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Why an Engagement Session is a Must-Have for Your Wedding

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Congratulations on your engagement! You're likely in the midst of planning your dream wedding and are considering all of the details that go into making it a special and memorable day.

While you may be focused on the dress, venue, and guest list, have you thought about booking an engagement session with a photographer and videographer?

Here are a few reasons why booking an engagement session before your big day is a great idea:

Engagement photo session with couple near Boise, Idaho

1. Get to Know Your Photographer and Videographer

An engagement session is a great opportunity to get to know your photographer and videographer and to build a rapport with them before the wedding. You will feel more comfortable on your big day, and will also help your photographer and videographer capture more genuine and candid moments.

2. Practice Your Posing and Get Comfortable in Front of the Camera

Most people are not used to having their photo taken, and may feel awkward or self-conscious in front of the camera. An engagement session is a great opportunity to practice your posing and get more comfortable in front of the lens so that you'll look more natural and relaxed in your wedding photos and video.

3. Create Beautiful, Personalized Images for Your Wedding

An engagement session is a chance to create beautiful, personalized images that you can use for your wedding invitations, save-the-dates, and other wedding-related materials. It's also a chance to experiment with different poses, locations, and styles, and to find out what works best for you as a couple.

Engaged couple walking through trees

4. Create a Keepsake for the Future

An engagement session is a chance to capture beautiful, timeless images that you can look back on and cherish for years to come. These images will serve as a reminder of the love and excitement you felt leading up to your wedding day.

5. Make it More Personal

Engagement sessions can be more personal than your wedding day can be. Since it's just going to be you two and the photographer it's the perfect opportunity to let your personalities shine through.

6. Get a Preview of Your Wedding Photos

An engagement session is a good way to get a sense of how your photographer and videographer work and what to expect on your wedding day. It's also a chance to see how you look in front of the camera and to make any necessary adjustments before the big day.

This can help you feel more confident and relaxed on your wedding day, knowing that you'll have beautiful, professional photos and videos to look back on.

7. Create a Unique and Personal Gift

An engagement session can be a great way to create a unique and personal gift for your partner. You can use the images from the session to create a beautiful photo album, framed prints, or other keepsakes that will be treasured for years to come.

Engaged Couple dancing by the ocean

8. Have Fun!

Above all, an engagement session is a chance to have fun and enjoy the process of planning your wedding. Use the engagement session to do something a little crazy that you'll remember forever.

  • Do you have some fun outfits you can wear?

  • Do you have a location you want to go, but won't have time during the wedding?

  • Do you want to bring your furry


  • Do you have a score to settle with a lightsaber fight?

An engagement session is the perfect time to do some of these things.

9. Celebrate Your Love and Commitment to Each Other

An engagement session is an opportunity to celebrate your love and commitment to each other, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. This is the person who you're going

to spend the rest of your life with, what's more, special than that?

Engagement photo of couple in Kansas City, MO. The girl is wearing a red dress and the man has a beard and is wearing a white shirt.

Hire Starr Photo & Video for Your Engagement Session

Starr Photo & Video is the perfect fit for your engagement session and wedding photography and videography needs. Our team of experienced and talented photographers and videographers will work with you to capture the beauty, emotion, and excitement of your special day.

We offer a variety of packages and options to suit your needs and are committed to providing exceptional service and delivering stunning, high-quality images and video. Contact us today to learn more and to book your engagement session.

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