8 Reasons To Mark The Occasion With An Engagement Photo Shoot

Congratulations you’re engaged!

So now what?! Well, you probably want to tell everyone and show off that bling! One fun way of marking the occasion with your one and only is to have an engagement photo shoot!

It might seem unnecessary to some, but why not take advantage of this special time in your lives and create some lasting memories to look back on. Here are 8 reasons to mark the occasion with an engagement photo shoot!  Find an amazing photographer for your shoot here!

Getting Comfortable

Some of us feel uncomfortable in front of a camera. Taking part in a photo shoot before the big day will help you both feel more at ease in front of the camera, especially when it comes to posing.

Get Your Good Side

Not only will this photo shoot educate you on how to relax and pose in front of your photographer, but it will also help your photographer learn what your most flattering angels are. You will get to know your photographer and they will get to know you, taking photos on the big day will feel like a breeze.


This is a special, momentous time in your lives! Why not take the time, for just the two of you, and create some lovely memories you’ll be able to look back on years later. You might not have much alone time on the big day, so you’ll be thanking yourself for taking advantage of these quieter moments.

Get Dressed Up

Get glammed up and put on your favourite dress…or wear whatever makes you feel comfortable! Looking and feeling your best will make you feel more at ease and ready to take some lovely photos. You’ll have some romantic images to hang up that won’t be in your wedding attire.

Save The Dates

This is an ideal opportunity to create the perfect image to send out as a save the date to your friends and family announcing the big day.

Adding To the Mix

Engagement shoots also present opportunities to create special moments with children or beloved pets. Why not celebrate this new chapter with your little family too!

Beautiful Backdrops

There are endless options when it comes to choosing the location for your engagement shoot. Whether you’d like an exciting and eye-catching city backdrop or a more relaxed outdoor setting, make sure the location is somewhere special to you and that you’re comfortable. Creating memories in a beautiful or meaningful location will make the photos that much better.

Be Yourselves

Your photo shoot doesn’t have to be all cheesy smiles and unnatural poses. Have a little fun, laugh, and enjoy yourselves. Then your photographer will be able to capture the love you have for one another in its natural state.




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