The Importance of Engagement Photography

The Importance of Engagement Photography

You’ve just said yes to spending the rest of your life with your partner! Now, the time has come to plan your special day when you two will say, “I do.” There is a lot to think about when planning a wedding, from the venue and the guest list to catering and so much more, such as who you want capturing that special day. Suddenly, you feel like you have a million things to do all at once. You might find yourself spinning in circles despite this being a time of happiness and celebration.

Taking engagement photos is a great way to press the pause button on planning to revel in the love between you and your partner. It allows you to remind yourself why the months of hectic planning are all worth it. Engagement photos are also great for a lot of other reasons, as we will explore below.

The Importance of Engagement Photography

Celebrate Your Love

Being engaged is such a fun and important time for you to celebrate with your partner. Getting photos of this time in your life will allow you to celebrate your love. One day, you will look back and remember the time that you were young and so in love. These photos will capture you spending time with the person you love most! Engagement photography is much more casual than most wedding photography, so it’s a great complement to the images from your big day.

Images for Your Announcements

While planning your wedding, you will likely need some cute photos to use for a wedding website, save-the-dates, a guest book, or even just printed photos for showers and other events. In addition, you will likely want to post these gorgeous photos on social media to keep your loved ones updated on your wedding. Hiring a professional photographer will elevate your wedding materials!

Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera

If you’re one of those couples who are not naturally at ease in front of the camera, this is a perfect way to practice and get comfortable before your wedding day photos. You will learn how to pose, when to smile, and what your angles are. This is like a fun trial run for the big day! You can even start testing out hair and makeup looks!

Get To Know Your Photographer

Engagement photos are a great way for you to start spending time with the photographer who will likely be following you around all day on your wedding day. They will be there with you during every step of the process, from getting ready and first looks to the ceremony, family portraits, cake cutting, and so on. Being able to establish a relationship with your photographer will help you get amazing pictures on your wedding day. You can use the time during your engagement photoshoot to get to know them and their style of work.

Being engaged is a special time in your life that is worth remembering and celebrating. Taking pictures during this period of your life allows you to capture your love story. Not to mention, it is a fun and exciting way to take a break from all the wedding planning chaos! There are so many great locations to capture engagement photography, so make sure you consult with your photographer to get their advice. Pick a couple of outfits, pack a few props, and get ready to have fun!

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Monica Saaty

I am a wedding and elopement photographer based in Northern Arizona. I live in Flagstaff, which is a gorgeous mountain town nestled between the Grand Canyon and Sedona. There are two things that drive my creativity: human connection and experiencing the natural world. These factors continually inspire me to combine the grandeur of the Arizona landscapes with your intimate relationships. I strive to provide my clients with stress-free experiences during their photographic sessions. From choosing the location, preparing for your session, and achieving natural posing that feels like you, I am here to help every step of the way. My favorite thing about being a photographer is that it has taught me to see beauty in everything. It’s your life that is truly beautiful—my photography simply allows you to share that beauty with the world. I truly love my line of work and welcome any opportunity to create meaningful images. Instagram: @SaatyPhotography Facebook: Saaty Photography
September 29, 2021

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