Ok, let’s talk engagement shoots. As a wedding photographer, they’re one of my favourite things because they’re such a great way to get to know you before your big day arrives and all those nerves start jangling.
A sweet, laid-back couple shoot really can bring on the calm and help you relax in front of the camera. You find out what it’s like to work with me, I get to know what makes you tick and together we create some gorgeous shots that get your wedding story off to a beautiful start.
Nobody feels natural in front of the lens right away, so I always keep engagement shoots very laid back. It’s about making you comfortable and building a connection between us, because that’s how we’ll get the best wedding photos too.
We’ll start with tea and a chat (always!). Then, while the two of you walk and talk, I’ll take some relaxed, informal shots. Now be warned, I’m an old romantic, so there will be some hand holding – and let’s face it, probably some kissing. But nothing’s forced and there’s no rush. Wedding days often have tight schedules, but on couple shoots time’s on our side. It’s all about capturing those intimate little moments between the two of you.
Tips for a great engagement shoot:
- Pick a location that means something to you (or ask me for some ideas!)
- Choose comfortable clothes in stand-out colours
- Avoid big, bulky bags and coats
- Don’t forget your engagement ring
- Go for it and show off your style
I mean it on that last point – if you’ve always fancied a flower crown, now’s your moment! If you’d like to book a session, or chat some more, give me a ring on 0774 548 6962 or drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get to know each other!