Congratulations on your engagement! You are no doubt now busy planning the details of your big day, and with everything from venue and invites to flowers and photos filling up your mind, it can be easy to miss this unique and special stage in your lives. The time between getting engaged and your wedding day is filled with love, excitement and joy and getting these feelings captured in a pre-wedding engagement shoot can be almost as exciting as the wedding day itself.
Like many couples, you probably aren’t used to being photographed but there are quite a few benefits of having a pre-wedding shoot (also known as an engagement shoot). Here are 6 reasons you should have an engagement shoot!
Get some lovely photos
As we said above, the madness of wedding planning may mean you don’t have the time to really appreciate the time you spend as an engaged couple. An engagement shoot gives you a chance to spend time together and enjoy being engaged. As a bonus, you’ll have some lovely photos of your engagement to share with family and friends on Facebook or just to put up in your home.
A chance to get creative and relax
An engagement shoot gives you the chance to get some great creative shots that are different from any photos you have had before. Try picking a location that means something to you like the place you met or somewhere that you know has some great opportunities for photos. Why not try creating a theme? If you’re both into baking or love exploring outdoors, try and incorporate that into your shoot for some truly unique and personal shots!
Perfect for save the dates and other wedding decor
You don’t have to limit your shots to Facebook or a photo frame in your house! Many people make use of their engagement shots as part of their wedding stationery or decor like the save the date below! You can find some really creative ways of incorporating your engagement photos into your wedding day!
It’s great practice for the big day
Unless you are a model, you probably aren’t used to being photographed by a professional wedding photographer! There will be plenty of people taking pictures around you on your wedding day, not just the wedding photographer you hired, so getting in some practice working with your photographer will help you capture some lovely memories on your big day without worrying about how you look!
You can get to know your photographer
It can be quite nerve wrecking to pose for photos taken by someone you barely know! Your engagement shoot is a great way for you to get to know your photographer better and find out first hand, their shooting style and how they direct you. This shoot will be very similar to the wedding day so you will know what to expect when the big day comes. Your photographer will be able to give you tons of advice for how to organise taking your photographs on the day, so this is also a chance to discuss how the day will run so you aren’t rushing and missing out important photos.
Your wedding photographer can get to know you
Not only will your engagement shoot be a great way for you to get to know your photographer, but it will also be a great way for your photographer to get to know you and get a feel for how you like to be photographed. They’ll have a chance to chat with you about your wedding plans and find your best sides for lighting and learn the poses and angles that suit you best. All of this will allow your wedding photographer to make your wedding day images more memorable.
Convinced you need an engagement shoot? We include an engagement shoot in our platinum wedding photography package because we believe that a pre-wedding shoot is the perfect way to ensure the you are comfortable being photographed on your day and also give you some amazing shots to use around your home or as part of your wedding!
Still need a wedding photographer for your 2017 wedding? We’re offering 50% off of our normal package prices for bookings in 2017 so get in touch to discuss or take a look at our packages page for more information! https://www.alliancephotography.co.uk/packages/