Once you get engaged and start looking for wedding photographers, you’ll notice that with most photographers there will be either the option to purchase an engagement session, or more often than not, it’ll be included in your wedding photography package. You might be wondering why? Or should we get engagement photos? What’s the purpose of engagement photos? For Teller of Tales Photography, we believe that engagement photos are incredibly beneficial to the outcome of your wedding photos – that’s why we have included them in all of our wedding photography packages. Here are some main reasons why:
Get To Know Your Photographer
Your photographer will be spending all day with you. They will be right there through all the moments. For most people, this isn’t really natural to have someone that close to them all day. Engagement photos help ease you into this. You’ll get to see how the photographer works, what to expect, and it could help put you at ease for your wedding day. It also helps the photographer get to know you! The photographer can see how you react in certain situations, can learn what you like and what you don’t, and figure out best ways to have you portray natural emotion.
Let’s face it – none of us are models. This is not a natural setting to be in. Most of us aren’t used to having a camera following us, all up in our space. We don’t know how to move, how to act, etc. but that’s ok! Let’s get this out of the way during the engagement photos, so you will feel much better on the wedding day! You’ll find that it’s actually a lot easier than you had thought it would be – your wedding will be even easier!
Celebrate A Chapter Of Your Life
This is such a big moment in your life. It’s an important, wonderful, exciting, scary [insert all the emotions], decision in your life. You are committing to someone, you are expressing your love to someone, you are saying yes to sharing a life with someone. This initial moment is so fleeting. It will pass by so quick. Why wouldn’t you want to document these moments? You can look back on these moments from when it all started years from now. You’ll remember the time, the emotion, the excitement, and everything that goes along with it.
Use The Photos For Your Wedding
You can use your engagement photos for so many different things for your wedding. You can use them for your Save The Dates, Invitations, Wedding Decor, Wedding Slideshows. We’ve seen so many creative things – like custom table center pieces with engagement photos. We’ve seen parents making a secret slideshow for the couple filled with old photos, and their engagement photos, and presenting it at the reception. The possibilities are endless – just tap in to those creative juices.