With the holidays, comes engagement season. The season where the guy proposes to the girl on Christmas in front of a tree, or New Years Day at midnight. No matter where or how, what matters is that the love of your life asked you to marry them, and of course you said yes! Right? Now comes the time to celebrating with friends and family. You post all over social media. You stare at your ring finger for days and breathe happiness. But now, you come to the idea of having an engagement photoshoot. Whether you want to use these to announce your engagement, or just wanting to have those moments documented, its always good to have one! Here are 3 reasons to have an engagement photoshoot.
Using them for social
There are couples who want to keep their engagement private, and use this photo session as a way to make their announcement. Personally, I love this idea. You get to enjoy your time with your new fiance, celebrate together, and cherish the moment. Then when you get in front of the camera, and get the edited gallery, you will use these to make the announcement to your friends and distant family. What better way to make the announcement then to show it with a photo of that beautiful ring?
Getting to know your wedding photographer
I always advice couples that when you are ready to have an engagement shoot, consider hiring the wedding photographer you want for your wedding. Why? You will be able to use this as a way to get to know your wedding photographer. You will work along with them, see how their system works and become friends with the person who will document your wedding day. Plus, when you hire a wedding photographer, your engagement session is usually included in your wedding package. This saves you money in the long run.
Decor and save-the-dates
Your engagement photos are perfect for your save-the-dates (which should be sent between 7-9 months out), and for decorations. Many couples love printing their favorite engagement session photos and placing them in frames. Then, those are used for decor at rehearsal dinners and at the wedding.