Every couple wants professional photos of their wedding day. After all, these are images that you will look back on and cherish for the rest of your lives. But many couples feel that engagement session just aren’t worth it, especially when they’re in the middle of the expense and busyness of wedding planning.

But engagement photos are more than just portraits for your save-the-date cards. They are an opportunity to celebrate your love and capture this special time in your lives—your last months before becoming a married couple.

I believe every couple should invest in an engagement session, and while I may be biased as a photographer, I think these photos are incredibly valuable and many couples end up cherishing their engagement images just as much as they do their wedding photos.

Get to know your wedding photographer

Stepping in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking, but it becomes easier when you feel comfortable with your photographer. An engagement session can give you and your partner an opportunity to spend time with and grow more comfortable with your wedding photographer before the big day.

If your photographer has already worked with you during your engagement session, they will have a better understanding of your likes and dislikes and how best to capture your wedding day. Your engagement photos can have a huge benefit for your wedding photos and make your photographer’s job a little easier.

Use your engagement photos in your wedding décor

One of the main reasons many couples choose not to have an engagement session is because they don’t know what they will do with the photos. And while your images will look great on your save-the-dates or wedding website, there’s so much more you can do with them!

Engagement photos make for gorgeous wall art as you decorate your new home together and are the perfect personal addition to your wedding décor. I’ve seen couples create an album of their engagement photos to use as a guestbook or decorate the tables in their reception venue with some of their favorite images from their engagement session. There are plenty of ways to make your photos part of your wedding day!

Show off your personalities

You and your partner will most likely be dressed to the nines on your wedding day, and while you’ll certainly look stunning, you may not feel 100% like yourselves. Your engagement session is the perfect chance to get some gorgeous professional photos of the two of you as a couple in your normal clothes, showing off the personalities that drew you together in the first place.

Couples engagement photos at Gas Work park

Turn your session into a date

At some point, you will definitely want a break from the stress of wedding planning. You can turn your engagement session into a full-day date. Go on an adventurous trek with your partner and your photographer to capture some gorgeous photos, and while you’re both all dressed up, why not head out to dinner as well? How often do you go on a date and get some amazing images as well?

Couples engagement photos at Alki beach

Feel as confident as a model

When was the last time you had a professional photo session? For most people, it’s often their high school senior portraits, which means they’re not at all comfortable in front of the camera. Your engagement session is the perfect opportunity to practice your posing and smiling for your wedding day. When you feel more confident having your photo taken, you will be more likely to feel comfortable with your photographer snapping away on your wedding day, resulting in images you and your new spouse will absolutely love.

Couples engagement photos

Happy planning !

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