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The Importance of Engagement Photos

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3 Reasons Why You Should Book An Engagement Photo Session

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Photos by: Cheers Babe Photo

Recently, I was looking through some engagement photos for my clients Kaitlin + Jean-Eric (taken by the incredible team at Cheers Babe Photo), and it made me think of how I wish all of my clients would take engagement photos! They’re so fun to have in anticipation of the big day. So I wanted to list the top 3 reasons why I think engagement photos are so important.

Get Comfortable In Front Of The Camera

Even if you’re an influencer, chances are you might be a touch camera shy…or really camera shy. Having an engagement photo session will help you ease into the idea of having an entire day of your life photographed. Your photographer can help you feel comfortable and even suggest a few poses or angles that are most flattering to you.

Get To Know Your Photographer(s)

This is one of the best reasons to have an engagement photo session! Choosing your wedding photographer is a huge deal. You want a chance to work with them before the big day so you get a sense of how they work. Your photographer will also have a ton of tips and tricks for you. For example, did you know there’s a correct way to hold a bouquet? 

(Check out the top things your wedding photographer wants you to know here!)

Document This Special Time

Marriage is wonderful; but there’s equally something magical about the time when you’re engaged. Having engagement photos taken documents this moment for you to look fondly back on. Yes, of course, you’ll also have your wedding album and videos but I think celebrating your engagement is just as important! Not to mention, engagement photos also make great gifts, cards or our favorite, Save The Dates. If you need some Save The Dates, just head to https://www.basicinvite.com/! They have amazing designs and customer service! Just use the code FeatheredArrow20 to get a discount on your order! Now these are some great deals! Enjoy, friends! 

Hope this helps encourage you to get your engagement photo session booked! I’ll share more tips + tricks on engagement photos soon so stay tuned. If you’re not sure where to start looking for a photographer, contact me on my homepage here and I’ll direct you to some of my favorite photog friends! 

PS – come back to the blog soon to see Kaitlin + Jean-Eric’s wedding at Hotel Figueroa. It’s going to be a stunner! Meanwhile, here’s more goodness from their engagement photo session:

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LATTE OBSESSED, CHRONIC OVERACHIEVER, OUTDOOR GIRL, SUCKER FOR LIVE MUSIC, DONUT FANATIC, LIFE LONG GREY'S ANATOMY FAN + DOG MOM. 

Expert Party Planner, Photographer, and Creative Entrepreneur.

I'm a creative entrepreneur at heart and have been running my business for over 10 years and have planned and executed over 150 weddings. I'm an expert in this industry and care deeply about my clients and making sure they have the best experience. I've also been a photographer for 15 years and have curated some amazing art pieces to spark joy in your life and in your spaces. 

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