b'Inspiration is everywhere collect screenshots of photos you love on social media and online to give your photographer an idea of what your looking for.Engagement photosIf your photography package doesnt include engagementphotos, and you dont think theyre worth the extra cost, were about to convince you otherwise.Get to know your photographerYour photographer is the one vendor you will spend every minute of your wedding day with. Theyre going to get up close and per-sonal, be front and center for intimate moments, and to follow and document every move you make. Thats why its so important to make sure you get along. An engagement shoot allows you to learn how your photographer works, get used to his or her style and rhythm, and helps you to develop a bond before the big day!Become comfortable in front of the camera INDIA EARL PHOTOGRAPHY Posing for photos can be awkward. Spending a few hours with your photographer at your engagement shoot will make you more com-fortable with posing and smiling for the camera. Plus, both you and your photographer will learn your best angles to ensure you end up with gorgeous wedding photos.Use the photos for your save-the-dates,76%guest book, or wedding websiteInstead of a generic save-the-date card, send a photo of you and your fianc holding a chalkboard with your of couples post about wedding date. You could also create a scrapbook of well their engagement on social media. wishes and advice from your guests next to your engage-ment photos to flip through after your wedding! Its true that engagement photos arent necessary to create either of these, but they add a unique and personal touch.Have professional photos of you and your fiancNIKIA WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY The majority of the photos you and your fianc have together are probably selfies. There may be the occasional group shot with friends or on vacation, but this is your chance to have professional, quality photos taken of you! These sessions can capture playful, flir-tatious, romantic, intimate, and candid moments shared between you and your fianc. They show real emotion and are beautiful representations of your relationship.Make memories with your fianc Planning your wedding can be such a hectic and chaotic time that you dont get to enjoy a quiet moment with your fianc! Havingan engagement session will allow you a moment to enjoy beingengaged. Youll get to have fun being goofy and romantic andcreate happy memories together. When you look back, do youwant to remember how stressed you were or the laughs and smiles you shared with your fianc during your engagement shoot?CARLY RAE HOBBINS PHOTOGRAPHY116TODAYS BRIDE|8-12 MONTHS UNTIL I DO|PHOTOGRAPHY'