Get to Know Your Photographer

Once you've chosen your wedding set a date with them to get your engagement pictures taken. It's better to take them sooner rather than later, so you're not stressing to get them done when you're in full-on wedding planning mode. Establishing a relationship with your photographer before your wedding will make a difference in the outcome of your wedding photos. Spend about an hour or two getting to know your pro, listening to them, having fun with them, and then get photographed. 

Professional Photos to Use Prewedding

Once you have your engagement images, there are many things you can do with them. They can be given as gifts to family or you can make yourselves a small album or order a portrait to hang in your home. You can also send an engagement picture to your hometown newspaper to announce your marriage, which can sometimes be important to your parents. The shots can also be used in your wedding program, wedding website, save-the-dates, or thank you cards. If you do choose to self-publish your engagement images, get permission from your photographer, which I send out a print release. Beyachance Media allows you to use the photos and publish as long as you give me credit in your postings.