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Why Engagement Photos are a Must

August 26, 2022

So you’re engaged and wondering if you should get professional engagement photos taken. Well, you are in the right spot! In this post, I’ll be giving you all the reasons why capturing that big moment in your life is SO important.

You just got engaged and this is a really exciting time in your life. Use this special time to make new memories and capture the magical moments with your soon-to-be spouse! Throughout the wedding planning process, each event is captured, saying yes to the dress, finding the perfect venue, and the bachelorette trip.

Don’t leave out your engagement photos, it’s your love story and the most important part!

Celebrate Your Love

Engagement photos are more than just a fun few photos, they are mile markers in not only your wedding planning process but also your relationship. During your engagement session, you are celebrating and capturing this special life moment. Get your engagement photos taken and use the time to connect with your partner and really cherish this milestone. It’s a great bonding experience and definitely worth it!

Build A Relationship With Your Photographer

Engagement photo sessions are a great way to get to know your photographer. In most cases, people find their wedding photographers online and can have no idea if they mesh well together. Getting engagement photos done allows you to meet your photographer before the big day. It gives you the opportunity to get to know them and build a relationship with them.

Get More Comfortable In Front Of The Camera

Not only do engagement photos allow you to get to know your photographer, but they also give you the chance to see what it feels like being in front of the camera and what it will be like to have all eyes on you. Use this session as a wedding day “test run.”

Most people don’t like being in front of the camera so this will give you the space to get more comfortable. You’ll learn how to pose candidly so that the photos feel natural and are flattering. You will also be able to see what kind of poses and types of photos you will want on your wedding day.

Photos To Use Pre Wedding

Once you have received your engagement photos, there are SO many things you can do with them! You can hang them in your home, make a photo album, or even give them to family members. Plus you can use them during your wedding planning process. Engagement photos are perfect to use for save the dates and it’s also a good idea to add them to your wedding website. Maybe frame some and use it for decorations on your wedding day, or add them to your wedding program. The ways to use them are endless!

I hope you enjoyed this blog on why engagement photos are a must! If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your engagement photos and your wedding click here to contact me. I would love to chat with you!


“Laura Stiles is amazing! She made us feel comfortable on the day of the shoot and it was a blast to spend the day with her as she made it so much fun. She does splendid photos and is a joy to work with. We highly recommend Laura!!!”

– Polly White

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