Why Use the Same Photographer for Engagement & Wedding Photos

Hey!

We’re so excited to be talking with you today about why it’s important to use the same photographer for both your wedding  engagement photos! This might seem like a silly topic or something that doesn’t really  matter, but we promise that this one thing can make your wedding day experience so much better! Now, before we get too far in, let us start by saying we don’t think this is 100% the best decision for every couple on the planet, but for most couples it is.

It can save you $$$

Yep, that’s right! You can sometimes save money by using your wedding photographer for your engagement photos. A lot of photographers offer a discounted engagement session or even a complimentary session with their wedding packages! We actually gift all of our K&A couples with one because we believe in them so much. 

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We loved getting to travel to Montgomery for Rachel & Kyle’s engagement photos!

For Comfort’s Sake

We’d say that 9/10 couples we have in front of the camera feel pretty awkward at first, which is totally normal! We strongly urge all of our couple’s to do an engagement session with us so they can work through their nerves at their own pace. It’s a safe space where you won’t have 90 other things to worry about (like they will on their wedding day). So, by the time you get to your wedding they feel comfortable & confident behind the camera which shows in your photos! You’ll know what it feels like to work with them which will erase any stress about that for the wedding day.

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For Your Photographer’s Sake

We LOVE getting to do engagement sessions with our couples. It’s a great time for us to get to you know, to see how you interact, and what works for you. Once we’ve worked with you we get a feel for how we need to approach your wedding day. 

Every couple is different, so our approach on your wedding day should be right for you. The engagement session allows us to that because we know what is best for you specifically. 

Wedding Photographers in Birmingham, Alabama Katie & Alec Photography - Why Use The Same Photographer for Wedding & Engagement Photos
We only had about 10-15 minutes for their couple’s photos. Because they knew what to expect & we knew how to work with them it was a breeze!

It’s a Time-Saver

Your wedding day will fly by. There are so many things to do, people to see, and so little time to do it all. When it comes to photos, if we’ve worked with you before its easier to work with you again. That means we don’t have to take extra time out on the wedding day. We won’t need to walk you through posing or get you comfortable beforehand. We can jump right into portraits without it phasing you.

In a more practical way, if your timeline gets messed up, this can save the day. Some times things happen and a hair & makeup artist takes too long or someone gets lost on the way to the venue. While we hate the idea of that, we prep for everything. If we get in a pinch, and you already know what to do, we can get so many more photos in less time.

Even if you have a friend with a camera who wants to offer free photos as they learn… or say your family wants to take them… no matter where else you can get them done it’s so worth it in benefits to have a session done with your wedding photographer. We promise, it’s a great decision!

Blessings,

Katie & Alec

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