Benefits Of Taking Engagement Photos - Renee Lemaire Photography

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Benefits of Taking Engagement Photos

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There are many benefits of taking engagement photos. Some couples are over-the-moon excited about their engagement session, while some are a little more reluctant. I totally understand that being in front of the camera might seem a little intimidating. But here’s why it just may help!

Getting to practice before the big day

With all of the hustle and bustle of your wedding day, that last thing I want you to be concerned about is having your photo taken. Hopefully having the experience of engagement photos before your wedding will take that anxiety away of being in front of the camera. 

Getting acquainted with your photographer

Hopefully you’ve chosen your photographer because you clicked well and you like their personality! Now it’s time to get to know each other a little better. 🙂 I love getting to photograph couples before their wedding day, because it gives me a better idea of what they’re like as a couple. I want your photos to feel authentic, so I want any prompts and posing to feel natural and like “you”.

Learn what you like – and what you don’t

Try to keep an open mind during your engagement session and then go from their. You might be surprised on different angles and poses that you end up liking! I know that some moments or poses may feel awkward, but maybe feeling silly causes you to laugh and create a genuine, natural moment together. Or maybe some angles didn’t turn out exactly how you’d hoped. And that’s totally okay! Use your session to communicate with your photograph what worked well and what you didn’t like as much.

Take advantage of a different season

I know here in Ohio, our four seasons are vastly different from each other. And everyone seems to have their favorite! [Hello summer!] Maybe a winter wedding made the most sense for you logistically, but you really love spring and all the new blooms. Your engagement session is a great opportunity to take advantage of that. You get the best of both worlds!

Take advantage of a different location

So many of my couples live in a different state then where they will be having their wedding. But that city that’s now your “home” definitely holds a special place in you heart. Especially if that’s where you and your fiancé met and have create a life together. I love traveling to other locations for engagement photos, especially when it really helps tell *your* story. 

Whether you’re still deciding to take advantage of your session, hopefully this gave you a little more insight on the benefits of taking engagement photos.

Are you looking for more inspiration for planning your engagement session? Check out my Pinterest board of ideas!

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