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Many engaged couples choose to have engagement photos taken with either the photographer they book, a different photographer or even a friend with a camera. I shoot lots of engagement sessions. They are among the most enjoyable photo sessions I do.
There are actually a couple reasons that I feel it is important to shoot an engagement photo session. First, it lets me as a photographer get to know the couple who booked me. Most times, couples book my wedding services without even meeting me. The booking takes place after a phone call or a few emails.
It’s during the engagement session that I get to know what the couple is like and how to best photograph them. And it lets them get to know me as well and how I work.
Another reason for an engagement shoot is obvious – the photos. Couples like to have photos taken of themselves. I’ve had couples tell me that they have never had their pictures taken together.
There are obviously many uses of engagement photos. I’m going to list a few.
Many couples are choosing to send out save the date cards. It’s a way of letting their family and friends know that they are engaged and there is a wedding coming up that they will want to mark on their calendar. The best save the date cards have a photo of the bride and groom, and this photo is generally from their engagement session.
Most couples still use a guest book, but more and more of these books are less traditional in style. Instead of a book with lined pages for guests to write their name, they are often photo books with plenty of white space around the photos for guests to write their names or some well-wishes. These books are lots of fun for guests to look through.
Many couples put their engagement photos on display at their wedding ceremony and reception. Having a nice photo of the engaged couple on display when people walk into the reception venue really personalizes the event for the bride and groom. Beyond displaying at the wedding, engagement photos are great to display at the couple’s residence as well.
Who doesn’t like using photos on their social media pages? Engagement photos are perfect for posting on social media, and your friends will love them. The photos will let everyone know you are engaged.