Do you need an engagement session before the wedding?

by Engagement Tips

Ah, love is in the air! You’ve got the sparkly ring, Pinterest boards filled with wedding ideas, and a head full of dreams about your big day. But wait, before you dive headfirst into the wedding planning chaos, have you considered the magic of an engagement session? As a newly engaged person navigating the world of love and commitments, here’s why you might want to hit pause on the wedding planning and say ‘cheese’ for an engagement photoshoot.

  1. Documenting the Journey: Remember that moment when they got down on one knee and you said, “Yes!”? Yeah, that’s the stuff of fairy tales. An engagement session allows you to capture that excitement and those initial feelings of bliss. Think of it as the prequel to your wedding saga—a visual story that documents the journey from ‘yes’ to ‘I do.’ Looking back at these photos years from now will be like flipping through the pages of your own love storybook.
  2. Getting Comfortable in Front of the Camera: Let’s face it; not everyone is a natural in front of the lens. An engagement session is like a crash course in being the stars of your own photoshoot. It’s the perfect chance to learn how to pose, laugh, and be yourselves without feeling awkward. Trust me; the more comfortable you are during the engagement shoot, the more relaxed and genuine you’ll be on your wedding day.
  3. Personalizing Your Love Story: Your love story is unique, and an engagement session lets you showcase that uniqueness. Choose a location that’s special to both of you, bring along your fur baby or favorite props, and let your personalities shine. Whether it’s a cityscape, a beach sunset, or a cozy coffee shop where you had your first date, the engagement session is your canvas to paint your love story.
  4. Creating Memories Beyond Filters: In the age of Instagram and Snapchat filters, there’s something special about having unfiltered, real moments captured. Engagement photos are a timeless treasure that goes beyond the trends. These are the photos that will be proudly displayed on your walls, shared with family, and maybe even shown to your grandkids someday. No need for fancy filters—just pure, unadulterated love.
  5. Testing the Waters with Your Photographer: Your wedding photographer is like the director of your love story film. An engagement session is the perfect rehearsal to get to know their style and for them to understand yours. It’s a trial run where you can express your preferences, figure out the best angles, and ensure that your wedding day photos are everything you’ve envisioned.
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Conclusion:

So, do you need an engagement session before the wedding? Absolutely! It’s not just about capturing pretty pictures; it’s about freezing a moment in time that marks the beginning of your forever. As a young couple madly in love, an engagement session is your golden ticket to creating memories, feeling comfortable in the spotlight, and kickstarting the journey to your happily ever after. Say cheese, laugh, and let the world see the magic of your love! Click here to find out more about our engagement photography packages.

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Leia and shane, Leia Smethurst Photography, Oklahoma City Wedding Photographers

Hi We’re Leia & Shane

We are a husband and wife team looking for adventure and fun on your wedding day! We love creating timeless art that will last generations.

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