One of the more often overlooked areas of photography are engagement photos. Engagement photos are great for number of different reasons: you can use them for save the date photos, you can use them on your personal wedding website, and you can use the session with the photographer as a dry run for your wedding photography.
Engagement Photos go great with “Save-The-Dates”
“Save-the-date” items are becoming more and more popular as an easy way to send a little reminder to your friends about your wedding date. You have many choices when it comes to “save-the-date” products such as a card, even an HTML rich e-mail, or something more in-depth like a refrigerator magnet with your engagement photos and date on the front. Giving them something that they could use into the future like the refrigerator magnet is a nice way to say thanks for their consideration. I know that there are “save-the-date” magnets on my refrigerator from a few years ago that are currently holding up my favorite take-out spot menus! Don’t forget, you can also use these photos for your newspaper’s wedding announcement, too.
If you’re planning on creating your own website so that you have one central location for all of your wedding information. Using your engagement photos on the website is a nice touch. Having all of your wedding information in a central location makes it easier for your guests to keep abreast of the current developments, the block of rooms you have set out in a hotel, and any other information that they all might need like directions or event times. Having some professional photos on this website can set the mood for your “Big Day” and will definitely add to the enjoyment of your website.
Engagement Photos = First Date with your Wedding Photographer
The last and probably most important aspect of engagement photos is the dry run that you get to have with a wedding photographer. You should definitely be looking at having an engagement session done with the wedding photographer that you might want for your wedding. Even if your wedding is out-of-state or even out of the country, most wedding photographers are willing to travel with your party. And having a photographer that you’re comfortable in front of, and having a photographer who you already know is going to make you look great can certainly be worth the extra expense. If you’re a little camera shy or don’t feel like you’re so natural in front of the camera, an engagement photo shoot can also be a great way to shed some of those jitters and realize that it’s not such a big deal. This can be very helpful when your wedding day comes around. You won’t be nearly as concerned about being in front of the camera for an entire day. It will also give your groom to be a chance for a little experience being photographed, as they tend to be the ones who are the least sure about being photographed all day long. Just the other day, I had to convince one the guys in my engagement photos that it was okay to take his sunglasses off for the shoot!
There are plenty of creative ways that you can use your engagement photos: use them on the table reservation cards, on your “save-the-date” refrigerator magnets, and on your wedding announcement website. This is also a great opportunity for you to have some more experience in a professional photography setting. So don’t let these opportunities pass you by, the small amount that you pay for your engagement photos will pay off in big dividends in the long run.
Contact Us for Your Engagement Photos, Today!
Are you in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and looking for a photographer for engagement photos? If so, you should definitely check out our engagement page, our engagement photo sample gallery, and then fill out a contact form to get in touch with us to schedule your engagement photo package today. Of course if you have any questions about your package or the process in which we go about doing this, feel free to mention all of those things when contacting us!