Call them what you like…
…engagement shoots or pre-wedding shoots, they’re one of the most important parts of my service. My couples are more than just clients to me – I like to get to know them, find out how they met, how the proposal happened and what they love about each other. I believe that this puts me in a better position to tell the story of their wedding day, to understand what’s important to them and to make sure I capture those crucial details. This is one of the reasons I include a pre-wedding or engagement shoot in every single one of my wedding photography packages – it gives me time and an opportunity for me to get to know them, and for them to get to know me. So, if we’re going to hang out and get to know each other, we might as well take some amazing photos too, right?!
Pre-wedding shoots aren’t just an opportunity to get to know one another, they also give my couples an idea of how I work and what to expect when they step in front of the lens. Everyone enjoys their shoot, and those who were worried about being in front of the camera usually find that it helped them to relax and realise that having their photo taken doesn’t have to be a scary experience!
For me, I get to know the types of photo that ythey love and I get to hang out with the coolest couples in the world!
When we arrange your engagement shoot, you can choose a location that’s important to you, or just somewhere that will look good as a backdrop. I’ve done shoots in people’s back gardens, the gardens of Chatsworth House, and the gardens and park at Alton Towers! You can go for a change of outfit, a change of location, whatever you’d like. It’s fun to get creative! And at the end of the session we can go for a drink or even some dinner and discuss the finer details of your big day. What could possibly be better?