5 Reasons to Have an Engagement Shoot

Should I or should I not have an engagement shoot? That is the question. Because it’s true, engagement shoots will cost you. So why should you spend money on a photo shoot? Can’t you just have a friend take some pictures of you and your fiancé with your phone? Well, if you’re on the fence about having an engagement shoot, allow us to sway you with these five reasons.

1. Practice, practice, practice. If you and your partner are uncomfortable posing in front of the camera or feel a bit awkward, there's nothing better than practice before the big day. An engagement shoot is a chance for both of you to have a feel of what it's going to be like on your wedding day, and you can also take note of what works for you and what doesn't. You know what they say, practice makes perfect!

2. Get to know each other. No, not you and your fiancé (you'll hopefully know each other well by then!), but you and your photographer. Maybe you've interviewed with your photographer, maybe you've shared a couple of phone calls, but there's no better way to get to know your photographer than during a photo shoot. Plus, it's also a chance for your photographer to get to know you too. Whilst shooting, you can bounce ideas off each other and figure out what you all like.

3. Nice pics. There's no denying it--if you have your photos done by a professional photographer, they're going to look nice (as compared to your friend taking it with your phone)! Who wouldn't want a nice set of professionally taken photos of the two of you?

4. They're useful too! Now that you have nice pics, you have so many different options for their use. Think greeting cards, or Save the Dates, or wedding decor. And of course, social media profile pictures!

5. Time for you. Amidst all the wedding and work stress and hullabaloo, an engagement shoot can actually be a time for you and your partner to get away from it all, and just focus on you two. Hey, you need time for yourselves too! And you'll definitely have that in an engagement shoot.

 

So what do you think? Still on the fence? No pressure! Just make sure that whatever your decision, you and your fiancé are happy with your choice.

 

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