Should You Say ‘I Do’ to an Engagement Session?


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The Benefits of Having an Engagement Session from a Wedding Photographer’s Perspective

You’re engaged! Congratulations! If you’ve been hearing about engagement sessions and wondering if it’s something you should or need to do as part of your wedding planning and preparation, then this post is for you! As wedding photographers, couples often ask, “Should we do an engagement session?” While some couples may see an engagement session as an unnecessary expense (and for some they truly do not need it), we believe that there are several compelling reasons to consider doing one. We have seen the benefits of engagement sessions time and time again, and here we’ll explore why an engagement session can be such a valuable investment for you as you are preparing for their big day.

Get to Know Your Photographer

First, an engagement session is a great opportunity for you and your photographer to get to know each other before your wedding day. You will have the chance to build a rapport, which will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera on your big day. During the session, your photographer will get to know your style, your preferences, and your relationship, which will help them capture your love story in the most authentic way possible.

Professional Photos for Your Save the Dates

Engagement sessions produce stunning, professional images that you can use to announce your engagement and upcoming wedding. A lot of couples choose to use these photos for their save the dates. Having professional, beautiful photos to use for your save the dates can help set the tone for your wedding as well as get your guests excited about your big day.

Decorate Your Home and Wedding with Memories

After your engagement session, you will have a collection of beautiful, high-quality photographs that you can use to decorate your home and/or wedding. You can use the photos to create beautiful wall art, photo albums, or even wedding decor, such as table numbers or seating charts. These photos will serve as a constant reminder of your love and the special moments leading up to your wedding day.

Capturing Memories in a Location You Love

Finally, an engagement session is a great opportunity to capture memories in a location that is special to you. Perhaps it is the place where you first met, got engaged, or a spot that holds a special meaning for you both. Whatever the location, an engagement session will allow you to create memories in a place that you love, but might not normally take photos at. These photos will become cherished memories that you will treasure for years to come.

These are just a few reasons an engagement session is a valuable investment for couples preparing for their big day. It provides you with professional photos for your save the dates, gives you photos for your wedding decor and home, and allows you to have photographs in a location you love but might not normally take photos at. An engagement session also helps you get to know your photographer, which will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera on your wedding day. So, should you say “I do” to an engagement session? Absolutely! We believe that every couple should take advantage of this unique opportunity to capture their love story in a beautiful and memorable way.


We are Alex & Tyler Reese, married best friends and wedding photographers.


February 17, 2023

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