: Honeycomb Hair Artistry / Instagram | Facebook

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