September 10, 2020

Top 5 Reasons To Do Engagement Photos

I am constantly being asked, “Should we book an Engagement Session with you” and “Are Engagement Photos really worth it? Well today we’re covering not only WHY I think Engagement Sessions are a MUST but I’m going to show you why with examples from Nolan and Alyssa’s stunning session.




Even if you’ve been dreaming of having me as your Wedding Photographer (I sure hope that’s the case!), we’re not going to get to spend much alone time together. So instead of an awkward handshake on your BIG day, let’s spend some time together before that. By booking an Engagement Session, you’ll get to meet me, I’ll get to love on you and your partner, and we won’t be strangers. I’ll be squeezing the crap out of you instead of awkwardly exchanging names on your wedding day!

Engagement Photo by Kelsey Spratt




When was the last time you were in front of a camera? And no, your friend’s iPhone on a night out doesn’t count. It was probably when you took school pictures! An Engagement Session gives you a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera. We will work on those relaxed moments, the camera will fade away, and you’ll be completely prepared for your Wedding Photos. 



Having an Engagement Session (and all the incredible photos that come out of it) leave you with so much extra “couple content.” Examples include prints for your home, using an Engagement Photo on your Save the Date or in a guestbook album at your wedding, having a ton of photos for your Wedding Website, and you even have a cute photo for this year’s Holiday Cards! 

Engagement Photo by Kelsey Spratt



An Engagement Session can be as non-traditional as you want it to be! Want to wade through water together? Want to enjoy a picnic during your session? Want to showcase your first home that you’ve decorated and furnished together? We can do ANY of that! But it’s pretty unlikely we’d get to tackle any of those photos on your Wedding Day. Between a timeline to follow, friends and family vying for your attention, and just basking in your newly married energy, your Wedding Day doesn’t leave us with a TON of time to just PLAY! 



Surely you don’t wear a gown or tux daily? If you have an Engagement Session booked, you can wear what speaks to you, bring props that relate to your relationship, and show off a really sweet, unique, fun side as a couple! Show off that rad style, whether that’s chucks and jeans or a dress and heels, you do you!

Ready to book that Engagement Session, yet? Let’s chat!



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