Lots of couples hear about engagement sessions and choose to have one too. But have you ever wondered why engagement sessions are really important? It might be that you’re stressed out due to your wedding planning, and you’re wondering if you need to have an engagement session and why.
The truth is that you do need an engagement session. You see, engagements often pass in the twinkle of an eye. One minute you’re enjoying the euphoria of the proposal, and the next day you’re eyeballs deep in the stress that is wedding planning.
You’ll have to talk to numerous vendors, and soon enough, your wedding day is here and the time is gone. I think you deserve more than that during your engagement, however. Your engagement session can help with this. In the following paragraphs, I talk about how, so grab a seat and come with me on an overview of why engagement sessions are essential.
You Get Quality You Time
This is an important reason why you need to take time out to get your engagement photography done. With all the wedding planning you’re doing, can you remember the last time you and your partner had alone time together? Your engagement couple session can be that time.
It would be best if you had time in the day where you can be playful and bask in each other. It can be a day full of laughter, love, kissing, dancing, and happiness. You both deserve that. Your engagement session is a time that can be used as a pre-wedding activity that you can enjoy together as a couple.
You Get to Know Your Photographer Ahead of Time
Your wedding photography is one of the crucial parts of your wedding. With an engagement session prior, you can get to know your photographer (I hope it’s me). You can also use the opportunity to test the vendors you’ve contracted for your hair and makeup.
You’ll also get a chance to test how well you and your partner connect in front of the camera. You can watch your photographer at work and get images before your wedding day so you can preview what to expect.
Practice Makes Perfect
Many people feel awkward when they’re in front of a professional camera. When was the last time you had your pictures professionally taken? If your answer is during your high school graduation, you might be rusty. With an engagement session, you get a chance to test how it’ll be on your wedding day. Your photographer can also give you tips on the best ways to pose for your photos. This way, you can learn how to show your emotions and be comfortable in front of the camera.
The Photos Are Useful
The images that you get from an engagement session can be used in so many ways. From save the date cards to wedding website images, the possibilities are endless. You can place them around your wedding reception venue as part of the décor. Many couples have been seen to either use enlarged copies of these images or keep them in small frames around their reception. You can also use them to spice up your wedding website if you have one and announce your wedding on social media. With your engagement session, you get professional images of you that you can incorporate into anything related to your wedding. Sweet right?
Ray Photography would love a chance to be a part of your wedding in South Carolina. From your engagement session to your wedding photography, you can have the best images of all your amazing moments. All you have to do is reach out. Contact us today!