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Why you should have an engagement session!

Why you should absolutely have an engagement session after you get engaged!

You’re going to be investing, financially and emotionally, into your wedding photography. When it’s all celebrated and done, your photographs will be your lasting memories. And let’s face it, your engagement is just the beginning of this joyous time and is also the perfect way to begin documenting these precious, loving festivities.


You should have an engagement session to celebrate!

They asked. You said yes. It’s time to celebrate! There will be so many things for you to plan and decide on as you embark on this journey, sometimes stressful, but deciding to have an engagement session should not be one of them. Have fun and enjoy this time together, without any pressure.


An engagement session is the perfect way to get to know your photographer!

When choosing between different photographers, you’ll want to see completed image collections and study what’s important to them, that also captures what’s important to you. Look at their work and make sure you love what you see. What they show you is exactly what you can expect for your wedding; so, make sure you love it!

Then, get to know them and make sure you really click. They should help you feel comfortable and relaxed, and excited. This person is going to be with you all day long on your wedding day, so it’s important you find someone you really like being with.


The engagement session is a great time for you to see how the photographer works! 

It’s also a great time for the photographer to see how the two of you interact in front of the camera. In many ways, the engagement session helps to build trust. Once you’ve seen the results of the shoot, which hopefully you’ll love, you’ll relax on your wedding day trusting your photographer’s recommendations and suggestions.


The engagement session will help ease the nerves you and your fiancé may have being in front of the camera.

Unlike on your wedding day, an engagement session is not controlled by a strict timeline. It gives you the opportunity to begin to relax and ease into it all. No pressure, no expectations. Just fun, and hopefully incredible photographs you will cherish the rest of your lives.


An engagement session will provide you with incredible images!

These images are perfect to use for your save-the-date announcements and wedding website, should you decide to have them.


An engagement session is FUN!

This is the perfect time to let your personalities shine! What do you and your fiancé love? Maybe it’s a certain location. Perhaps it’s important that your fur babies be involved. Maybe it includes that favorite bottle of bubbly that was a part of your engagement.



Whatever it is, make it personal, make it you. This time is for celebrating, free of stress, and relishing in your partner, and in your love for one another.

These incredible engagement photos borrowed by the talented Brookelyn Riley Photography


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Following this handy list of to-do’s for the year leading up to your wedding day is sure to keep you on task, on track, and on budget!