Reasons to Capture Your Engagement Session at your Wedding Venue | Engagement Session Tips

An engagement session is a great way to capture the love and joy between you and your future spouse! If you aren’t sure about where to capture your engagement session, why not consider having it at your wedding venue? Doing an engagement session at your wedding venue has several advantages! Not only can you get comfortable in the space, but you can also get a feel for its potential before your big day. Additionally, you can use the photos for your wedding decor and get a different look than on your wedding day. It is also the perfect excuse to revisit the venue before the wedding and celebrate this moment with your fiancé. As you celebrate, you can envision how your magical day will unfold. With all these benefits, there is no wonder why so many couples opt for an engagement session at their wedding venue.

Scope Out the Venue

The main benefit to capturing your engagement session at your wedding venue is to scope out the entire property before the big day. You have the chance to explore the space and envision yourself and your partner there. While your photographer captures your gorgeous engagement photos, you will also get a better idea of which poses and perspectives are best for your wedding photos! You can practice poses like the iconic dip and kiss! You can discuss with your photographer ahead of time which areas you want to highlight or avoid, if any, on your wedding day. It also gives you the chance to get comfortable in the space and get used to the lighting and background. This will make it easier for you to capture the perfect shot on your wedding day.

Get a different look

Capturing your engagement portraits at your wedding venue will allow you to capture an entirely different look! Maybe your wedding is in the winter or fall and you’d love summer photos at your wedding venue! You’ll be able to see the venue you love so much in a different season. Then on your wedding day, you can recreate photos from your engagement session with a different natural scenery or inside decor. Most wedding venues look gorgeous all year round. However, autumn will have a completely different look than springtime blossoms and lush greenery.  Both are magical! Hosting your engagement portraits at your wedding venue allows you to capture the best of both worlds!

Incase of Inclement Weather

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable and uncontrollable. Therefore, there is always a chance for inclement weather on your wedding day. Capturing your engagement session at your wedding venue may guarantee the beautiful photos you dreamed about out in the garden or on the terrace. You fell in love with your wedding venue for a reason. Likely, part of the reason was the beautiful views or spots around the property you envisioned for your wedding photos. Having an engagement session at your wedding venue allows you to capture outdoor photos in those favorite locations, just in case you end up with bad weather on your wedding day! 

You Love Your Wedding Venue

As I just mentioned, you chose your wedding venue for a reason! You picked it out of all the other options to hold one of the most important days of your life. Not only do you love the place, but it is special to you and your partner. I would venture that you would rather hold your engagement session at your venue rather than settling for another location just to be different. Having photos together in the place where you will say “I do” will make your photos even more special and meaningful. 

Doing your engagement session at your wedding venue is a great way to capture your love in a place that is special to you. Not only that, but you can get a feel for the space and practice for the big day. You and your fiancé will get stunning images in one of your favorite spots that you will remember forever. It also guarantees you outdoor photos in case of inclement weather on your wedding day. Lastly, it’s a great way to capture your love and emotion in the place where you’ll exchange vows, creating beautiful keepsakes to look back on for years to come. 

Amber Dawn Photography specializes in light and airy, natural, and romantic wedding photography.  With a penchant for estate weddings, Amber strives to create timeless images that reflect the romanticism in soft hues, capturing for posterity the many facets of the love that is the reason for the celebration.  To view more of Amber’s work, click here to view her wedding portfolio. If you are interested in learning more about working with Amber, please inquire with her today! 

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