So why book an engagement shoot?
Initially this is a perfect opportunity to get to know me as a photographer and also for you to become comfortable in front of the camera. Most people freeze as soon as a camera appears, some people are natural models. For those people that feel more uncomfortable in front of a camera this is a great chance to gain confidence and become use to a stranger being around snapping away.
It’s also a time that as a photographer I can get to know you as a couple and what sort of photography style will suit you. I can check poses that suit and discuss with you exactly the style of photography you require to capture your day perfectly!
Wedding photography is a major investment, it’s actually the most you will spend on personal photography is most couples cases. This is why I always offer an engagement shoot as part of my signature wedding package. It gives me the opportunity to really show you what I can do…see the engagement shoot as a dry run of your wedding day. After seeing the amazing images I can capture this will put your mind at ease even more that I am the photographer for you!
My aim as your wedding photographer is to make your day as stress free as possible as this will result in the most amazing images for you to look back on. By reinforcing what you already know from looking at my portfolio you will be able to relax knowing that your wedding photography is one thing you do not have to worry about!
Before your engagement shoot we will discuss a number of things. Location, clothing and styling are all things we can discuss in your online consultation which you can book online and is FREE with no obligation. It’s during this consultation that you will discover exactly what I can offer you.
Your engagement shoot should represent you as a couple. If you love the outdoors then a romantic shoot in a secluded field would be perfect, whereas if you are more of a traditional loving couple then why not have a formal studio shoot? The choice is yours and I can guide you through these choices as I get to know you more via our consultation.
Styling should also represent the personalities of the couple. If you are laid back and enjoy the great outdoors then why not opt for a cute shoot in the woods with you both wrapped up in warm clothes and each other’s arms. Or maybe you would prefer something more sophisticated? How about a few shots in a local cocktail bar followed by some images of you both against a city scape? It’s entirely your choice. I would recommend wearing complimenting clothing and something you are comfortable in as this will show in your images. We can also add in any props that make your images unique to you, this is not a problem!
The images from your engagement shoot will be ready to view within a week. I will even send you a few screen grabs if you really can’t wait that long! I totally understand what an exciting time planning your wedding can be and I know that seeing your engagement images will just add to the anticipation. Once you have your images we can discuss what’s next…..some couples like to use the images on save the date cards. If this is something you are interested in we can discuss exactly what your requirements are. I can manage the whole design process right through to hand delivering your cards back to you.
So, there’s a breakdown of what engagement shoots are and what I have to offer you. I hope that this has answered any questions you have about an engagement shoot but please feel free to add any questions or comments below.
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