I’m sure you’ve seen your friends on Facebook or Instagram post photos celebrating their engagement.
It always looks like they’re having so much fun in those photos, and you might have considered it for yourself and your partner.
But, are engagement photos really worth it? How much do they cost and what can you expect from an engagement photo session?
Join me as I answer all your questions.
Are Engagement Photos Worth It?
Yes, engagement photos are worth it because it is a great and fun way to capture the excitement leading up to your wedding day. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know your wedding photographer and it is also a great way for you to get comfortable in front of a camera so that you can be ready for the photo session on your wedding day.
Let’s have a look at this in more detail.
Reasons Why Engagement Photos Are Worth It?
Now that we’ve established that engagement photos can be worth it, let’s have a look at how you can benefit from them.
1.) You get to know your wedding photographer
More often than not, a wedding photographer will offer an engagement photo session when you book him or her. This is a great way to get to know your wedding photographer and it gives you reassurance leading up to your big day.
2.) It is a great opportunity to get comfortable in front of a camera
An engagement photo session is a good way to get comfortable with your wedding photographer and be ready for the photo session on your wedding day. Instead of getting tense and fidgety in front of your wedding photographer, you’ll be more relaxed and you’ll feel more at ease.
This will help you feel more confident during the photo session and it can make things easier on you.
3.) It is a great way to show your family and friends how excited you are
Engagement photo sessions give you the opportunity to show your family and friends how much you are looking forward to your upcoming wedding. These photo sessions are also a great way for your guests to get to know you before the big day and for them to be able to see how much fun you have with the photographer.
4.) It is a great way to enjoy quality time with your partner
First, you have to know that wedding planning is very stressful and it can take up a lot of time. Engagement photo sessions give you and your partner the chance to spend some quality time together away from the hustle and bustle of wedding planning.
You can also have lots of fun during the session and do a few silly poses as well instead of just taking standard posed shots.
How Much Do Engagement Photos Usually Cost?
The cost of an engagement photo session can vary depending on where you stay, but ultimately, it will depend on the photographer that you hire.
Photographers can have different engagement photography packages on offer, and you can expect to pay anything from as little as $100 for an engagement photo session, and in some cases, as much as $500 or more.
How Many Engagement Photos Do You Get?
As mentioned earlier, photographers can have different packages on offer, but generally speaking, you can expect to receive anything between 50 to 100 photos from an engagement photo session.
How Long Are Engagement Photo Sessions?
We are once again dealing with variable factors here because the length of the engagement photo session will depend on the package that you choose. Generally speaking, engagement photo sessions can last anything from 1 hour to 3 hours.
What Should I Wear For Engagement Photos?
This is a question that many people ask, and my response is usually that you should wear something that you feel comfortable in. If you are uncomfortable, it will show in the photos.
Also, wear something that is cool or neutral in color. Avoid neon colors and try to wear something that compliment’s your partner’s outfit. You don’t need matching outfits.
Do You Tip Photographers For Engagement Photos?
Although tipping your photographer is not required, it will be greatly appreciated if he or she has gone above and beyond what was required.
The reaction that a photographer gets from people when they love their photos provides a sense of euphoria, but that said, photographers need to pay bills as well and a tip is very much welcome.
As you can see, engagement photos all well worth it. It will give you a chance to get to know your wedding photographer and it will also be a “rehearsal” shoot for your wedding.
As you might know, planning a wedding can be stressful and an engagement photo session is a great way to relieve some of that stress. It is an incredibly fun photo session and it captures some of the excitement leading up to your wedding.