En­gag­ing por­traits

Com­mem­o­rate be­trothal with photo ses­sion

The Republican Herald - - WEDDING GUIDE -

Dur­ing their en­gage­ments, cou­ples will make many de­ci­sions in re­gard to their wed­dings. Wed­ding plan­ning can some­times seem like a run­away train of ap­point­ments, sched­ules and dead­lines. As a re­sult, some cou­ples do not take the time to en­joy be­ing en­gaged, which is a spe­cial and unique time in their lives.

En­gage­ment photo shoots can be a unique way for cou­ples to com­mem­o­rate and en­joy the months pre­ced­ing their wed­dings. En­gage­ment pho­tos memo­ri­al­ize the en­gage­ment and pro­vide many ad­di­tional ben­e­fits as well.

1. En­gage­ment photo shoots give cou­ples a chance to con­nect with their pho­tog­ra­phers. Book­ing an en­gage­ment photo shoot pro­vides help­ful in­for­ma­tion to both the cou­ple and the pho­tog­ra­pher. The pho­tog­ra­pher gets to see how the cou­ple in­ter­acts in front of the lens and can de­ter­mine any in­se­cu­ri­ties or strengths and weak­nesses cou­ples may have. These lessons can be filed away and help make wed­ding day pho­tos look bet­ter.

Sim­i­larly, spend­ing time with the pho­tog­ra­pher gives the cou­ple an op­por­tu­nity to de­velop a rap­port with their pho­tog­ra­pher. If cou­ples and their pho­tog­ra­pher don’t click, sched­ul­ing an en­gage­ment shoot well in ad­vance of the wed­ding gives cou­ples a chance to find some­one else to take their pho­tos.

2. An en­gage­ment photo shoot gives cou­ples time to spend to­gether. An en­gage­ment photo shoot is an ideal time to spend an af­ter­noon in a spe­cial lo­ca­tion fo­cus­ing on each other with­out wed­ding plan­ning tak­ing up your time.

3. Photo shoots pro­vide a chance to get com­fort­able in front of the cam­era.

Pro­fes­sional pho­to­graphs taken be­fore the wed­ding en­ables cou­ples to view how they will ap­pear in pic­tures. See­ing these pho­tos might help cou­ples grow more com­fort­able in front of the cam­era. This prac­tice can help cou­ples tem­per their anx­i­eties prior to the wed­ding.

An en­gage­ment shoot also can be a great time for cou­ples to speak with their pho­tog­ra­phers about an­gles or styles they pre­fer or dis­like.

4. The bride and groom have save-the-date or so­cial me­dia pho­tos. En­gage­ment pho­to­graphs can be used for save-the-date cards or so­cial me­dia post­ings (check with the pho­tog­ra­pher for li­cens­ing agree­ments). This can be a great way to spread ex­cite­ment about the up­com­ing nup­tials.

5. Photo shoots pro­vide a chance to ex­per­i­ment with vivid back­drops. En­gage­ment pho­tog­ra­phy gives cou­ples plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent lo­cales, which may not be pos­si­ble come the wed­ding day.

En­gage­ment pho­tog­ra­phy can be a worth­while in­clu­sion in pre-wed­ding cel­e­bra­tions.

A photo ses­sion com­mem­o­rat­ing your en­gage­ment can pro­vide not only last­ing me­mories but a break in the hus­tle and bus­tle of wed­ding plan­ning.

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