10 Reasons To Do An Engagement Session Before Saying I Do

Congrats on your engagement, lovebirds! You’ve found “the one”, and now it’s time to start planning the big day. But before you say “I do”, have you considered doing an engagement session? Not only is it a great opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera (hello, practice run!), but it’s also a chance to showcase your unique love story. There are a bunch of good reasons to do an engagement session. You can look back on those photos years down the line and relive this exciting time in life. Plus, it’s an opportunity to dress up, take some stunning pictures, and then show them off on Instagram. If you’re still unsure about having an engagement session, check out these ten (win-win-win) reasons and decide for yourself!

Capturing Your Love Story: 10 Reasons To Do An Engagement Session

1. Document The Start Of Your Forever Journey

Your engagement is a momentous occasion, and what better way to celebrate it than by showcasing your love story in stunning photos? It’s like creating a time capsule of your relationship; every smile, kiss, and goofy moment will be forever frozen in time. Imagine sitting down with your partner years from now, flipping through the photos, and reliving the emotions of this pivotal moment in your lives. So, make sure you capture and cherish your engagement memories because trust me, it’s worth it!

2. Get To Know Your Photographer

Your engagement session is the perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer and see how they work their magic. Sure, you could just show up on your wedding day and hope for the best. But you don’t really want to leave those memories to chance! The engagement session is the perfect opportunity to get to know each other on a deeper level. You can discuss your favorite pizza toppings, bust out your embarrassing high school dance moves, and show off that ring! This way, you’ll get comfortable with them, and they’ll get to know you and your style!

3. Show Off Your Personalities

Engagement shoots are all about showcasing your uniqueness and quirks as a couple! Sure, you could just rely on your drop-dead gorgeous looks on your wedding day, but why not go the extra mile and capture the true essence of who you are as a couple with a fun and memorable photo shoot? Whether you’re adventurous, book-lovers, or obsessed with Netflix, you can get the perfect photos that highlight your interests and create a visual love story that’s all yours.

4. Get Comfortable With Photography

Wedding planning can be stressful enough without the added pressure of worrying about how to pose in front of a camera. And an engagement shoot can be the perfect icebreaker! Think of it like a practice run for your big day as you get comfortable in front of the camera and show off your bond in a way that’s genuine and natural.

After all, nothing says I love you like laughing at each other’s awkward poses. So, why not embrace the awkwardness and get comfortable in front of the camera? Your wedding photographer (and your nerves) will thank you for it.

5. Practice Makes Perfect

Aside from having a blast hanging out with your favorite person, you’ll also walk away with three things from your engagement session: Killer photos, mad posing skills, and a sneak preview of your wedding day. Think of it as a low-stakes rehearsal where you can test out your angles and poses and check out your photographer’s vibe. And when it comes to the big day, you’ll be pros who know how to move, groove, and radiate that effortless, natural wedding glow!

6. Have Stunning Pre-Wedding Photos

Think about this: You and your soulmate strolling through a lush green park or posing in front of a stunning city skyline. Now, imagine having a bank of stunning photos from this session to use for various purposes. Need a photo for your save-the-date? Voila! Want to add a personal touch to your wedding decor? You got it! And it doesn’t hurt to have a collection of non-wedding photos to sprinkle on your Instagram feed! Plus, who wouldn’t want photos of themselves looking #fabulous?

7. Time To Play Dress Up

Get your favorite outfits and your dazzling smiles ready because engagement shoots are all about having fun! The best part about it? The chance to dress up and look like a million bucks! Whether you prefer a sleek suit or a gorgeous dress, it’s the perfect excuse to go all out and show off your unique style. And let’s not forget about that extra sparkle and shine that comes with the ring on your finger! So, don’t be shy, let your hair down, and embrace the glitz and glamor. Trust me, you’ll look absolutely stunning and have the photos to prove it!

8. Explore New Locations 

Imagine a magical engagement photo shoot in some of the most romantic and adventurous places. From strolling through stunning beaches to goofing around in private gardens, it is a great opportunity to explore new locations and find the perfect backdrop for your one-of-a-kind love story. So, grab your partner-in-crime, pack your bags, and head on to create some incredible memories together in new and exciting places. 

9. Have Fun Together

In the middle of all the wedding planning chaos, taking a day or night to have fun together is crucial. Not only does it serve as a great excuse for a date (as if you need one!), but it’s also an opportunity to let loose, be silly, and capture those candid moments of pure joy. 

10. Create Memories Beyond The Wedding

As you’re making a lifelong commitment to each other, an engagement shoot is a chance to capture all the excitement, joy, and love you share before you say I do. Engagement photos are more than just a pre-wedding ritual; they’re a beautiful way to document memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

Celebrate Love With Alicia Pierce Photography

Get ready to fall in love all over again! As your engagement photographer, I’m here to capture your love in all its bright, vibrant, and authentic glory. I’m a full-time wedding photographer based near Syracuse, and I’ve been photographing stunning shots all over NYS for the last decade. 

I love working with fun-loving couples who aren’t afraid to let loose and be themselves. That’s why I strive to capture real moments and genuine emotions without any uncomfortable or stiff poses. Plus, your engagement session is more than just taking gorgeous photos – it’s a chance for you to reconnect and have some fun together! So, what do you say? Let’s hit the town, grab some ice cream, and make some memories that will last a lifetime.

If you are looking for an engagement, elopement, or wedding photographer, you can send me an email or contact me here, and I will get back to you. You can also head to my website for more details and check out more of my work on Instagram and Facebook.

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