Your wedding costs are adding up quickly, so why spend more money on engagement photographs when you can have a friend or family member take some quick pics of the two of you? Let me explain why having your wedding photographer spend some quality time with you before the big day is worth its weight in gold...
This gives you all an opportunity to see if your personalities and vision match. You will have an hour or two to get to know each other better and to see if your images are everything you have hoped for.
A good photographer will give you helpful tips on taking better photographs. Not everyone is natural born model so having a little guidance is a good thing. And your wedding day is not the right moment to spend time learning these pointers.
Collaborate with your photographer to create a unique session that tells a story. How did you two meet? What's your favorite spot? Do you two have any hobbies or interests that you share? Make your engagement session special and have some amazing images to use for your announcements, wedding day and for photos to share with family and friends. Heck, your kids and grandkids would probably love to see how cute and in love you two are at this time.