An engagement shoot is such a great way for the couple to get to know the feeling of being together, in front of the camera, and working with their photographer. It can be quite nerve-wracking being in front of the camera when you’re not used to it, and the last thing you want to be worrying about on your wedding day is feeling awkward about having a camera around or being photographed, which is why having an engagement shoot is so handy.
Your engagement shoot is the time when you can practice being in front of the camera and relaxing, feeling like you can be yourself with absolutely no pressure on you to be thinking about the rest of your wedding day! It’s a time when you can play around with what kind of photos you like and how you can bring the personality of your relationship into your photos.
It’s also a time when you can get to know your photographer and how they work, as well as giving them a chance to get to know you as a couple, how you interact with each other and what makes you feel at ease and most comfortable. This kind of relationship building is really useful when it comes to your wedding photos, because both your photographer and yourselves will be on the same page about what helps you as a couple to be yourselves in front of the camera.
Another reason to book an engagement shoot is that you get some fun photos to remember this period of being engaged. It is such a special time! It’s a chance for you to get some photos of you guys hanging out and having fun together, which you can use to decorate your home, as well as to add a really lovely personal touch to your wedding decor! Not to mention that your engagement photos are perfect for engagement announcements, personalised save-the-dates, and wedding invitations!