An engagement session is the perfect way to kickstart the relationship with your photographer.

It will allow you to get used to being in front of the camera, calm your nerves before the wedding day and is also a ton of fun! I love to take my couples on extended hikes or other adventures where we can create something beautiful in a relaxed atmosphere. The results are also the perfect addition for wedding invitations and Save the Date cards!  As a photographer, I believe that an engagement session is a crucial step in creating a personal relationship with your photographer.

Familiarize Yourself with Your Photographer's Style:

During your engagement session, you will become familiar with how your photographer works. You will get to know their style, their poses, and how they communicate with you to make sure you get the best photos possible. This is especially important because it will help you feel more comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day.

Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera:

Many people feel nervous or uncomfortable in front of the camera. An engagement session is the perfect opportunity to get comfortable in front of the lens before the wedding day. During the session, your photographer will guide you through different poses and prompts to capture natural and beautiful moments. As you become more comfortable, you will learn to relax, have fun, and enjoy the experience.

Create Beautiful Memories:

Engagement photos are a great way to create beautiful memories of your love story. You can choose a location that is meaningful to you, or that represents your shared interests and hobbies. For example, if you love hiking, we can hike to a scenic overlook for your session. Your engagement photos will be a beautiful reminder of your love story for years to come.

Use the Photos for Wedding-Related Purposes:

Engagement photos are also perfect for wedding-related purposes, such as Save the Dates, invitations, and reception decor. You can choose your favorite images to display at your wedding, on your wedding website, or even create a guestbook for guests to sign.

A Time to Have Fun:

Lastly, an engagement session is just a ton of fun! It's a chance for you to let loose, be yourself, and enjoy the company of your partner. You can dance, laugh, play, and make memories that will last a lifetime. You're only engaged once, so celebrate and enjoy it!

That's it! Booking an engagement session with your wedding photographer is a great way to create a personal relationship and get familiar with their style of work. Not only will it help calm your nerves before the big day, but it will also give you some stunning photos to cherish for years to come. Not to mention, it's a ton of fun! So, if you're still on the fence about booking an engagement session, take the leap and trust that it will be an incredible experience that will benefit you in more ways than one.