A lot of couples ask if they really need an engagement session? They don’t plan to submit their picture to the newspaper for an announcement.
Engagement sessions are very important. Which is why so many photographers include them in their packages. It’s one thing getting your picture taken with your fiance at the dinner table or at holidays. It is another getting your picture taken in front of friends and family while you are hugging and kissing. Especially for your fiance. It can be kind of uncomfortable. Spending a couple of hours with me photographing you and your fiance gets you used to those intimate embraces. It also helps us know each other better. I find come the wedding day, your fiance is way more relaxed and willing to pose for photos with you. He may even surprise you by remembering some tips that make a better wedding photo.
You can also take those pictures from your engagement session and get an engagement/guest book. Instead of your guests signing a book that you probably won’t ever look at again after the wedding. You will have your favorite engagement pictures along side all the messages you get from your guests. An engagement book is something you would want to look at long after the wedding is over.
Here are a few tips to make sure you get that engagement book signed.
1. Make sure people in your wedding party have time to sign it such as at the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or while everyone is hanging out and getting ready.
2. Make a sign asking the guests to sign your Engagement Book. Some people aren’t sure if they are allowed to sign in a book with photographs.
3.And finally, ask your DJ to make an announcement for guests to sign the book, such as when dinner is almost over.