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Why It’s Important to Have an Engagement Shoot

Thinking of popping the question? There’s no doubt you’re under a lot of pressure – from choosing the right venue, to creating the perfect ambience, all the while ensuring she has absolutely no clue.

If you’re certain you’ve found “the one”, there’s no sense stalling. Got a great setting in mind? We’re here to help make it even greater!

With so many decisions to make, what’s most important (besides making sure you’re ready), is selecting the location that will mark the beginning of a memorable journey between you and your partner. Maybe you’re considering a lovely engagement Vasquez Rock, Malibu Beach, Laguna Beach, LACMA Lights or at Los Angeles Union Station, maybe even a Malibu Creek State Park – whatever your romantic venue, don’t forget to capture your special moments on camera!

Here are 3 reasons why you should hire a professional photographer for your engagemen


1.Sharing Your Story with Friends and Family

One of the great things about an engagement is the general element of privacy that makes everything about it so much more intimate, romantic and special.

Unlike weddings, engagements are not a crowded affair and certainly don’t require an audience – unless you’re proposing in a restaurant or a crowded setting, where the audience really only responds with applause.

Sometimes, the exclusion of friends and family from this big milestone in your life can be a bit of a downer, especially if you’ve worked yourself to the bone, figuring out the perfect way to ask “Will you marry me?”

Fortunately, with the right photographer, you can immortalize your efforts and re-live that big moment by sharing amazing photographs with loved ones.

It’s the Little Things

When arranging your engagement plans, it’s easy to get so caught up in the details that you forget to have fun. This is just as much about you as it is about your partner! Take a deep breath and let your photographer know about your insecurities. Not only does this take the pressure off, but allows the photographer to capture those sweet moments of vulnerability and fear when you thought you lost your engagement ring only to find it in your left pocket.

2.Falling in Love All Over Again

Unlike grand wedding ceremonies, engagements are generally humbler and more intimate. While it’s always lovely to revisit photographs of your wedding, there’s a tendency to forget the special moments that preceded the big day. Do yourself a favor and freeze those early memories forever and remember what it’s like to fall in love with your partner all over again!

Finding the Photographer For You

It’s tempting to let your amateur photographer friend do your engagement pictures, but just like weddings, engagements are a once in a lifetime event, and should be treated as such.

Karla Delgado is a professional Los Angeles-based photographer who’s been in the business since 2011. As a wedding photographer who also specializes in shooting engagements and maternity, she’ll go the extra mile to make sure your big day is everything you ever dreamed of!

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