Having pictures taken at a wedding is a long standing tradition, but engagement photos are a relatively recent phenomenon. What is the importance of documenting your engagement? Engagement photos are a great way to celebrate the beginning of the next phase of life between you and your partner. Here are just a few of the reasons why an engagement photo shoot is perfect for any recently-engaged couple.

Announce Your Engagement

There’s no better way to announce your engagement than through a beautiful engagement photo. Post your photos on social media to get friends and family excited about your upcoming wedding.  Some couples use their engagement pictures in the save-the-date cards they send out before the official wedding invitation to alert guests of their arrival. Engagement photos are a fun and lively way to let your loved ones know about the important step you and your partner have taken together.

Ease Your Nerves

Many couples choose to take engagement pictures as a way to practice before the big day. A lot of people get shy or nervous in front of the camera; especially on your wedding day, posing for pictures can produce a lot of stress and anxiety. Think of an engagement photoshoot as a practice round: you can test out different poses, and see how you and your partner look together on camera. An engagement photoshoot will make it easier for you to relax in front of the camera on the big day.

Treat Yourself

An engagement is a momentous occasion that is cause for celebration! Planning a wedding can be a lot of work—it takes time and energy to book a venue, make a guest list, and organize the wedding party. Before all that hard work gets under way, relax and enjoy some quality time with your partner. Celebrate an important milestone in your relationship by treating yourself to a professional engagement photoshoot. If you’re looking for a high-quality and personalized photographer to capture your engagement and wedding, contact me at Now and For Always Photography and capture the memories that will last you a lifetime.