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What Not to Skip – Engagement Photos





A definite trend going is engagement photos, or e-shoots. This is where you and your fiance meet with your photographer before your wedding and get fun sweet photos of the two of you in any location of your choosing. Some photographers offer this as a part of their packages and some offer it as an add-on but however they offer it I say take it and do it!

The benefits of doing an engagement shoot are many:

  • First you know you are going to get amazing photos on your wedding day that will be keepsakes forever, but wouldn’t it be nice to have professional photos of yourselves where you’re wearing something other than a black tux and a white dress? During an engagement shoot you can do multiple wardrobe changes, stand in the middle of Time Square or a serene field of wildflowers, and if you wanted to do something crazy like lay down or jump into water you can do that, too. Options are basically unlimited and you can have a ton of fun getting creative with locations, attire, props – whatever you and your photographer can dream up.
  • Secondly you know those cute save the dates that have the bride and groom’s face on them? Or the signature frame that couples use at their receptions in lieu of a traditional guest book? If you want one of these don’t use some fuzzy dark point and shoot image on there. You want a clear bright professional photograph of the two of you that is gorgeous and stunning and shows you both in your best light. Getting an engagement shoot done early enough will allow you the chance to use some of those images for your save the dates and/or your photo signature “guest book” frame.
  • And lastly, wouldn’t it be nice to get a test run with your wedding photographer before your big day? Let’s face it, this person is literally going to be in your face for a lot of your wedding day and you want to make sure you are super comfortable with their personality and their style. Having an engagement shoot with them is the perfect way to get to know your photographer while they’re behind the lens – a super valuable experience to make everything on your wedding day go that much smoother.
So why not do an engagement shoot? Even if it costs a little extra to add it on to your package I am telling you it is a totally worthwhile thing to do. Talk to your photographer about getting it done and have a super fun time with it. You will not regret it!!

Photos above are some of the lovely past WPP clients:
Photo 1 – Danielle and Nick – Tracey Buyce Photography
Photo 2 – Lauren and Joel – Out of the Ordinary Photography
Photo 3 – Brittany and Schyler – Niki Rossi Photography
Photo 4 – Karen and Jim – Dan Cooper Photography
Photo 5 – Wendy and Tony – Clark + Walker Studios

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