Capturing your love story: The Benefits of Engagement Photos

April 9, 2024

Beyond just creating stunning images, an engagement session offers a chance to plan a break from wedding planning for a fun date night together. Let’s delve into why engagement photos are beneficial in more ways than one!

Memories to Cherish

Your engagement marks the beginning of a beautiful chapter in your life. Capturing this special time through professional photography allows you to preserve those precious moments for years to come. From candid laughs to tender embraces, these photos freeze-frame the essence of your love story.

Building Rapport with Your Photographer:

Your engagement session serves as a trial run for your wedding day photographer. It’s an opportunity to get to know them better, understand their style, and build a rapport. This familiarity can significantly enhance the comfort level on your wedding day, ensuring that your photographer captures your best moments effortlessly.

Stress Relief

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but an engagement photoshoot offers a refreshing break from the chaos. It’s a chance to focus solely on each other, away from seating charts and flower arrangements. Spending this time together can alleviate stress and remind you of the real reason you’re getting married – your love for one another.

Personalized Décor

Engagement photos aren’t just for albums; they can also be used to personalize your wedding décor. From save-the-dates to guest book covers, incorporating these images into your wedding adds a unique touch that reflects your personality as a couple.

Practice for the Big Day

For many couples, posing in front of a camera can feel awkward at first. Your engagement session provides valuable practice for your wedding day portraits. You’ll learn how to relax, pose naturally, and showcase your genuine connection, ensuring stunning photos on your special day.

Exploring Creativity

Engagement sessions offer a creative outlet to express your unique love story. Whether you opt for a beloved hiking trail or a glamorous city adventure at your favorite martini bar, the possibilities are endless. Let your imagination run wild and create images that reflect your personality as a couple.

In conclusion, engagement photos aren’t just about capturing pretty pictures – they’re about celebrating your love, building relationships, and creating lasting memories. So, before you say “I do,” take the time to capture the magic of this beautiful chapter in your journey together.

If you’re ready to follow along, I’d love to connect over on IG – @michellegodfreyphoto

Ready to book? Head right to my contact form on my website to inquire about your wedding date, I can’t wait to hear from you!


Photo: Michelle Godfrey Photo
Venue: The Avanti Mansion
Baker- Eucalypt Cake Artistry + Cafe
DJ- Toy Bros
Hair – Rachel Rizzo Hair & Makeup
Makeup – Laura Amaya Beauty
Floral – Ling’s Moments
Suit – Get Dressed Buffalo
Dress – Lovely Bride Rochester 
Alterations: Made by Anatomy



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