Is a Destination Engagement Session Right for You?
February 23, 2018
As you delve into wedding planning right after your engagement, it is easy to get wrapped up in the impending wedding plans and let your season of engagement pass you by. Sometimes engagement photography sessions end up serving as a bit of an afterthought or only take place because you need imagery for your save the date.

While an at-home engagement session is especially intimate, and a session in around your city may bring back fun memories, we absolutely love the idea of a destination engagement session!

Here are five ways to know if a destination engagement session is right for you.

In Lieu of a Destination Wedding


Maybe you're pining to satisfy your wanderlust but a destination wedding is out of your budget. A destination engagement session is a perfect compromise that will allow you to celebrate your union in a fun locale while having a wedding closer to home.

Your Current City Doesn't Feel Like Home


Maybe you both recently moved and the city where you're currently living doesn't quite feel like home. If you don't have an emotional connection to your local area and you don't feel the need to have pictures capturing life in that environment then why not travel someplace new? This is the perfect way to remember an adventure to a destination that's always been on your bucket list.

Celebrate Your Anniversary


If you've been planning a fun and monumental birthday or anniversary trip you have the perfect excuse to sneak in a destination engagement session while you're away! Why not commemorate that trip, and your engagement, with pictures together during your vacation?

Couples sometimes struggle to feel at ease in front of the camera. However, if you're kicking back on vacation you're sure to feel more relaxed and joyful, which will certainly shine through in the timeless images captured.

Capture Memories of a Cherished Place


Did you travel together to Portugal early in your relationship? Did you meet while studying abroad together in Greece? If there is a certain destination that is integral to your relational history then a destination engagement session is a wonderful way to pay homage to that aspect of your story!

Just Because!


Honestly, who needs an excuse to travel? We love the joy and excitement that comes from traveling and you are sure to cherish the images from a destination engagement session for years to come!

So, where do you start?


If you've already booked your wedding photographer, reach out to them and see if you can work it out to have them capture a destination session. Chances are, they may be doing some traveling over the next year and it could work to meet them in a destination they're already going to visit!

If it doesn't work to have your wedding photographer do a destination engagement session then consider a local photographer. Consult the Vendor Guide for reputable photographers are available in your chosen locale! After that, all you have to do is pack up and go!

Style Me Pretty Contributor - Hannah Nowack is a freelance writer, calligrapher, and event designer living in the Midwest. When she isn't working, you will find her decorating her Danish Modern-inspired apartment, frequenting the gourmet cheese counter, or enjoying a glass of Cabernet with friends.