Should You Have Engagement Photos?

Here’s Why An Engagement Session Can Help You Relax on Your Wedding Day…

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life, but it can also be one of the most stressful… if you let it. But don’t worry! Here’s the perfect tip to help create a relaxed and stress-free wedding day. Our # 1 tip? Do the engagement photo session! Find out how your engagement photos can help you feel more relaxed on your wedding…

As you likely know by now, there are so many details to plan and so many things to coordinate. Plus, you know there’s the added pressure of being the center of attention on your wedding day.

While it’s natural to feel a little nervous or anxious on your wedding, there are steps you can take to help alleviate some of that stress. One of those steps is to have engagement photos done with your wedding photographer before the big day.

While it's natural to feel a little nervous on your wedding day, there are steps you can take to help alleviate some of that stress.  Find out how an engagement session can help you feel more relaxed on your wedding day...

Get to Know Your Photographer

An engagement session is the perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer and build a genuine relationship with them. When you’re comfortable with your photographer, you’ll feel more at ease when you’re in front of the camera. You’ll be spending most of your day with your photographer on your wedding. So, it’s important to have a good relationship with them. During your engagement session, you can talk to your photographer about any preferences and visions you might have for your photos.

Have Fun & Relax in Front of the Camera

MOST people feel a little nervous or self-conscious in front of the camera, especially if they’re not used to being photographed. An engagement session is literally the best way to get used to the feeling of being in front of the lens.

Your photographer will give you guidance and prompts to help create those natural feeling moments and emotions that you want to see in your photos. It’s not so much about posing, but it’s about inviting real connection and real moments into your day and your photos. By the time your wedding day arrives, you’ll feel much more comfortable in front of the camera. As a result, you’re going truly look more natural and relaxed in your photos.

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Build Trust with Your Photographer with Engagement Photos

Building trust with your photographer is key to feeling relaxed on your wedding day. When you trust your photographer, you’ll be more likely to let go of any worries or anxieties and truly enjoy each moment. During your engagement session, you can get to know how your photographer interacts with you. You’ll also have first hand experience with their photography style and how they work. This will help build that trust. You’ll be able to communicate with them about your preferences and any concerns or ideas you might have.

Enjoy the Moment

Ultimately, an engagement session can help you feel more relaxed on your wedding day by giving you the opportunity to enjoy the moment. When you’re comfortable with your photographer and confident in your ability to feel good in front of the camera, you can focus on enjoying your wedding.

You won’t be worrying about the photos. You know your photographer will do an amazing job. You’ll be able to savour each moment, from getting ready with your wedding party, to walking down the aisle, to dancing the night away – you want to enjoy all of it!

Personalized Save-the-Dates & More

Many couples use their engagement photos to create personalized save-the-date cards and guest books. By having an engagement session before your wedding, you’ll have plenty of photos to choose from. You can select the ones that best capture your personalities and your story. Personalized save-the-date cards and guest books add a special touch to your wedding. They’re also a great way to share your love story with your guests.

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Use Engagement Photos for Wedding Decor & Gifts

In addition to cards and guest books, engagement photos can also be used for wedding decor and gifts. You can create a photo wall or display at your wedding reception. Photo displays are often used at the entrance of the venue to welcome your guests into the space. You can also give framed photos as gifts to your parents or other family members. By having an engagement session, you’ll have a variety of beautiful photos to choose from that can be used in a variety of ways. And hey, why not spruce up your walls at home with photos you really love!

Engagement Photos for your Wedding Website

A wedding website is an excellent tool for couples to communicate important information to their guests. It can provide details about the ceremony and reception, as well as information about travel, accommodations, gift registries and more. It also allows couples to share their love story, showcase photos, and introduce the wedding party.

A wedding website can save time and money by allowing couples to manage RSVPs and streamline communication with guests. It can also serve as a way for guests to get excited about the wedding and feel connected to the couple. Wedding websites like Minted (among many others) have both free and paid easy and ready-to-use template options.

An engagement session is a valuable investment that can help you feel more relaxed on your wedding day. By getting to know your photographer, practicing relaxing in front of the camera, building trust, and ultimately enjoying the moment, you’ll be able to look back on your wedding day with joy and fond memories.

Overall, investing in engagement photos is worthwhile for couples who want to capture and celebrate their love in a beautiful and meaningful way.

Ready for more? Check out the previous blog post for 10 locations ideas in Winnipeg for your engagement photos. Or, head over to the website to see even more gallery examples from sessions with past clients!

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