Here are a few good points and The Reason We Recommend Having an Engagement session Chicago photos…
Maybe you’re camera shy or feel like engagement photos are an unnecessary waste of time. But the truth is, we always recommend having an engagement session with a professional.
Its your time to celebrate your engagement! The wedding planning can be stressful, but having this day to just celebrate you two as a couple and the excitement of your new engagement alone is worth the session!!
Also this is a great opportunity to become comfortable in front of the camera.
It’s important to get a “test run” before your wedding day where the photos will likely feel more significant. Not everyone feels natural posing in front of a professional photographer—especially when it comes to taking candid or romantic shots with your partner—and an engagement session should feel like practice. By having an engagement session, you’ll learn how to relax, feel at ease and even look less tense and awkward in your real wedding photos. That’s pretty important.
You’ll get to know your photographer.
Establishing a relationship with your photographer before your wedding will make a difference in the outcome of your wedding photos. Its part of the fun process getting to know your Photographer, and they get to see you both as a couple and how you both interact before your big day!!
It’ll give you a chance to reconnect as a couple…
It can be very romantic by having your engagement photos taken at a location that has some significance to the two of you. It could be where you got engaged or had your first date, or it could just be somewhere you like to spend time to enjoy a shared interest. Some locations and things to consider… parks, favorite sports teams, a favorite restaurant or bar, a museum, a car that has meaning to you both, including your pets, or downtown.
Pick a meaningful spot and your images will feel more sentimental to your relationship.
You’ll get to see professional photos of yourselves before the wedding.
The advantage of seeing professional pics before your big day is you can let your photographer know ahead of time if there are shots or angles you don’t care for, and you can point out shots you do like too. Remember, communication is key.
You can have a test run on hair and make up on the same day as your engagement session. This way, you get to see how it looks in photos and can let your stylists know if there’s anything you’d like to change.
We offer square minis that you can display at your reception with your images, along with ordering your save the date. Post them on social media. Its a great way to let your friends know about your upcoming wedding!