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A Yorkshire Wedding Photographer's Guide to Engagement Sessions

Colour image of a man and a woman kissing during their Engagement Shoot. Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

You've probably heard about and seen engagement photos, but what are they and what is the point of them? As a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, we firmly believe that engagement sessions are an invaluable addition to your wedding photography experience. Let's explore why these sessions are a cherished investment and a delightful start to your Wedding celebrations.

Man kissing girl on head whilst leaning on a fence, during their engagement session.  Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Joe and Kathryn during their Engagement Session

Engagement sessions offer a chance for you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your Wedding. The idea of being photographed can be a tad nerve-wracking, and for most couples, being in front of a camera can be a bit daunting. You might worry about looking stiff, awkward, or overly posed. An engagement session is the perfect antidote. It's a time to break the ice, get to know your photographer better, and most importantly, build a connection. The experience helps build a rapport with your photographer, helping build a connection that translates into more natural and candid photos on your Wedding day.

Engagement sessions allow you to choose a location that holds significance for your relationship. Whether it is where you first met, your favourite park or a place that has sentimental value, the setting becomes an integral part of your love story. They could even be at your Wedding venue, to scout for the best photo spots. This ensures that you make the most of your chosen location, discovering hidden gems and unique settings that will make your photos truly unforgettable.

Feeling a bit camera-shy? Don't worry; your engagement session serves as a gentle introduction to the world of posing. We'll guide you through flattering poses and angles, ensuring you look your absolute best and feel at ease. These sessions are a chance for you to relax, be yourselves, and spend some quality time together.

Man and Woman posing next to a fence during their engagement session.  Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire
Ross and Holly during their Engagement Session

The photos from your engagement session can be used in your Wedding. From save-the-date cards and Wedding invitations to personalised décor at your Wedding venue, these images will help personalise your day.

Brides - engagement sessions also provide a great chance for you to test your hair and makeup for your wedding day. You can see how everything looks in photos and make any necessary adjustments, ensuring you look flawless on your big day.

As you see the incredible engagement photos and realize how amazing you both look together, your confidence will naturally receive a boost. This newfound self-assuredness shines through in your photos, making them even more stunning. You'll walk into your wedding day with the knowledge that you're going to rock your photos, and that confidence will make a world of difference.

Finally, they are a chance to create memories! As you look back on these images throughout your life, you will be reminded of this special time of anticipation and excitement.

Blurred image of man and woman, with their hands together in focus during their engagement session.  Image captured by Yorkshire Wedding Photographer, JLH Photography Yorkshire

Our newly launched All Inclusive and Essentials Wedding Packages come with an engagement session included. These are optional, but we highly recommend booking these in around one to two months before your big day. If you've booked us prior to January 2024, engagement sessions can be added on to your booking for just £100!

If you're on the hunt for a dedicated, experienced, and creative Yorkshire Wedding Photographer to capture your special day, look no further - we might be the one you've been searching for!

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