A destination engagement photo session is basically going away to have the engagement photos taken in a different city from where the wedding is going to be at.
We have been doing more of these shoots in the last years and is maybe because it become popular for adventurous couples.
Usually the destination is somewhere with beautiful landscapes, a beach, an epic city, the place where “everything” started, his/her home town or a place that have a special meaning to the couple.
But why you should plan a destination engagement? Here are our top four reasons:
Reason #1: Have a different setting than your wedding day
Let’s say you’re planning a beach wedding but love big cities like New York or Chicago, then you should definitely plan a destination engagement session. More than anything, you want your photos to be completely different and if you enjoy traveling you’ll also start creating more memories together.
Reason #2: For an “Earlymoon” before the planning starts
The 1st time we had heard from an “Earlymoon” was from a couple last year that took a vacation to relax and forget about the wedding planning. With all the stress and the decision making, going away and get these photos done in that place you enjoy is a pretty good excuse.
Reason #3:Visit family and old Friends
When life gets busy and getting to meet all of your fiancé’s family and closest friends before the wedding could be difficult, planning a short trip to her/his hometown could be the solution and a great opportunity to do you E-session
Reason #4: Get to know your photographer
Last but not least, you won’t regret being in front of the camera before the big day. Seriously guys, you have no idea how important is to spend a fun session with your photographer before the actual wedding day. It would put you on ease and you would go from “I look awkward in front of the camera” or “I don’t know what to do with my hands” to “I got this” and “this is actually fun, can we do it again tomorrow?”. True story! ;)
“Travel open your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.”Paula Bendfeldt