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Are engagement photos really that important? Yes!!! Engagement photos are important on several levels. First, it gives you and your fiance a chance to become comfortable in front of the camera. Some couples struggle with romantic intimate posing. An engagement session will help you get to know your photographer and vice versa. You and your photographer will learn how you work best together.
You will be in a much more casual setting for engagement photos, and will easily be natural by the time your wedding day rolls around. Your photographer will learn how to best photograph you. He or she will see your good and bad side, your most flattering poses, and the best angles to shoot you from.
Engagement sessions are the perfect way to create images for your wedding sign -in book, sign-in board, Thank You cards, Save-The-Date cards, timeline wedding display and make great wall portraits.
Engagement Shoot Ideas:
A styled shoot, something funky, retro, edgy or a vintage styled shoot.
Where he proposed, capture your love right where it all started.
Doing your favorite activity or enjoying a shared hobby.
Where you first met. What better place than where it all began!
In your home, cooking together, a pajama and popcorn shoot, a relaxed journalistic type shoot. Maybe a cute bedroom shoot having breakfast in bed reading your favorite publication. The options are unlimited!
The fair, fairs are awesome! The lights, colors, and rides make fun hip backdrops.
Downtown shoots are always fun to find out of the way places, or maybe in front of your favorite cafe or brewery.
Wherever you decide to have your shoot discuss it with your photographer and don't be afraid to think outside of the box. Ask your photographer for ideas also.
Above all relax and be yourselves.Be unique and original!