What’s the purpose of engagement photos? Do you really need them?
These questions are often posed by potential clients and the truth is that your engagement is a special time in your life. It’s different from dating, and it’s different from marriage. It’s not just the time-before-you-get-married, either. It is a distinct and unique time in both of your lives.
That being said, engagement photos are meant to document this time and preserve the memory of this stage of your relationship. It is the engagement photographer’s job to capture both the fun and elegance of this time in your lives. It is also the perfect way to preserve your relationship intimately.
Engagement photos are also perfect for your wedding announcements or save-the-date. Whether you want something that is artistic or more low-key, engagement photos can cater to the style of your personal relationship. Your loved ones will also cherish your special photos.
There is no need to fret about the details as engagement photo shoots are more relaxed. You can choose to simply tell your photographer a bit about your relationship and allow them to take the lead, or plan it all out yourself. Sessions are typically shorter and more laid-back with an emphasis on the love between you and your partner.
We recommend picking a special place or activity for your engagement photos – something you love and at least in part shapes who you are as a couple. These places can include a location where you fell in love, proposed, or even kissed for the first time.
The prospect of engagement photos may seem daunting, but luckily no preparation is needed. All you need to do is come to a session with the person you adore. Love between two individuals is so sacred and special that it is easy to capture that affection organically. The main goal of engagement photos is to capture the genuine love and happiness between you and the person you love and are choosing to spend your life with.
The time of your engagement is so special because your love is heightened. Everything is brand new and it’s an exciting time in your relationship. You may find yourself regretting the fact that you never documented that stage of your relationship in the future.
Melissa Hirsch Photography specializes in creating unique, artistic, photojournalistic Denver wedding photos, both in Colorado and worldwide.