So you might be thinking about booking an engagement shoot but are not sure if it's for you. We get it. Oftentimes engagement shoots are neglected or seen as unnecessary when coming up with a photography budget for your upcoming wedding. This guide will go through 4 reasons why you should book an engagement shoot for your upcoming wedding.
What is an engagement shoot?
First things first, we need to understand what exactly an engagement shoot is? Quite simply, an engagement shoot is a pre-wedding shoot that happens with a couple and wedding photographer where you choose a specific location that is sentimental to you and your partner to take intimate and memorable photos. An engagement shoot can happen anywhere, but most typically take place in a meaningful location to you and your loved one. Whether that be the coffee shop you first met at, an outdoor park, or the restaurant you had your first date in, a good wedding photographer will be able to recreate the passion and love through professionally taken and sentimental photo-shooting. With that said, let us now take a look at a few reasons you may want engagement shoot services from your wedding photographer.
Reason #1 - Getting Comfortable in front of the camera
The first reason you should consider getting an engagement shoot is that an engagement shoot is a great way to get accustomed to being in front of the camera. Many factors influence this comfort. Among the most notable factors is that an engagement shoot allows you to communicate and get to know your wedding photographer on a deeper level. This relationship is critical to establish early on, considering that your photographer will play a major role on your wedding day. Having an engagement shoot can help break the ice and help you clarify any questions or concerns you have before the wedding day regarding your photography. In addition to that, many couples struggle with posing in front of the camera on their wedding day. With that said, an engagement shoot can help you get used to posing in front of the camera with professional direction from your photographer. You can determine what poses feel natural to you and your partner and replicate those poses on your wedding day without the nerves.
Reason #2 - Memorable and Quality Time with Your Significant Other
Another reason to consider booking an engagement shoot is the memorable and quality time you get to spend with your significant other. On the wedding day, lots of family and friends will be present, which may make it difficult to get the one-on-one time you want with your partner. Instead, everything is about you two in an engagement shoot, which can help create a more intimate environment that makes memorable photos. You can also take more quirky pictures and have more fun in an engagement shoot without the stress associated with the big wedding day. All in all, an engagement shoot can be a great way to cherish loving memories for years to come.
Reason #3 - Trial and Error
Another benefit of booking an engagement shoot is that it acts as a trial run to your big day. You can try different poses, outfits, makeup, etc., and see what works and what doesn't. This helps better prepare you for the big wedding day and helps eliminate any doubts or nerves about how you look on camera, making the actual wedding day much more enjoyable and stress-free.
Reason #4 - Different Environments
Lastly, the final benefit of an engagement shoot is that it provides you with a unique and different environment to take memorable photos in. Unlike a wedding where everything is structured, an engagement shoot gives you options to create memories. In addition, you can determine if you want an urban or natural feel to your images and play around with different styles of photography to see what suits you best. Essentially, an engagement shoot provides a great basis for determining a couple's inspiration for fashion, location, and vibe that feels natural and enjoyable to them.
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As a dedicated wedding photographer, I am committed to capturing memories, one photo at a time. So if you are planning an engagement shoot and are looking for a photographer, we have you covered. To book a time to get started, please contact us today, and I would be happy to assist you personally.