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5 Reasons Why You Should Have an Engagement Shoot

Engagement shoots might seem like a dated tradition, but they really are worthwhile. You might be looking forward to becoming a married couple but don’t let that stop you from appreciating this amazing time in your life. Being engaged really is a really big deal! Here are the top five reasons why you should embrace your engaged status and creating lasting mementos. 

Have an engagement shoot: For Your Wedding Announcement 

It’s great to have an engagement photo for your wedding program, invitations, save-the-date notices and local wedding announcements. You might be happy with a simple Facebook post for all of your friends but remember that your parents may very well still be excited about publishing a formal notice in the local newspaper. Let them show you off a little. A professional pic is perfect for these sorts of announcements!   

Have an engagement shoot: To Get to Know Your Photographer

Professional photographers aren’t cheap. If you’re going to spend the money to get your wedding captured by a pro, you definitely don’t want any surprises. It’s important to meet your photographer before your wedding day so you can talk about what you want. Having an engagement shoot is the perfect time to get to know your photographer and have a rehearsal before your wedding. 

Have an engagement shoot: For Favors 

It might seem cheesy to you but your family and friends really would appreciate a photo of you two. It’s nice to have a formal shoot that isn’t from your wedding. You can add it to a larger album of your wedding photos or just frame the shots for your close friends and family. It’s definitely a major step up from the couple selfies that you normally take!

Have an engagement shoot: Because It’s Free 

When you hire a professional wedding photographer, they will sometimes offer you a range of photo packages. More often than not, they are going to include an engagement photo shoot. Why just let it go to waste? It’s not going to really take you that much time so why not just go out and get it done? If you’re not feeling motivated about the engagement photo shoot, look for some inspiration online. Find a style that suits you and then talk to your photographer about it. Not only will it help you get the exact engagement photos that you want but it will also help you give your wedding photographer a better idea of your style. 

Have an engagement shot: For Your Kids and Future Self 

One of the best things about engagement shoots is that you will end up with photos that really look like you. You won’t be decked out in a wedding dress. You’ll have your everyday make-up on. While that might not seem all that interesting now, it will later! You have probably had some fun looking at old pics of your parents - it’s great to see their old style. Your kids, and your future self, will appreciate your engagement shoot! 

 

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