Why Having the Same Photographer for Your Wedding and Engagement Session is a Must


April 13, 2023

As a wedding photographer in Indiana, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing a ton of wonderful and beautiful wedding days, and something I will always recommend to any couple is having the same photographer for both your engagement session and your wedding day.  When choosing a wedding photographer there are so many important things to think about, some of the most important being, the photos themselves, making sure they are high quality, and beautiful images.  Then the second is that you have a luxury experience from the early stages of planning all the way through your album delivery with your wedding photos.  This among other reasons we will go over in this blog is why working with your photographer for both your engagement session along with your wedding is BEYOND important.

Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer, especially when choosing an Indiana wedding photographer, it’s important to note that many wedding photographers begin booking out their seasons over a year in advance, and only take a certain number of weddings year-round.  This is why if you are planning to inquire with your dream photographer, you will want to book them sooner rather than later. 

One of the great things about using the same photographer for your engagement session as well as your wedding is that most wedding photographers give their wedding clients priority when it comes to choosing dates for their engagement sessions as well.  This means you’re more likely to be able to book your engagement session for a Friday or weekend date, and you won’t necessarily have to choose your engagement session date right away.  Your wedding photographer will be able to walk you through booking your engagement session and help you to make sure you’re booking it at the right time for you and your wedding timeline.

Your Wedding Day Experience

As I mentioned above, one of the most important reasons to have the same photographer for both your wedding and your engagement session is the experience that comes with it.  When working with each of my couples it is beyond important to me to get to know your vision for your wedding day.  When you book an engagement session with me prior to photographing your wedding, we are able to break the ice and get used to working with one another. 

This will help us to create timeless images that fit your personalities, tell your love story, and document your wedding day in a way that preserves the purest moments of your day.  As your Indiana-based wedding photographer documenting your engagement session before your wedding day will help us to create an experience that allows you to relax and focus on what’s really important for the day, which is the love you share for one another!

Cohesive Images

As important as the experience you have throughout the planning process and on your wedding day is, the photos that preserve your story and your legacy are just as important. This is one of the biggest and most obvious reasons why you should hire the same photographer for your engagement session that you plan to have document your wedding day.

The wedding photographer you end up hiring, you are hiring for a lot of reasons, and one of them is the quality of their work. Knowing that you’ll receive the same level of quality for both your engagement session as well as your wedding offers you peace of mind in addition to incredible photos that you can look back on and cherish for the rest of your lives together. If you do go the route of having different photographers for your wedding and engagement session a lot of times the photos will feel a bit disjointed. This leads to a lack of cohesion when you want to look back and reminisce on this time together.

Getting to Know One Another

One of my favorite parts of photographing both the engagement session as well as the wedding of my couples as an Indiana-based wedding photographer is getting to know them prior to their wedding day!  One of the biggest reasons I am able to document those pure moments on your wedding day that allow you to relive them is that I take the time to get to know both of you so I can ensure you’re comfortable in front of the camera.

An engagement session and wedding day are often the first times most of my couples have been in front of a camera for extended periods of time, which is always a little weird at first. Having a full engagement session where we get to know one another as well as what it’s like to interact with one another in front of a camera means that when it comes time for your wedding day you’ll be more comfortable in front of the camera and I’ll know exactly what to say and do to get you feeling your absolute best!

Posing and Communication

Along with getting to know what it’s like to be in front of a camera, an engagement session also allows us to get used to communicating with one another.  We will be able to try out poses and prompts that help you to feel natural in front of the camera prior to the wedding day.  I will also be able to get to know what kind of posing and interactions help you to feel the most comfortable so that when your wedding day arrives I can cater my experience to you and your love.  Engagement sessions also open up a line of communication between us where you can further describe your vision for your wedding day and what you hope your end images might look like so when your wedding day comes around you’re 100% certain that the photos we’re taking capture your vision perfectly.

My Experience as an Indiana Wedding Photographer

Creating an effortless and luxurious experience for my clients is of the utmost importance to me when working as an Indiana wedding photographer.  I know that your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and I also know the investments that you are putting into your wedding day, which is why it is crucial to be able to work with me from the early stages of planning all the way through your wedding day.  I take the time to get to know each of my clients, and what the vision for their wedding day looks like prior to arriving on the day. 

When working with you for your engagement session prior to your wedding day you are able to get to know me as a person as I am able to get to know you.  This trust that is built during your engagement session sets us up for an AMAZING experience when I arrive on your wedding day.  This trust helps you to feel comfortable and completely fall into the experience I create for you when documenting these intimate moments. 

Now that you’ve read all the pros that come along with having the same photographer for your wedding as your engagement session I’m sure there’s no doubt in your mind that it’s the best way to go. With the experience, you’ll have for both sessions, to the photos you’ll receive, and everything in-between it really is a must for any couple! If you’re ready to book me as your Indiana-based photographer, for your wedding and engagement session, head on over to my contact page to send me an inquiry!


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