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4 Reasons why an engagement session is important

Fall Engagement at Hocking Hills State Park in Logan Ohio

Engagement sessions are beautifully important. Cause most likely you haven’t had professional photos done since senior photos and with your fiancé. So having an engagement session will be super important in prep for your wedding day. And the most important is having an engagement session WITH your wedding photographer. I have had the pleasure of capturing over a 100 weddings in over 6 years and 98% of them are couples that have had an engagement session with me and they have said they never regretted it and a must have! Here are 4 reasons why those engagement sessions are important and better yet with your wedding photographer.

1. CONNECTION

Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know your wedding photographer and build a relationship with them, which will be invaluable on your wedding day. When you have this time together the connection you have with feel like having a bestie on the wedding day than a stranger. You will be able to be yourself and fully enjoy all things wedding on your big day!

Kingwood Center Gardens Engagement Session
Classy Black and White Engagement Session at McKinley Monument in Canton Ohio

2. PRACTICE

It gives you the chance to practice posing in front of the camera and become more comfortable with your photographer. Knowing what you love and what you don’t love you will be able to know after the engagement session. It’s like test run before the wedding day.

Cleveland Museum of Art Engagement
Cleveland Museum of Art Engagement

3. TRUST

Having an engagement session before your wedding day will help you to feel more relaxed and confident on the big day. You will be able to trust your wedding photographer more by having this time in front of their lens. And know that you can trust them to know what you want and deliver those photos that you will treasure.

Kingwood Center Gardens Engagement Session
October Engagement Session at Secrest Arboretum in Wooster Ohio

4. PRETTY THINGS

The session photos can be used for your save the date cards, wedding website, or as part of your wedding decor. This is a huge bonus! Being able to capture these moments will really allow you to get excited about the process. And being able to share these sweet photos with your friends and family will bring your love story together as a whole.

Fall Engagement Session at Station Road Bridge in Brecksville Ohio

See, engagement sessions are impactful when they are done with your wedding photographer. They make the experience even more fun and better yet allowing you to be completely immersed into your wedding day. I hope you can take away something from these tips. If you wanna see more check out other tips I’ve shared.

- KRISTIN S.

“The photos that stand out to me most are the ones of my husband and I dancing the polka at our reception with my 93-year-old grandparents. I feel so fortunate to have had both of them in person at our wedding, let alone up dancing on the dance floor with us, even for a brief time. I still cry when I look at them. They will be so special to us in years to come.” 

“Heather knew getting photos with my grandparents
was very important to me, and she delivered!“

- OKSANA F.

“However, what won me and my husband over was our first meeting with her. She was the most bubbly, pleasant, friendly, loving human being. We appreciated her warmth and her attention to detail. She was well-established, a wonderful planner, and she truly wanted us to have the greatest memories.”

“I loved her pictures. It was like love at first sight!”

- OLIVIA B.

“She has such a passion for her couples and capturing their true love story! It shows completely when she is snapping away. Her facial expressions and the gasps she makes when she takes a picture that she loves are just the best! We never had someone get as excited as her when taking pictures! And we love it!”

“Heather truly makes you feel like you are her
favorite couple ever to work with!”