4 Reasons You Should Have Engagement Photos Taken Even If You’re Eloping.

Not sure if you need engagement photos? Check out these 4 reasons you should still do engagement photos even if you’re eloping.

Practice for the big day:

Reason # 1: Being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking for many people. Engagement photos provide a relaxed setting for you and your partner to become more comfortable with a photographer’s presence. This comfort will translate into more natural and genuine expressions, resulting in beautiful and authentic photographs.

Capture your pre-elopement chapter:

Reason #2: Even if you’re eloping, it’s important to capture your pre-marriage chapter. This is an opportunity do a fun activity or have one of your favorite hobbies together captured. Engagement photos ensure that the moments leading up to your special day are preserved. These photos serve as a time capsule, allowing you to revisit the excitement, anticipation, and joy in the period before your elopement.


Reason #3: You may choose to send out an announcement of your upcoming elopement or if you’re looking at doing an intimate wedding, these are great for invites.

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Connect with your photographer:

Reason #4: This may be the most important, having engagement photos taken allows to you get to know and be more comfortable with your photographer. Engagement sessions offer a glimpse into your photographer’s working style and methodology. You can witness how they direct poses/ prompts, handle lighting, and create a comfortable atmosphere during a shoot.

If these 4 Reasons You Should Have Engagement Photos Taken Even If You’re Eloping inspired to do an adventure engagement session, I’m here to help bring your vision to life. My name is Mattie, and I specialize in outdoor love stories! Based in Portland, Oregon, I focus on making your engagement and elopement dreams a reality. With a passion for adventure, I love capturing authentic moments for couples who crave an experience as unique as their relationship. Whether you envision a proposal or portraits in a forest, on a mountain vista, or as the sun sets over the ocean waves, I’ll document every moment of your extraordinary day.

So, what are you waiting for? Reach out, and let’s start planning the Adventure Engagement Sesion of your dreams. I can’t wait to be a part of your incredible adventure!

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