You have found the one. And, in a flash, you both are engaged! This is such an exciting time! While your engagement may mark the beginning of wedding planning, it is still a precious time for you both, and should be enjoyed and celebrated. But as you capture the memories of your engagement and your wedding, wouldn’t it be beautiful if the both reflected the same appearance? Of course! And hiring the same photographer for both photo sessions will certainly allow this to happen.

You can get into the engagement spirit by celebrating with an engagement photo shoot. You both will get to embrace each other, act silly, get all dressed up, and even show off your unique love and shared passions. It can be such a refreshing break from wedding planning to just relax, pamper yourself before the photo shoot, and have a little fun with your partner.

We have gathered a few reasons as to why it is important to have an engagement photo session with your wedding photographer, so be sure to continue reading to learn some wonderful details:


  • Provides you with practice.

    Every photographer is different when it comes to their photography. They will coach you differently and take different approaches when shooting your photos. Doing an engagement photo shoot is a great way to get a feel for how your photographer operates. It also prepares you for your wedding photos. You will know what to expect and will be able to work in harmony with your photographer, even when the rest of the day may seem busy and hectic.

  • Makes you comfortable with your photographer.

    Surely you have interviewed with your photographer before booking them for such an important task. It is likely that your meeting was extremely professional, and although pleasant, it probably was not incredibly personal. This is the chance to see your photographer outside of the office, in a more neutral setting for you both, and have conversations not solely focused on photography specifics. This is the perfect chance to get to know your photographer, so that you are more comfortable with them on your wedding day.


  • You can create “Save the Date” photos for cards within your session.

    There are many wonderful, simple, save the dates that would be perfect for your wedding invitations. However, you can add a personal touch with a charming photo of you and your fiancé. These are especially wonderful for those family members you invite who have not received a photo of you in years, but they keep asking for one. Just another great example of completing two tasks with one photo session.

  • You can create “Thank You” photos for cards within your session.

    After your wedding day, you will head off to your honeymoon for a little relaxation and alone time with your new spouse. Once you return from your romantic getaway, it is time to return to normal life, as much as you can now that you have a new spouse in life. Finding time for personal “Thank You” cards can be quite difficult, especially when you are dealing with every post wedding dilemma, such as catching up with work. Creating “Thank You” cards within your engagement photo session is a great way to have the task already completed before your wedding day even happens.


An engagement photo session has so many wonderful benefits, and is certainly a great way to get to know your photographer. Here at H Photography, we are honored to photograph couples as they celebrate their engagement. If you are ready to schedule your Illinois photo session, be sure to contact us today.

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