Why you should book your Engagement Session with your Wedding Photographer
4 Reasons to book engagement sessions with your wedding photographer. Planning your wedding can be very time consuming. The thought of adding one more thing to your list like engagement photos can make you wonder if you should even bother. Well, there are many reasons to schedule one. The benefits of taking the time to do your engagement session can help you especially on your wedding day! As a wedding photographer, I believe that these sessions are a crucial part of your wedding experience. I also believe that you should schedule the session with your wedding photographer. Let me explain.
Your Engagement session may be included in the Wedding Package
Your wedding package may include an engagement session. Memories by Maria Photography includes a complimentary engagement session in my wedding packages. I include engagement sessions in my wedding packages because I feel that it is important to meet and work with each other before your wedding day. The time we spend together helps us become more comfortable with each other. We could meet the day of your wedding but wouldn’t it be less awkward if I felt like a friend photographing one of the biggest days of your life. My goal is to have my couples be completely comfortable with me so that I can serve you the best way I can.
Spending Time Together
One of the most important reasons to book an engagement session with your wedding photographer is spending time together! You will get to know your wedding photographer better. On your wedding day, the photographer is a vendor you hire that will be with you almost the whole day. What if you find out that day that the photographer you hired wasn’t the best fit for you? I am sure that is the last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day. Spending time together before your wedding day allows you to become comfortable with each other and that leads to trust. Trusting your photographer is important, making it one less thing to worry about on your wedding day.
Practicing Before the Wedding Day
Most of the time couples have never worked with a professional photographer before or they may be a different photographer than what they are used to. Every photographer has different posing techniques and posing styles. This time together with your photographer lets you practice before the big day. It also gives the photographer time to interact with the two of you to figure out what poses work best for you. The day of your wedding isn’t the time to try to figure out what is best. I want my couples to already feel comfortable with my poses and my style. This will make the portrait time on your wedding day much easier and quicker since you are familiar with my poses and I know what is best to flatter you.
Let’s you know you made the right choice
What if you are not happy with your engagement photos? Maybe their style just doesn’t fit you or you may not “like” the photographer’s personality this will give you time to address it with your photographer. Most photographers love to hear feedback and it gives them a chance to fix any issue if they can. Maybe you don’t like a certain pose or like how you look in some of the poses. Having the time to talk to your photographer about these issues will be a huge benefit to you. It will prevent disappointment when you see your wedding photos.
4 Reasons to book Engagement sessions with a wedding photographer
A special time
Those are the 4 reasons you should book your engagement session with your wedding photographer. The time you are engaged is such a short and special time in a couple’s story. This time should be captured as you will never be engaged again once you are married! An engagement session also gives you a gallery of beautiful photos to use for your save the dates, wedding decorations or favors.