Should you hire a photographer to capture your engagement?

Engagement photography

Your marriage proposal may be great, but nothing will show the story as much as having a series of pictures that show the events and capture the emotions of the day.

It’s likely that you’ve been preparing yourself for this moment for a very long time. And so has your partner. If the proposal goes as planned, the both of you will be sharing your engagement story for many years to come.

Having a photographer won’t just add that extra element of surprise, but it will allow you to capture those precious moments where both of your lives changed forever.

What should you look out for if you choose to hire an engagement photographer?

Previous work/portfolio

Check out their previous work to see if the style is similar to what you want to capture.

Photography skill

Check their photography and editing skills to see if their skills align with your expectations.

Turnaround time

How soon are they able to provide the photos? In a few days, a few weeks or a few months.


Are they able to get creative and produce some unique shots? Or do they go for the standard pictures?


It’s really important that you find a photographer that’s happy to give you the exact shots that you want. There are some photographers who will only do things in their way, disregarding what type of photos you want.

How much will an engagement photographer cost?

It depends, but you should budget at least $1000 for a professional photographer. Although, you should be prepared to pay more depending on the photographer’s skills and ability to deliver the types of photos that you want.

Alternatively, you can always go with a friend, family member or peer. But then the risk of having an amateur do your photos is high, since the pictures may not turn out how you want them to.

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