Are Engagement Photos Worth It? Answering your questions about engagement photos, featuring some beautiful Idaho Wildflower Portraits.
Having your photo taken can be scary, I know, but it doesn’t need to be! Actually, planning an engagement session can be an incredible way to start getting comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day. It’s also a unique chance to document & celebrate your relationship and the way it changes & grows as time goes on. Don’t just take my word for it though – Brinlee & Alex are the perfect example!
Brinlee & Alex first met me for their engagement portraits and have since booked bridal portraits and their beautiful anniversary session amongst the wildflowers with me. It’s been such an immense pleasure to witness them grow together through photography. From the nerves & eager anticipation of their engagement portraits to seeing how comfortable and in love they are a year later for their anniversary.
So, I wanted to take this chance to talk to you about engagement portraits! Are they really worth it?
ARE ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS WORTH IT? | IDAHO WILDFLOWER PORTRAITS
Are Engagement Photos Worth It?
If you’re on my site wondering, ‘Are Engagement Photos Worth It?’, I’m sure you already know that as a photographer, I’m a little biased and I’m definitely going to say yes! Engagement photos are absolutely worth doing.
There are so many reasons why it’s worth investing in engagement photos, even if that means stepping a little outside of your comfort zone. Actually, especially if it means stepping outside of your comfort zone!
Here are a few reasons why Engagement Photos Are Worth It:
- Get comfortable being photographed before the wedding
- Time to celebrate just the two of you
- Portraits without the time pressure
- A unique chance to document your relationship
Get Comfortable Being Photographed Before the Wedding
If the idea of having a photographer follow you around for the day makes you nervous, I’d definitely recommend booking an engagement session. This should help calm your nerves and show you that having your photo taken can actually be a whole lot of fun!
Time to Celebrate Just the Two of You
Whether you’re planning an intimate elopement or a big traditional wedding, you might find that it can be easy to get distracted by wedding planning. An engagement session is a perfect reminder of why you’re planning your wedding in the first place – to celebrate and commit to your love, officially! During your engagement session, the only thing you need to worry about is being present with your love. Focus on laughing, cuddling, kissing, and just enjoying the moment together.
I’ll be there to guide you whenever you need it, with fun prompts that make you laugh or smile. Your engagement photos will also give you a moment to remember some of your favorite memories together, as well as all the things you’re looking forward to doing together.
Portraits Without the Time Pressure
On your wedding day, it’s likely you’ll have other plans or someplace to be after your portrait session. You’ll have it in the back of your mind that there’s a reception or a dinner to get to and no doubt loved ones you want to spend time with. One of the things that make Engagement Photos Worth It is that you don’t have that time pressure! Instead, you can both just relax and really be present in the moment.
A Unique Chance to Document Your Relationship
We all change and grow as time goes on – that’s just the way of life! You’ll change as individuals and together as a couple, and engagement photos are a unique chance to document where it all began. This is a momentous time in your life that you’ll no doubt love to look back on as time goes by! And if you choose to book anniversary sessions later on, like Brinlee & Alex, it’s also a fun chance to remember everything that’s happened in the time between the two sessions.
The only question left is… where is the perfect place for your Engagement Photos?
Idaho Wildflower Portraits
Perhaps another day I’ll put together a post sharing some of my favorite Engagement Photo Locations, but for now, let’s talk about Idaho Wildflower Portraits. Idaho is truly one of the most underrated states in the PNW and it is well worth visiting for your engagement session! For Brinlee & Alex’s session, we headed to an open field filled with wildflowers and it made for the perfect backdrop as these two laughed and cuddled and danced together under the sun.
If you’d like to book your own Idaho Wildflower Portraits, I’d love to help you – just reach out to find out more and book it in!
What do you think after reading this blog? Are Engagement Photos Worth It? Let me know if you have more questions ideas in the comments section below. I’d love to hear from you!