It is important to take engagement photos once you make it official.
1-As a couple, you perhaps have never been photographed professionally before. Observing how your photographer works, and receiving your images before the wedding will allow you to learn about posing and what angle and light makes you look in your best. You can also let your photographer know ahead of time if there are shots or angles you don't care for.
Remember, communication is key.
Tip: Have your hair and makeup test done on the same day as your engagement session. This way, you get to see how it looks in photos and let your stylists know if there's anything you'd like to change.
2- It gives you opportunity to interview different photographers and try a different one if it is necessary.
It is always better to set a date to get your engagement pictures taken right away so that you're not stressing to get them done when you're well into wedding planning mode. Preferably use the photographer who will also be photographing your wedding for the engagement session.
Establishing a relationship with your photographer long before your wedding will make a difference in the outcome of your wedding images.
Spend about an hour or two getting to know your pro by listening to them, having fun with them and getting photographed all at the same time.
They'll take note of how you interact with each other, your individual personalities and preferences. These mental notes will help capture moments on the wedding day that are unique to just the two of you.
3- Once you see your engagement images and get excited about them, you'll have more confidence in yourselves and in your photographer.
When the time comes to tie the knot, you'll look forward to having your pictures taken instead of dreading the thought of having a camera pointed at you all day. Knowing and liking your photographer is significant in the success of your wedding, and takes the stress away.
4- Once you have your engagement images, there are many things you can do with them. They can be given as gifts to family; parents especially always appreciate photographs of their children. You can also order a small album or a coffee table book, or order a wall collage or portrait to hang in your home. The shots may also be used in your wedding program, invitation save-the-date card or wedding guest book.
You can get even more creative and use your engagement pictures for something like save-the-date magnets or favors.
Whatever you choose to do, go out with your photographer, get creative and have some fun. In the end you're the ones who will benefit the most.
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