While an engagement photo shoot may be considered optional by some, we think they are absolutely necessary! When you choose the right photographer, like Tara over at Dixie Pixel Photography, they will be able to help you plan the ideal shoot for you and your S.O. As you can see in the photos below, Tara is able to create some truly magical engagement photographs! There are many reasons to have an engagement photo shoot. Just take a look below!
1. It’s Great Practice!
Unless you’re a model, you probably aren’t used to being in front of a camera. It can be surprisingly nerve wracking, and that can cause you to look stiff in your photographs. Having a shoot or two before your wedding allows you to get used to being photographed and helps to quell any jitters you may have!
2. You Get To Know Your Photographer
For some couples, their only experience with their photographer prior to the wedding day is when they meet them to sign the contract. We think that a good relationship with your photographer is so important, so getting to know them as a person and as an artist before your wedding day is a great idea! They have one of the most important jobs at your wedding, so you want to make sure that you’re all on the same page. Having an engagement shoot allows you to not only become more friendly with your photographer, but also discuss the style of pictures you’re interested in. That’s the great thing about a photographer like Tara with Dixie Pixel; she genuinely wants to get to know you and what you’re looking for!
3. It Allows You To Show Off Your Personality
While of course your personalities will still be clear in your wedding photos, you can do more with your engagement shoot. For example, you probably won’t be skateboarding at your wedding, but it’s perfectly acceptable, not to mention fun, when you skateboard during an engagement shoot! You can really be creative with the themes and activities in your engagement shoot, which makes them so exciting!
4. You Can Include Other Family Members
If you aren’t able to have your pets in your wedding, including them in your engagement shoot is a great compromise! Not only do you get to share this special time with your furry BFF’s, but you’ll get some adorable pictures that you will cherish forever! We all know your dogs are your family, so include them in your photoshoot!
5. You’ll Have Great Pictures To Display At Your Wedding
One of our favorite wedding trends is displaying your engagement photos as part of your wedding day decor! It’s such a sweet idea that all of your guests will love. You can include the pictures in your order of service, your guest book, and so much more! It’s such a great way to personalize your wedding even further.
Clearly, having an engagement photoshoot is a great idea! There are so many reasons to have one, and I guarantee you will be grateful to have those pictures to look back on. Plus, it will help you take even better pictures on your wedding day! If you want a photographer that will create amazing pictures for you throughout the entire wedding process, be sure to contact the extremely talented Tara at Dixie Pixel and tell her that The Pink Bride sent you!
Featured in the Summer/Fall 2017 Knoxville Pink Bride Magazine
Photographer: Dixie Pixel