Your engagement is one of the most important things in your life and you want to preserve the memory of that romantic and joyful time. The best way for you and your fiancé to do that is by hiring a professional photographer who will beautifully capture your precious moments before the wedding. Some people think of it as a waste of time and money, but her is 6 good reasons to have your engagement photos taken.
1. You get to know your Photographer
Finding the right wedding photographer is vital and once you have accomplished that, you won’t have to worry about the quality of the pictures. Your wedding photographer can also conduct engagement photo sessions. This will provide you with a chance to get to know your photographer. You’ll be able to spend some time with him/her and it will give you a clear idea whether you feel comfortable with that person or not. It’s important because your photographer will be covering your entire wedding occasion which will involve several intimate moments as well. Also, it will help them understand which poses suit you and how to capture you in the best possible way to save time on your wedding day.
2. You get beautiful photos highlighting this magical time in your life
Every couple has a special spot that means a lot to them. In most of the cases, it’s where they first met, their first date, their favorite bar, hometown, college, movie theatre or just some place where they like to spend time together. Having your engagement images taken at your favorite spot will not only keep its memory alive but will also add value to the pictures. You will also be able to see how competent your photographer is and whether they will cover your wedding in the perfect manner or not.
3. You’ll get used to the Camera
Taking casual pictures with your fiancé once a month is different than spending hours in front of the camera on your wedding day. You’re spending good money to get perfect snapshots of your big day so it’s best to get some practice. Nobody is used to smiling or posing for hours, so having your engagement pictures taken is a good idea to get comfortable in front of the camera. You can try different poses and dress your hair or make-up in different ways to see which one looks best on you. You could even try your wedding dress and get a few images taken to determine some of your best angles.
4. Find your “good side”
Mostly, couples have selfies and a few pictures to remind them where they went and had fun. But these pictures are almost all captured in similar poses so they don’t have that charm and appeal you get from professional shots. When you hire a photographer for your engagement photos and it turns into a fun experience you can rest assured knowing that there is someone with you who will capture your best moments with ease. You and your fiancé should enjoy those romantic moments, laugh, crack jokes, and hold your hands. It’ll be great and touching to see your reflection during the best time of your life.
5. It’s just like having a test shoot
When you get your pictures taken at your engagement, it gives you an idea how you look, how does the make-up look on you and what you like in the photos. You should hire the photographer who is going to photograph your wedding. So, he/she will get an idea about your personalities and will get to know how to photograph you as perfectly as possible. On the day of your engagement photos it’s a great idea to test out the beautician in charge of the hair and make-up for your wedding. A good way to test two birds with one stone.
6. You have beautiful photos you can use forever
There’s a lot you can do with these photos. Most couples like a portrait or a collage hanging at a prominent place in their homes. They can also be given as gifts to each other’s families. They can be printed on the cover of your wedding CD or used to add to the charm to your wedding theme and decorations. Whatever you do, they will be of essence to you, your fiancé, your family and friends.
On your wedding day you will be confident, relaxed and able to fully enjoy the big day. It’s the beginning of a new chapter of your life and with one less thing to be concerned about, the photographer will be able to capture you in your joyous state with glowing faces.