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5 Reasons to Have an Engagement Session


Q: Should you or should you not have an engagement session?


Why: An engagement session is so much more than just photos.

Engagement Session

5 Reasons to Have an Engagement Session

1. The Time It Takes to Get Comfortable

Your engagement session is like a trial run for your special day. Not everyone feels comfortable in front of the camera, so it allows you to practice. The day of your wedding is not an ideal time to introduce anything new; you wouldn’t try your dress on for the first time or wing your first dance, so why wait to meet and work with your photographer?

2. Posing Recognition on Your Wedding Day

At an engagement session, you’ll learn how to relax, make poses look more natural, get past the awkwardness, and get into enjoying yourself and your partner. You will find what feels natural to you and looks the best on camera, making your upcoming wedding day smooth sailing. 

3. Knowing What You Like and Dislike

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Everyone has specific angles or parts of themselves they don’t want to be photographed, so your photographer may think a photo or pose is gorgeous while you dislike something about it. An engagement session acts as a trial run and allows for fine-tuning to ensure you love your wedding photos.

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4. Relationship Building with Your Photographer

An engagement session allows your photographer to get to know you and successfully capture your love and personality; this ensures your unique connection shines through in every photo. Not only does your photographer get to know you, but you also get to know them! Together you can build the bond that results in photos you’ll love.

5. Photo Uses

Engagement photos are perfect for invitations, Save the Dates, holiday cards, and of course, to cherish those memories for the lifetime ahead of you.

Tip: You should have your engagement sessions with the photographer for your wedding. Some photographers offer complimentary engagement sessions when booking the wedding. Check out our engagement session inspiration gallery on Facebook.

Complete Weddings + Events Minneapolis, MN

Want to learn more about Complete Weddings + Events Minneapolis wedding and engagement photographers? Check out our photography page, or read through our blogs. You can also contact us, so we can help you start planning your unforgettable engagement photoshoot. 

Author: Ari Reynolds

Complete Weddings + Events, Minneapolis’ leading provider of event and wedding photography, videography, lighting, day-of coordination,  DJ services & photo booth rental.

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