Do we really need an engagement session?

One of the questions I get most often is, "Do we really need an engagement session?"

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I get it! Maybe you've been together so long that an engagement session isn't quite up your alley. Maybe you had a friend take some photos already, or just feel generally camera shy or self-consious.

But let me give you a few reasons as to why you should consider an engagement session with your wedding photographer.

1. They're Fun!

I promise. Engagement sessions are a fun way to a break from wedding planning and simply celebrate your relationship. You'll get a private hour or two to be with each other with no distractions, since your wedding will be a whirlwind with family and friends. The best part is you can probably make a date out of it by heading out to dinner or your favorite bar afterwards.

2. They don't have to be cheesy.

When you choose your photographer, you're choosing a person that understands your vibe as a couple.  Your engagement photographs should reflect your relationship and the right photographer won't make you do things that don't match who you are.

3. Don't worry about being camera shy!

Really, don't worry about a thing. A good engagement session will make you feel like you're having a great time with your partner. It's all about your relationship and your love for one another, and before you know it you'll feel like the camera isn't even there. 

4. You're beautiful and so is your relationship, seriously.

No matter what you feel you look like, I see the beauty in you and your relationship. Hang back, relax and let your love shine for the camera. 

5. It's a great way to connect with your photographer.

Not being able to have an engagement session because of your schedule or distance doesn't prevent a good photographer from rocking your wedding day. I've photographed plenty of weddings where I didn't meet the couple until the day-of.  

But if you are able, by all means, do it! It's a great way to break the ice with your photographer, and connect a little more with the person that will document 8-12 hours of one of the best days of your life. 

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So do I have you convinced?

Or do you have any questions? Feel free to contact me.