An engagement shoot is most generally thought of as a great way for you and your fiancé to celebrate your commitment to one another. But there’s another great purpose it serves… It’s your time to practice!
Any great athlete will tell you how important it is to practice before a game. And any great singer isn’t going to step on stage without having rehearsed a few (hundred) times… So why approach your wedding day any differently?
Plain and simple, your wedding day is YOUR day. It’s your “big game” and it’s your “sold-out show.” Sure, you’ve already planned to practice in some ways; hosting a rehearsal of the ceremony and running through your vows before you say the big, “I do.” But do you know how comfortable you are in front of a camera?
An engagement shoot offers you some time to get acquainted with your wedding photographer, and also with the idea of getting hundreds of pictures taken of you. (Your photographer wants to make sure he doesn’t miss any magical moments on your wedding day, so remember, you will be in front of the camera A LOT.)
Make it a point to have a practice round with your photographer so he can get to know you and your other half a little better. Then, you don’t have to worry about stiffly posing in front of the lens when your big day comes around. You will thank your photographer, and your photographer will thank YOU for the opportunity to get a little more comfortable with each other.
So go ahead and book that engagement shoot already! Because a little practice can go a long way!