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Rockstar February 2021

One of the First Things to Do Once You Get Engaged!!! (Engagement Shoots)

RaylaSan, on January 4, 2021 at 5:48 PM Posted in Parties and Events 0 11
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I think everyone can tell you that, of course, one of the first things you should do ounce you get engaged, and are at the early stages of wedding planning, is the usual, choose a date, set a budget, talk about the guest count, etc. That's just basic information that you've probably already guessed. However, I believe, one of the first things you should do before you even start wedding planning is getting your engagement photos taken.


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One of the first things I ever did before I even started wedding planning, was, that I got my engagement photos taken. Honestly, getting your engagement shoot done just gives you so many more advantages when you're ready to finally start planning your wedding fully. It's a wonderful experience you and your fiancee get to have, and It's just so nice to have professional photos done of you and your soulmate.


1) It's a great way to celebrate your engagement
Instead of celebrating your engagement with a party, you can celebrate it with beautiful photos taken of you and your fiancee! Also, since COVID exists you can show off the photos to friends and family, instead of throwing a party.

2) A good way to way to get your feet wet
Planning your engagement shoot is actually a good way to wedding plan, without going through the stressful part of wedding planning. Not only do you get to choose extremely cute outfits you and your fiancee can wear, you also get to choose where you want your photos taken, and you also get a head-start in choosing what photographer you want to go with. It's also a great way to practice getting comfortable in front of a camera.

3) You can use these photos everywhere
I use my engagement photos everywhere, not only do I use it on my social media profiles; I've used it on my Save The Dates, my wedding website, and even my Bridal Party Boxes! I think one of the best things I've done with my engagement photos, was that I used it to create my own Engagement Photo album, which my fiancee and I treasure dearly.


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A very low res photo of the engagement album I made.

4) Something FUN and stress free to do
Contrary to popular belief, wedding planning is the most stressful, tear-jerking, panic-ridden, anxiety inducing adventure you will go through. Don't get me wrong, some of it is fun, but most of it's actually really stressful. I'm just gonna be honest when I say It's a lot more fun to plan a photoshoot than it is to plan a wedding.

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Latest activity by Natalie, on January 4, 2021 at 11:39 PM
  • Chantelle
    Devoted October 2021
    Chantelle ·
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    I love it! Congratulations, you guys look amazing!
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I love the engagement album idea! What company did you use to create it?
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  • RaylaSan
    Rockstar February 2021
    RaylaSan ·
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    I use Snapfish to make all my albums. ^_^
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    While it's a great idea in theory, most don't get around to hiring a photographer and eventually taking pictures until well into the engagement
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  • RaylaSan
    Rockstar February 2021
    RaylaSan ·
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    Yeah, I know, which is why I wrote the article because I personally think it's better to do it sooner rather than later.
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
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    Awesome, thanks for sharing! I'll have to look into that.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    We didn't get our engagement photos taken until 7months after we were engaged lol we jumped right into wedding planning. We originally had photos planned to happen in may but with the pandemic we didn't get them taken until June. We did use them for our save the dates!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I took my engagement photos before i set a date and got a venue too!

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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    One of the first things we did after getting engaged was go through premarital counselling!
    I found engagement photos to be stressful (for me), but I may be the outlier.
    I felt like I had to do several things to prepare such as get my hair professionaly done at the salon, get my make-up professionally done, get my nails professionally done and get my body waxed. It was a lot of time and $$$$.Whew, so much that I've decided to skip getting my makeup done for my wedding.
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  • Nicole
    VIP September 2020
    Nicole Online ·
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    We had a long engagement (2+ years) and didn't get our engagement photos done until a year after he proposed. I wanted my e-shoot and wedding photographers to be the same, so it was important that I found them before scheduling a shoot. It was nice doing it that far in because it gave us something to look forward to during the long engagement.

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  • Natalie
    Expert November 2020
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    I’d suggest waiting until you find a wedding photographer to get the photos, as many include a free engagement shoot in the package, and it allows you to build a relationship with them before the big day! Using the same photographers for both really allowed us to feel comfortable with them on our wedding day, and we knew that their work was what we were looking for!
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