Are you confused trying to decide if you should get wedding engagement photos?
Every time you get close to deciding if the photos will be worth the time, money and effort, something happens and you end up back where you started.
Not this time.
Because this time you’re going to be armed with the same tips, tricks and secrets that the professionals know. Today’s post is in collaboration with Los Angeles wedding photographer, Mercy Hasselblad. The most popular question she hears is “Do I really need engagement photos?” And when managing a smaller than “average” budget, couples might ask “Are engagement photos worth it?”
Read these top tips can help you make the best decision for engagement photos:
Tip 1: Consider Your Invitations and Save the Dates.
If you want your photo to be included with your invitations, a really nice, good-quality, romantic photo will make it go a LONG way towards making a good first impression with your guests.
Tip 2: Engagement Sessions Let You Show Off Unique Your Style.
Example: Years later you may find yourself looking back at your engagement photos and thinking “Wow, I love being able to see our love through these photos with just the two of us.” Your personal style and the way you interact as a couple will shine through. Your wedding day pictures will encompass your entire day and all the details, but engagement pictures are a small moment in time you will cherish equally.
Tip 3: Engagement Pictures Can Allow You to Get Creative.
Time constraints on the wedding day don’t always let you go to the park where you met, or the overlook where you like to watch sunsets, or even your house. Engagement pictures are fun because we can go ANYWHERE. You could take a road trip to a national park if you wanted. The options are endless!
Tip 4: An Engagement Session Will Allow You to Get Comfortable for your Wedding.
Along with helping you relax in front of the camera, an engagement session can help you get to know your photographer. Photographers truly enjoy doing engagement sessions with couplesGetting to know you, personal style, and building a relationship with you helps the photographer get the best results on your wedding day. They can be a quiet friend in the background and give you the cues that you responded to during your engagement photos.
So…to engage or not to engage?
Engagement photos are a great way to create memories with your fiancé that will last a lifetime – definitely worth the investment.
They can add to the bottom line of your wedding budget, of course but check with your photographer about special offers or if they are included in their wedding packages. It’s not unusual for engagement sessions to have a special price as they are so fun and a great way to get to know your photographer and for your photographer to get to know you.
Get started now – you’ll be glad you did!
Written by Kasie Harold in collaboration with Mercy Hasselblad.