On the fence about whether or not you want to have engagement photos done?

I'm a wedding photographer in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area and I get asked all the time whether or not it's worth it to do an engagement session. Short answer - yes, definitely! Long answer - I can give you three great reasons to consider having engagement photos done.

You'll get comfortable in front of the camera.

Anyone else get SUPER awkward the second a camera is pointed at them? Because I do every single time.

Not only is an engagement session the perfect excuse to revisit the spot you met or set up a cute date night, but it's also an opportunity to have a portrait session dry run. An engagement session is also a low-stress way to experience being in front of the camera together. I'll walk you through all my favorite prompts and poses and find the ones that work best for you. Not to mention, I'll be with you for all of the most intimate moments of your wedding day and I can tell you with confidence that spending an hour with me for your engagement session will make you so much more comfortable when the day comes.

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You'll have gorgeous photos to use for save-the-dates, wedding website, etc,

It's pretty standard to use your engagement photos for save the dates and wedding websites, but I've seen them used in many other ways too. Many couples like to project them in a slideshow during the reception, bridal shower, or engagement party. You can also consider using them in a custom photo book that your guests can sign. I also find that couples love to post their photos on social media as they count down to their nearing wedding day.

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You get extra photos without the wedding attire - and you can make them anything you want!

Your engagement is likely the shortest season of life you and your partner will share as a couple. (Crazy, to think about, right?) The engagement period is one of the most exciting times of your life - and it's totally worth celebrating that milestone!

During your wedding day, you'll get plenty of stunning photos of you and your partner all dressed up in wedding attire. An engagement session is your chance to capture you and your partner in your element - keep it casual, wear your favorite dress, revisit the location of your first date, bring your dog - the possibilities are endless! Whatever fits your vibe, I'm here for it and this is your chance to do it!

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