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Although people get engaged year round, more people get engaged around the holidays than any other time of year. With February just around the corner, engagement season is officially coming to a close. And what does that mean? Time to start planning your wedding! One of the first steps that engaged couples take after booking their venue is deciding on a photographer for their wedding. Photographers often get booked up a year in advance, so this is definitely something you should plan early rather than waiting. After choosing your photographer, the next step, in my opinion, is to figure out when you want to do engagement photos.

First question: what time of year will work best for you? Do you have a wedding planned in the summer? Maybe consider a spring engagement session. That way, you’ll have plenty of time to get photos done before your big day, and you can even use them for Save the Dates, if you choose. Another perk of having photos done at a different time of year than your wedding photos, is that you’ll have two different seasons in your photos, which makes for some nice variety.

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Another reason engagement sessions are so important is that this gives you a chance to feel what it’s like to be in front of a camera. We’re not all professional models, in fact, almost every single one of my couples I work with tell me they’ve never had professional photos taken. This gives you a little “try out” to make you that much more comfortable on your wedding day. You’ll get a feel for the way your photographer poses you, and when you get your photos back you’ll be able to see what your favorite ones are, and you can do that again for your wedding day and know that you’ll love your images.

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And the biggest, most important reason to do engagement photos: you get a chance to hang out with your photographer! This person will be spending a majority of your wedding day with you, up close and personal, and you want to make sure you like them. It’s a major bonus if your personalities click and you end up getting to hang out with someone you feel comfortable with when your big day rolls around. You want them to make you feel at ease, instead of any discomfort.