Most brides-to-be find it stressful choosing their vendors. They fret endlessly trying to choose the perfect florist, hairstylist, make-up artist and baker. The easiest way to deal with this is to request a sample of the cake, to see the floral arrangements and to have your hair and make-up done exactly as it would be on your big day. Unlike the other vendors, when it comes to choosing the wedding photographer, you can’t taste, smell or feel the wedding pictures. An engagement photo shoot is a great way to tackle that problem.
As a professional photo shoot might come with a hefty price tag, there are still many reasons why you should invest in an engagement session. Here are five reasons why.
Reason #1: great way to personalise your wedding
Engagement pictures are a great way to personalise your save-the-date cards and thank you notes, to add some pizzazz to your wedding website and to make your wedding invitation that much more special.
Reason # 2: get to know your photographer
An engagement photo shoot is the best way to get to know your photographer before your wedding day. You get to experience first-hand what it will be like to work with your photographer and you can get a feel of what your wedding portraits will look like.
Reason # 3: get rid of your camera shyness
The most beautiful wedding pictures are those where the couple is relaxed and enjoying the moment. An engagement session is the ideal way to find out whether you will be able to feel at ease with the photographer and get rid of any camera shyness. Besides, it’s a dry run for your wedding day where you can find out which poses and angles are more flattering for you as a couple.
Reason # 4: package deal
Most wedding photographers offer a discount if you book an engagement photo shoot as well. So talk to your photographer about package deals that might be available.
Reason # 5: have fun and let loose!
Never underestimate the importance of liking and bonding with your photographer, however don’t put too much pressure on yourself. An engagement session is a great time to be with your significant other, to let loose and have fun!
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