Getting engaged is a special time in your life. So why not remember it by taking professional wedding engagement photos? These photos can be used throughout your wedding journey as announcements and invitations and also allow you to work with a wedding photographer before your big day!
Engagement photos not only document your engagement, but they will also be the most used images throughout your wedding journey until you tie the knot.
When Do You Take Wedding Engagement Photos?
If you plan to use your engagement photos for save-the-dates (which go out six months or more in advance of your wedding), book a session with a photographer around ten months before your wedding.
You have more flexibility if you have a more extended engagement or are not planning to use photos for save-the-dates.
The most important thing to remember is that wedding photographers are busy and get booked out months in advance. Therefore, you will want to start researching photographers when you prepare for your wedding.
What To Do To Prepare For An Engagement Shoot
Communication is key! Have a conversation with your partner about what kind of engagement photos you’d like before calling a photographer. Do you envision taking pictures at the beach or in a meadow? Is there a fantastic, old building you are familiar with that would make for amazing photographs? Talk to your partner and decide where you want to take photos.
Once you have figured out the perfect location (or locations!) for your engagement photos, you can start a conversation with your photographer. Remember, your photographer has great location ideas if you get stuck trying to decide on the perfect spot!
Researching online can also help you develop great ideas for engagement photos. Pinterest is a great place to find clothing ideas, poses you might want to try, and even secret locations within driving range of your home.
Engagement Photography Is Worth It
Engagement photos are totally worth the cost and time you invest. If you haven’t booked your wedding photographer yet, look at engagement photos as a chance to audition your top choice. If you love your photographer, immediately book them for your wedding!
Additionally, having high-quality photos give you permanent, tangible memories. You can look back on them and remember this season of your life.
With invitations that need to be mailed out, thank you cards, and pictures you will use at your reception, you will be able to use your engagement photos throughout your wedding preparations.
Reno/Tahoe Wedding Photographer
If you are planning a wedding in the Reno/Tahoe area, call B&B Photography. Blanca and Brandon are a husband and wife duo specializing in engagement and wedding photography. Contact us and let us make your wedding photos incredibly special!