AH congratulations – you’re engaged!! Soak up this time as much as you can, and bonus points if you’re considering a long engagement. It’s such an exciting time in your life, and worth enjoying! One of the key ways to celebrate being newly engaged is with an engagement shoot!

Engagement sessions aren’t just great for the photos, hello instagram announcements, but it’s a crucial step in building a relationship with your wedding photographer and getting comfortable in front of the camera.

Here are my top reasons why booking an engagement shoot with your wedding photographer is so important:

  1. Get to know your photographer

An engagement shoot is a great opportunity to get to know your wedding photographer and build a relationship with them. An engagement shoot allows you to get a sense of their style, personality, and work ethic, and gives you a chance to ask questions and provide feedback. This is the next step in building the connection with your photographer, and making sure you’re comfortable with them on your wedding day!

  1. Get comfortable in front of the camera

For many couples, being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking or feel just plain awkward. So the engagement session is a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera, experiment with poses and expressions, and learn what works best for you as a couple. It also takes away some of the nerves about being in front of a camera in the first place, making you more relaxed and confident on your wedding day!

  1. Create meaningful memories

Your engagement shoot is WAY less pressure than your wedding! Its an opportunity to create beautiful, meaningful memories of this special time in your life and really incorporate your personalities. You can customize your engagement session with fun activities, champagne pops, bring your pets, go somewhere you love, etc.

The photos can then be used for save-the-dates, wedding websites, your wedding guestbook, or to display in your home. They will serve as a reminder of the love and excitement you felt leading up to your wedding day!

  1. Enhance your wedding day photos

Engagement photos can also enhance your wedding day photos. By having an engagement shoot, your photographer will have a better understanding of your style and preferences, which will help them capture the moments and details that are most important to you on your wedding day. Plus, you’ll have a set of photos that showcase your love story and can be incorporated into your wedding album.

  1. Have fun!

An engagement shoot is a fun and exciting experience that allows you to connect with your partner and enjoy each other’s company. It’s an opportunity to take a break from wedding planning and simply focus on each other. Plus, with the help of your photographer, you can choose a location and style that reflects your personalities and interests.

All in all, the engagement shoot is an important step in the wedding process so don’t skip it! I believe so strongly in this that I now include engagement sessions in all of my wedding packages. You can reach out about your wedding here or take a peek at my Winnipeg wedding prices first!

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Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba I capture intimate weddings and engagements for sentimental couples.  Timeless images of candid, in-between moments that transport you right back to your wedding day and make you feel ALLL the feels.