The Importance of Engagement Photos

Engagement Photo: Kristen Borelli Photography

How E-Sessions Can Change Your Wedding Day

We love how our guest writer, Kristen Borelli, talks about engagement photo sessions and how they can help you relax on your wedding day as well as create lifetime memories!

Engagement Photo: Kristen Borelli Photography
Engagement Photo: Kristen Borelli Photography

“So you just spent all your savings on booking your wedding photographer and now he/she is trying to convince you to book an engagement session. There’s more importance to booking an engagement session than just the extra few hundred dollars the photographer is going to pocket!

Engagement Photo: Kristen Borelli Photography
Engagement Photo: Kristen Borelli Photography

We look at an engagement shoot as time to build a relationship with our clients. After all, you will spend the entire wedding day with your photographer so it really helps if you feel comfortable and you can be yourself around them. The bond will help the couple let loose and feel relaxed, which is so important when it comes down to pictures. The couple should be able to focus on being with their significant other and not worrying whether or not they are feeling awkward in front of their photographer whom they just met. An engagement shoot is also an opportunity for the the photographer to gain the couple’s trust. This will allow you to stop stressing over whether or not your photographer is doing their job correctl and will help you to better enjoy your wedding day.

Most people haven’t been photographed by a professional before and having a few huge cameras pointed at themon the biggest day of their lives can be kind of scary. The engagement session will get rid of the camera-shy butterflies you are having and make you realize that being a celebrity for the day really isn’t that nerve wracking. The photographer will be able to determine how much direction you will be needing and what she’he can do to get you to kick back and have a good time.

Deciding to do your engagement session early is a good tip as well. The earlier the shoot, the more excited you are about your engagement and the more sentimental your photos will be. Do your session early enough so it will be a fun thing to do rather than having it become one more thing on your to do list just before your wedding day. This is also a great chance to do your test run on hair and makeup and see how it will appear in photographs or if you want to change anything before the big day.

I hope I’ve convinced you that your wedding day photos will be so much better if you take a few hours prior to the big day and enjoy an engagement session. You will be looking at these photos the rest of your lives…they might as well be great!