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All About Engagement Photos

Why take engagement photos? The best reason is that it’s an excellent opportunity to connect with your wedding photographer for the first time. It is essential that you are comfortable in front of their lens and their style. You can also use them for your save-the-dates or as a gift for your family. Here are some answers to the most common questions I get about engagement sessions, which will help you make an informed decision.

How much does engagement photography cost?

Generally, engagement pictures are integrated into the wedding photographer’s full-service package. Wedding photographers want to learn about you and your partner before the wedding in order to help you create a personal experience. However, the cost of engagement photos strongly depends on your photographer, the destination, and the number of photos you’d like edited.

Man and woman kiss in the streets of Paris
Man proposes to woman in front of Eiffel Tower in Paris
Man and woman kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower
Woman smiles at the camera with man in front of a carousel in Paris during their engagement photos.

How do you choose a photographer?

In order to capture an unforgettable moment like engagement photos, you need a photographer with experience and personality. Experienced wedding photographers know how to plan and visualize special events and will often be inspired by your love story. Get to know your photographer beforehand so that you and your future spouse feel comfortable while taking the engagement photos.

Where to shoot your engagement photos

When selecting a location to shoot your engagement photos, make sure it’s one you’re comfortable with. The site should be anywhere you can act naturally and that you have a personal connection to.

Brainstorm some places with cool backgrounds, whether you’re looking for a rustic or urban look. Look for interesting buildings, urban brick walls, urban and rustic fields, and paths. Try not to choose a busy location, as pedestrians can bomb your engagement photos.

What to wear for engagement photos

The most important thing is to wear comfortable clothes that represent who you are. Also, consider your partner’s clothing, the weather, and location. I would also recommend wearing something netural that you will be happy with for years to come, rather than super trendy outfits!