I am a firm believer that engagement photos, especially done with your wedding photographer are SO IMPORTANT. I believe so strongly in this that engagement photos with me are complimentary when you book me as a wedding photographer.

Engagement photos allow you to get photos with your boo in multiple outfits that aren't your wedding attire, in a beautiful location that you can explore that is different from your venue, and are a low stress, low stakes, SUPER fun way to capture your love. They provide professional-level photos for engagement announcements, wedding invitations, wedding websites, and dang cute house decorations.

If you aren't already sold, here are five reasons you definitely should do engagement photos, especially with your wedding photographer:

You get to celebrate your love and your engagement!

That is absolutely something that should be cherished, enjoyed, and celebrated! Photos with the right photographer can feel like a date night.

It allows you and your photographer to get to know each other.

But in a way that is even more valuable than over a drink or a cup of coffee. While I also will always have casual meetings like that with my couples, getting photos done by your photographer before your wedding day mimics the same environment and relationship you will have with your photographer on the day of. It allows everyone to get acquainted with each other, allows you to get a glimpse at what photos with your photographer are like, and helps you to feel more comfortable being photographed!

You'll loosen up in front of the camera.

Gaining confidence in front of the camera makes a WORLD of a difference. You can learn how your photographer will interact with you on your wedding day and get a glimpse into what the process will look like.

You'll have timeless photos in something other than your wedding day attire.

These are photos you can use on your wedding website, as save the dates and invitations,