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Top 5 reasons on why you should have an engagement session

So the one you loved popped the question, and now you are debating on whether or not you should have engagement pictures done. Let me answer that for you: YES! There are a ton of reasons why you should have engagement photos done, but in this blog, I am going to cover the top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session.

  1. Get to know your photographer

You’ve booked your photographer and have seen their images all over social media. And you love them! Take this opportunity to get to know your photographer behind those images and the camera. It takes away that awkwardness of meeting on your wedding day. It also helps the photographer know what the couple likes and dislikes for photos before the big day. It can help the photographer know what poses flatter the couple the most and what they are comfortable with in front of the camera. So when you get the images are delivered you feel completely confident & understand now why the photographer kept saying “omg, this is perfect!” Because it really was perfect.

Top 5 reasons on why you should have an engagement session

2. The perfect time to get rid of those jitters

Photographers hear all the time “We’re so awkward in front of the camera.” But I’m here to tell you that it’s just not true. Well maybe some of it is, but that’s why I am a professional photographer. It’s not every day that you dress up and have a photographer tell you to lean in for a kiss or tell your S/O to whisper in your ear. And that is kind of awkward. You’re right! But I’m here to help you let those walls down and enjoy this time. It’ll also be the perfect time for your hair and makeup trial to see if it’s the look you want on your wedding day! During your session, I may give a few prompts, that seem a little weird, but I promise you that the reaction you give will be true and genuine and down-right-cute. I know standing in front of a camera can be strange, and being told to cuddle up close is even stranger, but the end result always comes out super sweet. I may have you slow dance, or give wild piggyback rides and at the end of the session, all of those jitters will be toast.

3. After your session, you’ll know you can trust your photographer

Now that you’ve run through fields, and danced in the middle of streets, feeling ridiculous, you’ll receive your images and your jaw will drop. Your photographer captured those genuine smiles that you two always share, those big-belly laughs you get when your significant other just can’t stop cracking you up, those soft close up looks when you two are having a romantic evening. They captured the two of you perfectly. And after this, you’ll know that you’ll be able to trust your photographer on your big day. You’ll feel confident in knowing that they will capture the day exactly as it is. And you’ll get to look back on your day and relive it moment by moment.

4. Let you relive this time of your life for years to come

Engagements are just a stage in your life, that will quickly pass by. This is the perfect opportunity to capture this phase in your life. Take this time to capture something that brings you and your S/O closer. Engagement photos don’t have to be perfectly posed, out in the middle of a field. It’s the perfect time to go grab a beer, or play board games at home, maybe visit your favorite coffee shop or a location that holds a special place in your heart; and have your photographer be there to capture your interactions and freeze that moment in time. Maybe you want to go to Colorado where you two took your first vacation, or visit the family farm that you both love to spend your summers at. As much as this is a great time to reflect with your loved one, this is also the perfect time for your photographer to get to know more about you. This is why photographers do what they do. They love love, and capturing your love wherever it may be, makes their heart just as warm and fuzzy. Your engagement session will have a totally different vibe to it than your wedding day. At your wedding, things are usually more peaceful and reserved. So take this time to be all giddy, laugh loud, run through those fields, and just soak in this sweet phase of your life. And then look back at that time in your life and relive it all over again.

Top 5 reasons on why you should have an engagement session

5. Save the Dates/Wedding Decor

Okay, so now that you’re engaged you need to let your peeps know so that they can come and party with you. Engagement sessions are the perfect way to send a little love to your family and friends. They are also perfect to post all over social media, counting down the days until you change your last name! A few excuses I hear often are “One of our family/friends took a few photos for us” or “We are not going to send out Save the Dates.” I can promise you that the experience you will have with a professional will be one that you won’t forget and after meeting you will feel 100% confident in your choice in them for your wedding photographer. And even if you are choosing to not send out save the dates, the reasons listed above can help you understand why engagement photos are more meaningful than just a save the date. Engagement photos also make the perfect decor at your wedding. You can frame them and put them all over the tables, use them for table numbers, or even make the perfect guest book with the images included.

THERE YOU GO! The Top Five Reasons On Why You Should Have An Engagement Session. If you were doubting before did this help change your mind? Engagement sessions are my favorite to photograph because I love meeting couples and getting to know them. My couples and I always have the best time together. If you’d like to see more from a Downtown Saint Louis Engagement session I recently had, keep scrolling (the champagne pop at the end is something you do NOT want to miss). And just look at all of the fun we had together. And all the fun you COULD have if you chose to book an engagement session! ♥

top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
top FIVE reasons why you should have an engagement session
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