When you book me to photograph your wedding I always include an ‘engagement photography session’ or ‘pre-wedding shoot’ – I love them for so many reasons! Firstly it’s a great way for us to get to know each other better before the day. You’ll spend a fair bit of time with me on your wedding day and I want you to feel totally relaxed so you can forget I’m there and I can do my best work.
Practise makes perfect!
The shoot is also a great chance for you & your partner to practise posing together! Whether you are a naturally romantic couple or not – it’s not always the easiest to relax in front of the camera. I want to reflect who you are as a couple in a beautiful and authentic way.
Location, location, location!
Choosing the right location is so important! I have a list of beautiful choices or we can choose somewhere that means a lot to you as a couple. We almost always shoot at golden hour (the hour before sunset) for the most beautiful light. These sessions are always taken mid-week which means we avoid any crowds at popular spots.
Want to do something fun?
I always like to encourage my couples to step outside of their comfort zone a little… have fun, show off a hobby or just jump into a freezing river with me! There really is nothing better to loosen you up and show some personality. 80% of my couples do just opt to have a beautifully relaxing walk at sunset but even if we are just adding in a Champagne toast it can be a really lovely addition!
Styling is key
I’ve left this for last as it really is the most important thing to make your session come together! I want you to be comfortable, be yourself but also look back and love how you look. So I always say ‘match without matching’. You and your partner need to be on the same page – if one of your turns up in a ball gown & the other in sweatpants it’s not going to work! Colour palette is so important – you need to be within the same tones. Need some ideas? My Pinterest is full of great inspiration!
Not booked me for your wedding but still want to work together?
I take a limited number of ‘engagement only’ clients a year – full pricing can be found on my website!
Ready to book in for your engagement photography? Just fill out the contact form on my website and we can start planning something beautiful!