So you just spent all of your savings on booking your wedding photographer and now he/she is trying to convince you to book an engagement session. There’s more importance to booking an engagement session than just the extra few hundred dollars the photographer is going to pocket.
We look at an engagement shoot as time to build a relationship with our clients. After all, you will spend the entire wedding day with your photographer so it really helps if you feel comfortable and you can be yourself around them.This bond will help the couple let loose and feel relaxed, which is so important when it comes down to pictures. The couple should be able to focus on being with their significant other and not worrying whether or not they are feeling awkward in front of their photographer that they just met. An engagement shoot is also an opportunity to gain the photographer’s trust. This will allow you to stop stressing over whether or not your photographer is doing their job correctly and will help you to better enjoy your wedding day.
Most people haven’t been photographed by a professional before and having a few huge cameras pointed at them on the biggest day of their lives can be kind of scary. The engagement session will get rid of the camera-shy butterflies you are having and make you realize that being a celebrity for the day really isn’t that nerve racking. The photographer will be able to determine how much direction you will be needing and what she/he can do to get you to kick back and have a good time.
Deciding to do your engagement session early is a good tip as well. The earlier the shoot, the more excited you are about your engagement, the more sentimental your photographs will be. Do your engagement session early enough so it will be a fun thing to do, rather than having it become one more thing that has to get done before the wedding day. It’s also a great chance to do a test run on your hair and makeup that you will be choosing for your wedding day. It will give you an opportunity to decide if you like your look in photographs or if you want to change anything about it before the big day comes.
I hope I’ve convinced you that your wedding day photos will be so much better if you take a few hours prior to your big day to do an engagement session. You will be looking at these photos for the rest of your lives.. they might as well be great.