So, you just got engaged. CONGRATULATIONS! This blog post is all about why you should do an engagement session with your wedding photographer prior to your wedding day!

Number 1: Get to know your photographer

Engagement sessions are the best way to get to know your wedding photographer and loosen up in front of the camera before the big day! It gives you a chance to meet your photographer, get to know him/her and just simply have fun with your pictures. You're photographer will be with you for the majority of your wedding day, so Igetting to know him/her prior to the day of is most definitely a plus so you don't feel like strangers the day of the wedding.

number 2: bonus photos

Not only do these sessions give you a chance to get to know your photographer, but they also give you chance to have extra pictures to use in whichever way you desire. They can be used for your save the dates, in your home, as decorations on your wedding day. Plus it documents some of the last moments before you become a married couple. You definitely want to have these pictures with your hubby-to-be!

Number 3: Use it as your hmu trial run

Typically, your hair and makeup artists will include a trial run in their wedding packages. This is the perfect time to try out the hair and makeup you want to have for your wedding day! You'll already have your hair and makeup done, so why not go ahead and sneak some pictures in!

Number 4: You'll be pros come your wedding day

Not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, especially the guys of course! Engagement sessions give you the opportunity to get use to being in front of the camera, because trust me, I'll be all up in your space come wedding day! These sessions give you a chance to loosen up and get comfortable! Plus, we'll have loads of fun, cut jokes and you'll be able to be you and have fun with your pictures without having to be on a time crunch

Number 5: Express Yourself

An engagement sessions is the perfect time to express yourself. This gives you a chance to just be you and if the two of you have a favorite hobby, interest, etc., this is the perfect time to showcase that!

Bonus: Include a pet

AAHHHH, I absolutely LOVE when clients bring their pups along during photoshoots. I am a huge dog lover so of course you'll have to give me a few minutes to love on the little one! Most venues don't allow dogs during events, so this is the perfect time to include those sweet pups because they are family too!