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the ENGAGEMENT SHOOT
Some couples decide to have an engagement session before their wedding often because they want images for their Save the Date Cards, Order of Service, Signing Frame or simply because they want some professional portrait photographs of the two of them at this very special time in their lives. Whatever the reason an engagement session can be a lovely way to experience what it’s like to be photographed by a professional before their wedding.
The shoot is relaxed and fun and generally lasts a couple of hours (about an hour or so of shooting) and it gives us a bit of time to get to know each other a little before the wedding.
We’ll agree a location beforehand and I usually encourage my couples to choose somewhere different in style to their wedding venue but still somewhere that they both love as this will have a significance as part of their overall wedding journey.
The seasons, of course, will change the look of the images and some locations may be better at different times of the year than others. Some couples bring a change of outfit or layers so that they can get a variety of looks in their pictures, but it’s not necessary.
I don’t do formal ‘posing’ but rather I will give you some gentle direction to encourage you to be yourselves on camera. This may sound a little daunting but don’t worry I’m not expecting you to behave in any way that you don’t already. My aim is for you to feel comfortable being together in that moment, just as you will on your wedding day, so I can capture genuine, not contrived, moments between you.
Following the shoot your photos will be put into a personal online gallery for you to share with family and friends.
Engagement Photography Information