1. The chance to get to know your photographer.
When a couple meets their wedding photographer one of the things that they usually say is " I don't really like having my photograph taken" or " I'm not very photogenic" and they sometimes feel nervous about the fact that on their wedding day they will be centre of attention for the camera. An engagement shoot allows the couple to get to feel at ease with their photographer and as these sessions are usually short they will allow the photographer to show them that they really do look good for the camera. A good working relationship with your photographer is so important as the better this relationship is, the better the photographs will be.
2. Get to know the photographers style
This allows the photographer to have a "dry run" before the wedding day of a couple of poses that they are likely to use and to help the couple feel relaxed in front of the camera. During the E shoot the couple can have fun dressed up in casual clothes and really have a laugh and they will have some great photos to show their family and friends.
3. For a smooth running on their wedding day
Your wedding day is for you to enjoy with your guests and this is why you spend so much time and money in making sure that it is just the way you want it. By having an e shoot the couples will know what type of poses their photographer will aim to achieve and less time will be spent trying to convince the happy couple about how they will look in the photographs. This is also a big benefit for their guests as many photographers take the bride and groom away for hours and the guests hardly see them and in some instances the couple miss many important parts of their day.
4. Use the photographs that are taken.
E shoots are very useful to use on your wedding day - you may want to have some of the images on a slideshow for your guests to see, a signing book or frame is a great addition to any wedding so that your guests can leave messages for you that you will cherish for ever and you could use some of the images for "save the date" cards or anything that you want.
5. Why not? Its your wedding, treat yourself and have fun
With all of the stress of planning your big day this is one way of relaxing and having fun as a couple who are about to embark on one of the happiest times of their life. Its nice to have professional photographs taken of yourselves and its a great way to meet up with your photographer and feel comfortable in front of the camera.