Engagement pictures matter.
We have heard it all. I have a "friend." We are sure you do. I mean, we all have friends don't we? If they were really a friend they would encourage you not to jack around having them photograph your engagement session. Why? Because this is the perfect time to get comfortable and in sync with your wedding photographer. You know, the actual person who will be there on your wedding day and has to learn all your crazy ticks. :)
Here is why engagement pictures should be important to you. First, allows you to learn how to work with your photographer and just as importantly, as the photographer, how to work with you. What you like, what you don't like, etc. Secondly, it gives you diversity with the imagery in your home. You don't want every picture to be of you in your dress and tuxedo or shot at the same time of year.
Engagement pictures will give you the diversity in art you are looking for in your home.