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Why You Should Take Engagement Photos

Updated: May 3, 2020

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Congratulations! You’re engaged! And by now you may be feeling a little overwhelmed, asking yourself “what next!?” With so many moving parts and stresses in planning a wedding, we've recently seen a lot of Bride To Be’s questioning the Engagement Photoshoot and wondering if it’s just one added nuisance to the already stressful wedding planning process. When researching and browsing on the web, we’ve seen threads questioning ‘What for?’ Why bother?’ ‘Do I really need it? If you're also questioning, this blog will definitely answer all your questions that you may have!

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An engagement session is one of the greatest services your wedding photographer can offer you so take advantage of it! Why not announce your engagement with beautiful photos? Even better – you can take $50 OFF your own photo shoot if you refer Luxury Moment Photography to someone in love, whether it’s a family or someone who is getting married soon. It’s a win-win, isn't it?!

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Engagement photos. Let us talk you into it. There are many reasons why it’s important to do an engagement session/ photoshoot, once you make it official. First of all, it’s a necessity. Treat it like your first date with your wedding photographer, where you can get to know them in action and see how well you can work together. Having your engagement pictures taken before your wedding can be really beneficial for both of you and your wedding photographer. For you, it’s a great chance to learn something new about yourself, your good angles and the way you feel about being in front of the camera. For your wedding photographer, it’s a good opportunity to get to know you on a more personal level, build rapport and study your good sides in order to take flawless portraits on your big day. Building this first connection with your wedding photographer will make a huge difference on how your wedding photos will turn out. Believe us, knowing the person you are going to photograph really helps create better and more meaningful wedding coverage.

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Personally, we are using your engagement session to get to know you and your love story. You’ll often find us making jokes and chatting with our couples during the engagement session. The reason for it is that we are trying to establish a common ground, something that we can use in the future while photographing your wedding day. Knowing you and your love story, what’s happening in your life and what you are passionate about will translate into wedding photographs that are true and unique to who you are. Plus, it’ll alleviate stress from everyone involved. You’re letting a complete stranger (your photographer aka. us) into your family and into the most special day in your life. Knowing that person beforehand will really help let your guard down and be comfortable with having a camera pointed at you the whole day!

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Which leads us to this… as a couple who has never been professionally photographed an engagement session is the best way to get comfortable fast in front of the camera. It’s a good opportunity to learn something new about yourself, your body and your movement. Being able to see these photos before your wedding day will help you to know your best sides and be ready when the time comes to take your wedding pictures! Once you receive your engagement photos, study them and let your photographer know if there are any shots you really like and why, and if there are any shots or angles you don’t really care for. All of this will help improve the outcome of your wedding photographs as the photographer will be aware of what you like and things you don’t like. It’s not rare that our brides pinpoint which poses they liked and what shots really made them happy. We always take notes and use them when we meet again – on your wedding day! A little direction in poses is still necessary, but at least you’ll already be comfortable being in front of the camera and able to relax. At the end, being relaxed and comfortable is the key to better wedding photographs. Also, we often suggest my couples do their test run with the hair and makeup artist on the same day as your engagement session. This way you will get to see how it looks in photos and whether there’s anything in your makeup or hair you’d like to change.

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Also, think ahead. Engagement photos make for great Save-the-Date, Invitation cards, and custom art pieces, our signature guest book album for your home or wedding reception. Aside from serving this purpose, you’ll be surprised how happy you’re going to be for choosing to take engagement photos in 10, 20, or even 30 years after your wedding! These photographs are for the rest of your lives. When your memories are dimmed, it’ll be delightful to see these images again and remind yourself how happy in love you were. It’s priceless to be able to show these memories to someone new and to be able to say, “Look. This is me and your grandfather when we were young, at the beginning of our love.”

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Does it sound convincing? If yes, contact us now, if not, click on the below links for some engagement photoshoot slideshows for your reference.

Girlie & Kenny:

Sarah & Steven:

Gina & Ned:

Azar & Nazir:

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Welcome to our Montreal wedding photography blog. Please visit our wedding portfolio here and my engagement portfolio here.  We are an international award-winning, published Montreal wedding photographer also specializing in portrait, corporate, maternity and boudoir photography and deeply passionate about destination weddings. We shoot primarily in the Greater Montreal and Toronto area but also love traveling for work! Some destinations we have shot in are Quebec and colorful Mexico as well as California, Las Vegas/Nevada, New Orleans, and Asia. Since 2016, we have shot over 100 weddings and continue to love what we do so very much. When you’re always surrounded by love, happiness, and contagious, happy energy, what’s not to love?  We are currently booking for 2021 weddings, so message us soon with any inquiries you may have about your portrait or wedding photography. Contact us here or email us

Much Love,

Luxury Moment Photography

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