Being engaged to the love of your life is such a unique and exciting time. There is so much to do and so many emotions arise as you plan for your big day AND the next chapter of your life together. As you plan all of the details leading up to your wedding, you might be wondering, “Should we take engagement photos?” Here are some reasons we recommend booking an engagement session that you might not think of:
Most of the time, our wedding photography clients have never been in front of the camera together. We ALWAYS recommend taking engagement photos so that you can get comfortable getting your pictures taken before your wedding day. As your photographer’s, we’ll help you get to know the posing styles that are the most flattering for you as a couple! We will give you prompts for natural smiles and smooth movements. Engagement photos will help teach you to be more comfortable and extra confident in front of the camera.
Another reason why we LOVE when our couples book an engagement session is because it gives all of us a chance to get to know each other better. Engagement sessions allow you to get to know your photographer BEFORE the big day. Your photographer will be able to observe how the two of you interact, learn more about your personalities and love story, and be better prepared to capture your wedding day! After all, your most special day will be SO unique to you as a couple. You’ll be able to chat with your photographer and get to know them better, too, so you can feel like true, good friends by the wedding day! Of course, the posing and prompts will feel way more comfortable for the big day.
As you get more confident in front of the camera and get to know your wedding photographer better, you will have a better idea of what to expect on your wedding day. You’ll be experts on having your photos taken, so you can be worry-free and confident in how your photos will turn out. You’ll feel less stress as you sit back and relax, letting your photographer do their job! Trust us, any way you can have less stress on your wedding day is so worth it!
Chances are, you will only be engaged to this person one time in your life. This makes the engagement period so very special! Take engagement photos to capture and treasure all of the feelings, emotions, and excitement of this unique time period. Take a break from the busy-ness of wedding planning and just enjoy an hour together as an engaged couple. Focus on why you love each other so much and how excited you are to start this next phase! You can even take the opportunity to get really dressed up, or have a date night. Plan your session so that you can take photos somewhere meaningful to the two of you, or incorporate something unique about your relationship. For example, one of the locations for your session could be in front of the restaurant you went to for your first date, or you could bring a bottle of your favorite wine and enjoy a glass together.
We are Jacob and Amanda Rousary— a wedding and engagement photography team based in Chicago, Illinois. We absolutely love taking engagement photos of couples in the Chicago area. If we are your wedding photographers, it gives us a chance to bond and get to know each other. It also helps our clients get comfortable in front of the camera and feel more confident. We’re also a married photo team, so we understand how busy it is being engaged. We highly recommend taking engagement photos as a way to document this unique part of your love story. You won’t regret having photo memories to cherish! If you are looking to book a Chicago engagement photographer, or are looking for someone to capture your wedding day, contact us today to secure your date.
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