Five Reasons to Schedule an Engagement Session


You’re probably thinking – “do I really need an engagement session?” The answer is enthusiastically YES!, and here are 5 reasons why.


laughing engagement session

If you’re currently on the fence about whether or not to schedule an engagement session, hop off that fence immediately. You need one. And I don’t say need lightly – “need” in same sense that I need a coffee in the morning or a margarita when I eat tacos. Here are our top 5 reason you need an engagement session!


1. You get to meet your photographer (and maybe your videographer, too)!

We always say it’s so important that we vibe with ya as people – if we can be friends it’s even better! An engagement session allows us to hang out and get to know each other a bit better in a much more chill environment. There’s a lot going on on wedding day; meeting your photographer & videographer for the first time shouldn’t be something you’re worried about while you’re in the HMU hot seat.

2. It’s a fun date night.

Think of it as a fun night out, doing something you love – together. I’m just there with my camera, telling you bad jokes. You can have a picnic, do a small hike, grab beers, go ice skating. Whatever your hearts desire. Whatever is most authentically you – do that.

3. You can get comfortable in front of the camera.

It’s probably one of the first times you’ve had professional photos done together, amiright? I’m sure you’re nervous! Knocking out the butterflies during your engagement session helps you know exactly what to expect on wedding day. Being afraid of the camera is the absolute last thing you need to think about on your wedding day!

4. Your photographer can learn the best ways to photograph you ahead of your wedding day.

Our job is to tell your story, whatever that may look like. Witnessing how you interact together – are you playful? Does touch come naturally? Do you laugh? Do you dance? Are you more reserved? An engagement session allows your photographer to learn who you are, individually and together, and can choose the best ways to encourage and prompt you to interact for your photos.

5. One more time for the people in the back – it’s so fun!

Finally, it’s just fun – especially if you let it. We could all use a little more fun these days, right?

Here are Ivy + Trey – full of dance moves, cuddles, and endless laughter.



As if you need more convincing, amiright?

Look at Erin + Connor’s sun-kissed engagement session & picnic.

Kelly + Christian jumped in a private pond at the end of their engagement session!

Or check out Nicole + Ryan’s Hoosier Pass session – the views were almost as pretty as they are.


Complimentary engagement sessions are included in all of our 8 hour collections, as well as our 6 hour photo + video collection. They are also available to add on to any other collection or book alone.


Crafting really beautiful films + photos for the wild at heart, Basecamp Visual is a Breckenridge, Colorado based videography and photography husband and wife duo, Dave & Shanna. Are you on the hunt for a creative storytelling team for your upcoming Breckenridge, Colorado intimate wedding or elopement? Interested in a session just because? Let’s talk about it! Contact us today to learn more.

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