Why Book a Los Angeles Engagement Session?

a couple poses on a beach during an engagement session with Los Angeles Photographer Photos By Victoria Smith at Newport beach

Hey there, lovebirds and soon-to-be hitched couples! If you’ve got a shiny new engagement ring on your finger and wedding planning is in full swing, don’t forget to pencil in an engagement session with your trusty Los Angeles wedding photographer. You might be wondering, “Do we really need an engagement shoot?” Well, buckle up, because we’ve got five fantastic reasons why a Los Angeles engagement session is the perfect icing on the wedding cake!

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A couple poses at an Orange county Engagement Session with Los Angeles Photographer Photos By Victoria Smith

1. Practice Makes Perfect (Pictures):

Let’s be real, unless you’re secretly supermodels, posing in front of a camera might feel a bit awkward at first. An engagement session is like the dress rehearsal before the big event. You’ll get to know your photographer’s style, find your best angles, and figure out how to smize (smile with your eyes, Tyra Banks would be proud). By the time your wedding day arrives, you’ll be striking poses like a seasoned pro. We will revisit some of the same poses and movements during your wedding day, so you will be comfortable and posing like a pro when the time comes!

The couple sits at a taco bell table and enjoys a fast food lunch in a booth at taco bell in Los Angeles

2. Love, Laughter, and Lemons:

Picture this: you’re snuggled up with your better half in a cozy park, laughing at each other’s inside jokes, and stealing kisses like you’re the only two people in the world. An engagement session isn’t just about getting stunning photos, it’s about capturing your love story in its most natural form. It’s a chance to show off your personalities, quirks, and your ability to make memories. During the planning process we will talk about any special items or locations you want to include to make your gallery scream YOU!

a couple in neutral clothing poses on the beach during their engagement session. They stand holding hands.

3. It’s a Date! (Without the Stress):

With wedding planning in the mix, date nights can sometimes be replaced with seating charts and cake tastings. But fear not! Your engagement session is essentially a double date with your photographer. You get to take a break from wedding stress, focus on each other, and relish in the romantic vibes.

4. Pinterest-Worthy Save-the-Dates:

Sure, your wedding invitation suite is going to be drop-dead gorgeous, but let’s not forget about those save-the-dates! An engagement session provides you with a treasure trove of photos that are perfect for those pre-wedding announcements. Whether you’re aiming for a rustic vibe, a modern cityscape, or a whimsical fairytale, your engagement session sets the tone for your upcoming nuptials in a beautifully unique way.

5. Memories, Milestones, and Merriment:

Long after your wedding day, when you’re celebrating anniversaries and reminiscing about your journey together, these engagement photos will be cherished reminders of where it all began. They’re like tiny time capsules that capture your love at this exciting and fleeting moment in your lives. Plus, they make for delightful stories to tell your future kids (and maybe even grandkids) about how Grandma and Grandpa were just a couple of young romantics once upon a time.

So there you have it, lovebirds! An engagement session isn’t just a photoshoot; it’s a joyful celebration of your love, a sneak peek into your life together, and a chance to make lasting memories before the “I do’s.” So go ahead and embrace the opportunity to strike a pose, giggle like teenagers, and get a sneak peek of the picture-perfect fairytale that’s about to unfold. Your future selves will thank you for it!

So, are you ready to book your Southern California engagement session? If so, I would love to hear all about it! Head to my contact form here to start the conversation.

Want to see some samples of recent Los Angeles engagement sessions?

Laguna Beach Engagement Session

Taco Bell Engagement Session

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