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  • Writer's pictureGarrett Thompson

Unveiling Forever: 5 Reasons to do Engagement Photos with your Wedding Photographer

Are you and your beloved gearing up for the wedding of your dreams?

As you navigate the intricate details of your special day, don't overlook the significance of scheduling an engagement photoshoot with your photographer. 

Here are five compelling reasons to do engagement photos with your photographer before the wedding, and why capturing those precious moments before your wedding day is an absolute must:


Happy engagement photo with bricks

Reason 1: Familiarize Yourself with the Camera

Engagement photos aren't just about capturing beautiful images; they're also about getting comfortable in front of the camera.

Many couples feel camera-shy or nervous, but an engagement photoshoot offers a relaxed environment to practice posing, interacting, and getting accustomed to being photographed.

By the time your wedding day arrives, you'll feel at ease, effortlessly showcasing your love for each other.

Engagement photo with Polaroid camera

Reason 2: Forge a Connection with Your Photographer

Your wedding photographer plays a pivotal role in documenting one of the most significant days of your life.

An engagement photoshoot provides the perfect opportunity to build a rapport with your photographer. You'll get to know their shooting style, communication preferences, and creative vision, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience on your wedding day.

Plus, forging a connection with your photographer fosters trust and allows for more authentic and intimate photographs.

Snowy engagement photo in Montana

Reason 3: Create Timeless Memories in a Meaningful Setting

Your engagement photoshoot offers a chance to capture your love story against the backdrop of a meaningful location.

Whether it's where you shared your first date or a place that holds sentimental value, your engagement photos will serve as cherished mementos of this special chapter in your lives.

Choose a location that resonates with your story and adds a personal touch to your photographs.

Want more ideas on how to choose the best engagement session locations for you? Check out our blog on choosing the most meaningful spot for your story here.

Engagement photo at Archie Bray in Helena, MT

Reason 4: Trial Hair and Makeup before the Big Day

Planning to do your own hair and makeup for the wedding? Or wanting to see the finished look from your hairstylist before the big day?

Schedule your hair and makeup trail on the same day as your engagement photo session as a trial run.

This allows you to test different looks and ensure you feel confident and camera-ready at your engagement session AND on your wedding day.

Evening silhouette engagement photo in Helena, MT

Reason 5: Announce Your Engagement in a Memorable Way

Sharing your engagement photos with loved ones is an exciting way to announce your love and upcoming nuptials.

Whether you choose to send out beautifully designed save-the-date cards or share your images on social media, your engagement photos will leave a lasting impression and generate excitement for your wedding day.


They serve as a visual celebration of the love and joy you share as a couple, spreading happiness to everyone around you.

Don't let this enchanting moment in your journey as a couple slip by without capturing it in breathtaking photographs.

Schedule your engagement photoshoot today and embark on a memorable adventure filled with love, laughter, and timeless memories.

With your hearts as the focal point and your story as the inspiration, your engagement photos will be nothing short of extraordinary.

Garrett - Signature



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