As a Wedding Photographer based out of the Bay Area, I am a major advocate for getting timeless engagement photos.
I know what you might be thinking, “Helena, I think wedding photos are enough.” That, my friend, is exactly why I have created this list of 6 Reasons to Get Timeless Engagement Photos Taken.
More often than not, your photographer is the same one who will be capturing your wedding. Engagement sessions allow you to meet with your photographer before your big day. This means that you will be able to get to know them/how they work and vice versa.
Photographers do their best to make sure that they are using terms that you understand. Most have created their own way of describing things so that you can nail them every time!
Having these photos taken before your special day allows you to “practice” knowing what these things terms mean. On a wedding day, because everything is so face paced, often times, if you’ve learned the terminology already, you know exactly how the photographer is directing you to pose. Faster posing = more photos during crunch time.
Most couples send out Save the Date and Wedding Invitations. With these, they usually add photos to them. Your engagement pictures are the perfect ones to use. Because they are professionally taken, they give your invites the most amazing feeling and look and your friends can get excited about your wedding day! I mean, your save the date will be on their fridge, lets be real 😉
Life is busy. As a result, date nights are hard to come by sometimes. Take advantage of your engagement photos by planning to go out to eat or do something fun together afterward.
I don’t know about you, but I am always nervous when it comes to hair and makeup. Having a chance to have a “practice run” is super helpful because you’ll be able to see your photographer’s editing style with your makeup. Trust me when I tell you that you do not want to have hair and makeup hiccups on your wedding day.
Once you get your Engagement photos back, you can ask yourself these questions:
DOES MY HAIR AND MAKEUP PHOTOGRAPH WELL?
WHAT CAN I CHANGE TO MAKE MY LOOK EVEN BETTER?
IS THIS STYLE WHAT I AM GOING FOR AT MY WEDDING?
If you don’t take the opportunity to decorate your home with your photos, this is your sign! Make your home homey-er by adding in professional photos in frames on a wall. Your vistors will love it, promise!
Looking for timeless engagement photos in the Bay Area, let’s chat!