"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds."
- The Notebook
Are engagement photos necessary?
While by no means a requirement, there are certainly benefits to scheduling an engagement session (preferably with the photographer who will be shooting your wedding). Here are a few...
- It will help you and your fiancé become more comfortable being natural in front of the camera. After all, most couples have never done a professional photo session together.
- It will help you and your photographer build a more personal relationship and allow you to learn their shooting style. You will spend a lot of time with your photographer on your wedding day. While a consultation is good, an engagement session is even better for getting to know each other.
- It is an opportunity for your photographer to get to know your personalities and see how you and your fiancé interact. This will allow for a more personal experience and more memorable photos on your wedding day.
- You will have some great photos to look at, use on save-the-date cards or programs, or even as decorations at your reception!