There are many reasons it's important to take engagement photos and I've listed the more important ones below:
We'll get to know each other
Establishing a relationship with each other before your wedding will make a difference in the outcome of your wedding photos. I'll take note of how you interact with each other, your individual personalities and even your quirks. These details will help capture moments on the wedding day that are unique to just the two of you.
You'll Get to See Professional Photos of Yourselves Before the Wedding
The advantage of seeing professional pics before saying "I do" is you can let me know ahead of time if there are shots or angles you don't care for, and you can point out shots you do like too. Remember, communication is key. Tip: Have your hair and make-up trial done on the same day as your engagement session. This way, you get to see how it looks in photos and can let your stylists know if there's anything you'd like to change. Once you see your engagement images and get excited about them, you'll have more confidence in yourselves on your wedding day.
You'll Have Beautiful Photos to Use Pre-wedding
Once you have your engagement images, there are many things you can do with them. They can be given as gifts to family (your parents and grandparents would especially love a copy), or you can order a small album or portrait to hang in your home. You can also send an engagement picture to your hometown newspaper to announce your marriage, which can sometimes be important to your parents. The shots can also be used in your wedding program, wedding website or save-the-dates.