Should I get Engagement Photos?

Engagement photos are relatively new to the world of weddings, but they are a great investment that let you and your fiancé remember this special occasion in your lives. With all the busyness of wedding planning and preparations, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush and forget all these special times during your engagement. Having an engagement session is a wonderful break from all the planning and a great way to begin the excitement of your wedding day.

Emerald Stone Photography has a few reasons why you won’t want to miss out on having some incredible engagement photos taken and commemorating this beautiful milestone in your lives.

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Christine and Charlie picked a beautiful backdrop for their engagement shoot.

1. You’ll Have Photos to Use Before the Wedding

Planning on using the photos in your Save the Dates? In an announcement online or in the newspaper? As a piece of your day-of stationery? Then planning an engagement photo session is right for you.

Engagement photos are great for this reason: you’ll have stunning photos to use both before and after the wedding. While you’re still in the planning stages, it’s best to have these photos on hand to help spread the word about your big day.

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Crushing on Nicole and Brent’s rustic engagement feel!

2. You Can be as Creative as You’d Like

Your engagement photos are a great opportunity to showcase your personality, humor, and creativity. They can be as serious or as lighthearted as you’d like, and they don’t have to necessarily match the style of your wedding stationery. Your engagement photos will stand as a beautiful piece all on their own!

Want to share a sweet moment between you two? Have hysterical props? Be in a memorable location? The sky’s the limit when it comes to your photos. Having professional photos taken is your chance to have fun and show off your personal style.

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Erica of ESP in action!

3. You Get to Connect with your Photographer

Having an engagement shoot is also a fabulous way to get to know your photographer before the wedding. You get a feel for not only their style of photography but how they interact with their clients.

If you don’t feel that spark with a photographer at your engagement session, this might not be the person you want to photograph your big day. Having engagement photos taken beforehand is a great way to delve into this and really get to know who will be filming your wedding day.

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Check out Amy and Mat’s entire engagement session by ESP here!

4. You’ll Have Practice for the Wedding

Ready to strike a pose? Having an engagement session will help you prepare to be in front of the camera, something most of us don’t do on a daily basis.

Because of the intimate nature of engagement and wedding photography, it’s always best to squeeze in a little extra modeling practice under the guidance of a professional. Getting engagement photos taken will help you feel more camera-ready and more prepared to pose on your big day.

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One of our favorite shots from Kayla and Jack’s engagement. Can’t wait to share more!

Thinking about scheduling an engagement session?  Click here to contact Emerald Stone and begin the first step of your wedding photography journey. We can wait to meet you!

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