November 26, 2019 /
5 Reasons to Print your Engagement Pictures
Friends. Did you have engagement photos taken? Or are you going to have them taken? Have you thought about why you’re having photos taken? I mean, we’re sure you’re putting in the time to plan specific outfits you’re going to wear, go shopping, get your hair, make-up and nails done, etc. If you’re putting that much time into photos, that’s awesome, we’re so glad you’re so excited!
BUT. Have you thought about what you’re going to do with those gorgeous engagement pictures when you get them back? Are you just hoping to get the most Instagrammable images ever? Or maybe you’re only looking for 1 Save the Date Picture. And maybe a nice picture to get your mom off your back. But what about you?
Have you and your honey talked about printing any of your engagement photos?
If you haven’t, it’s totally a discussion you should think about having. And not just because we, the photographers, are telling you to. But because printing those photos could be really, really good for your soul. And your relationship. Which is exactly what we’re talking about today. 🙂
So. Without further ado, let’s get to it. And along the way, we’re going to share some of our favorite images from Michelle and Tony’s gorgeous engagement session with you. 🙂
5 Reasons to Print your Engagement Pictures
1. It’s okay to love yourselves
Hello…. You love your honey. Why don’t you want to show it? It’s been scientifically proven that when kids see printed photos of themselves with their families on display in their homes that it improves their self confidence and self-value. And if printed photos can do that for kids, just imagine what it can do for you and your boo-thang.
Is it conceited to print a professional picture of you and your honey? Nope. Not at all. Especially if the image you choose to print is one that you absolutely LOVE. In fact, every time you walk by it, you’ll get all those good, giggly feel-good-feelings about your honey every single time. And that’s pretty hard to top.
2. It’s the everyday you
Most couples prefer normal-every-day-engagement-clothes-them instead of dressed-up-fancy-them on their walls. After all, these are images that are going to be in your home for a while. And you don’t always get dressed up in your wedding-clothes (at least we’re assuming you don’t). 8/10 of our couples prefer hanging their engagement photos in place of their wedding photos just because they’re a little more “them.”
3. You’re only engaged once
Never want to forget a moment of how it felt to be engaged? I mean, that’s why you had engagement photos taken in the first place, right? If that’s a big YES from you, then there’s one more reason to print from your engagement session. What’s a better reminder than walking by one of your very favorite engagement photos on the wall in your home every day?
I mean, sure, you could also open your phone, log onto Facebook, scroll through all of your photos until you find the date you posted the photo on. Or scroll through all of your albums until you find your photos. That works too we guess….. but we like to keep things good and simple around here.
4. You just moved and your walls are empty.
Yep. We 100% know that you just bought that house and you’re now house-poor. Who isn’t when you buy a new house?! But you know what’s way worse than being house-poor? Having empty walls that make you feel like you’re house-poor. Even if you only print your very, very favorite photo to hang in your new home it will automatically feel more homey.
Still in an apartment? That’s okay. Chances are you still want something on your walls, and it’s totally acceptable for that something to be your favorite image of you and your honey. And the best part about it is, when you do move? You’ll already have something to put on your newly empty walls. 🙂
5. You haven’t taken wedding pictures yet.
Wait…. Shouldn’t that be a reason why you shouldn’t print your engagement photos? You guys! No way! That’s even more of a reason for you TO print your engagement photos!! Or at least your very favorite!! Not only will you then have a gorgeous image for you home, but then you can also display your photo at your reception entrance. Or by your guestbook table.
And when you finally do have wedding photos ready? Well, friends. That’s what we like to call building a collection. Or in this case, a gallery wall. Your photographer will know what images and sizes you printed your engagement photos in and can help you design a gallery wall that includes your favorite wedding photos to build on to your already printed, already favorite engagement photos that you can’t live without.
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So. There you have it, friends. Our top 5 reasons why you should print your engagement photos. Still on the fence? We get it. It’s a big decision. BUT. Around here we’re big believers in hanging things on your wall that you love. And if that “No place like home” saying sign isn’t tugging at your heartstrings? There’s no reason why you can’t replace it with your very favorite engagement picture. Or at least add to it. 🙂
Michelle and Tony – Thank you so much for letting us create your engagement photos! We had so much fun with you both (and loving on Winston), and are so excited for your wedding next fall!
Feel like you’re missing something? Check out Michelle and Tony’s sneak peek here.