3 Reasons why Engagement Sessions are Important

A lot of engaged couples ask if it’s necessary to have an engagement session. With all the busyness of life and wedding planning, it’s easy to question if this session is even necessary. Here are 3 reasons why I believe it’s a must and why you won’t regret it.

Couple laughing together in gorgeous red canyon with the woman on the man's shoulders.

You’ll get to know your photographer. 

This might be the most important reason to have an engagement session! Getting to know your photographer will allow you to build a relationship and trust before your wedding day. It also allows your photographer to note your different personalities and how you interact as a couple. This will ensure your unique relationship shows through in your wedding photos.

Woman smiles genuinely as her fiancee whispers something in her ear.

It’s the best way to get comfortable in front of the camera.

Most couples get anxious when they step in front of a camera and even wonder if their photos will turn out well. Having an engagement session will allow you to get a taste of what it’s like in front of the camera so you can be relaxed on your big day. Your photographer will work with you on posing, utilizing the best angles and making you feel comfortable during your session. The practice for your big day will put you at ease.

Couple in a warm embrace looking content.

You’ll get professional photos to use for wedding details.

Your engagement is worth celebrating and announcing! Having an engagement session will give you a variety of photos to use for your save-the-date cards, wedding and table decor, guest book, slideshow, thank you cards and much more!

Bonus Tip – Engagement Session Outfit:

-Stick to pastels, solid and neutral colors. Colors to stay away from: harsh red, bright oranges and neon colors. The goal is to compliment each other, not be matchy-matchy.

-When selecting outfits, think about the surrounding colors where you will be taking pictures. Blending in with your surroundings will not produce ideal photos.

-Incorporate at least one accessory. For ladies, this could be a hat, necklace or denim jacket. For guys, this could be layering with a fashion or denim jacket.

-Choose outfits that have unique textures. This will add awesome visual interest to your photos.

-Finally, go with two outfits; one that is a little nicer and one casual everyday outfit.

This blog was written by Morgan Wiggins of W Photography based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, serving the Cedar Rapids area and destinations around the world.

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Morgan Wiggins