Girl laughing on bed as fiancé hugs her during an in home engagement session with Buffalo based photographer Jessy Herman Photo

Top 4 Reasons to Take Engagement Photos

You’re engaged, congrats! *virtual hug!* You may be in the early stages of wedding planning, scrolling through Pinterest for wedding inspiration and making to-do lists. Something you may be thinking is, “Should we have engagement photos taken? Do we need them?” Having worked with many couples wondering the same question, consider these top four reasons to do an engagement session!

Collage of photos showing a casual dressed couple on their engagement session in an open field in front of water.
  1. To celebrate your engagement 

You’re only engaged a small period of time. You deserve to celebrate this sweet season of your life together with photos you can always look back on. After your engagement session is over, keep the fun going and treat yourselves to a date night while you’re all dressed up! 

  1. You’ll have nice photos for save-the-dates (and your wedding website)

Whether you’re making your own save the dates or working with a pro to create custom wedding invitations, you may want a photo or two incorporated. Having a variety of professional photos will make this much easier than digging through your cell phone for an old photo to use. Plus, your designer will thank you for a high quality image.

  1. Get comfortable in front of the camera

For most people, this is the first time they’ve hired a professional photographer and the thought of having a camera in your face can be a little scary, simply because you don’t know what to expect. Having engagement photos taken allows you to get more comfortable and shake any nerves you might feel. You’ll be surprised how laid back and fun it actually is!

4. Connect with your photographer

Engagement sessions are a great opportunity to get to know your wedding photographer, both in their creative process and as a person. Of all your vendors, your wedding photographer is with you nearly the entire day. It’s important you feel good with them.⁣ Come wedding day, it will feel more like hanging out with a friend rather than a stranger with a camera in your face.

Ready to book your engagement session?! If so, head to my contact form. I’d love to talk, dream up something amazing to make your engagement sesh super personal, and have some fun!

Want to see more engagement sessions? Here’s an entire couples gallery full of fun loving engagement photos!


Love & Kindness, Jessy




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I'm a wife to my high school sweetheart and mama to our baby boy, Andrew. And our family wouldn’t be complete without our sweet rescue pup, Mia. We’re based in Buffalo, New York and completely in love with Western New York. 

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