8 Reasons For An Engagement Session | Long Beach Island Photographer
Congratulations!!! You're engaged. You may have found your venue, maybe your florist.... what about your photographer? Some photographers offer complimentary engagement sessions. Being an LBI wedding photographer I always offer them. Why would you need an engagement session when I mean.. you'll have your pictures from your wedding day? Here are 8 reasons for an engagement session.
1. Become accustomed to getting your pictures taken.
Not everyone has had professional pictures taken before. Become familiar with posing so you will be comfortable on your wedding day.
2. Get to know the photographer.
Establishing a relationship with your photographer is key. Make sure you have a similar vision to what your day and wedding timeline will be like. Your photographer can also offer some wedding day advice, whether it be scheduling, referring different vendors, bridesmaid dresses, table decorations, etc. After the engagement session, consultations and ongoing phone calls or emails, I love building friendships with my brides.
3. Let the photographer know you.
The photographer can learn about your personalities and decide what poses are best for you.
4. Save The Dates.
You can use your engagement photos for Save The Dates. These are cute little reminders that a more formal invitation is coming.
5. Wall Art.
You can include two side by side canvases, one of your engagement session and one of your wedding day.
6. Use for your bridal shower.
This is a fun bridal trend! I love seeing the images used as table decorations, or for a signing keepsake.
7. Time for creativity.
This is not to say that there isn’t room for creative wedding photos on your day, but you will have the time to relax and not worry about missing cocktail hour.
8. You can bring your dog.
I mean, they're just as important as relatives.