Engagement Shoots

Call them Engagement Shoots or Pre-Wedding shoots, either way I absolutely love them! I offer them to every single one of my clients as part of my wedding photography service. As a Derby wedding photographer I’m so lucky to have some amazing rural locations virtually on my doorstep. And with my other hat on as a Nottingham wedding photographer I’m equally blessed with a wide choice of urban or parkland options.

Engagement shoots are important to me because they’re one of the key opportunities I have to get to know my clients better. By the time it comes to your wedding day, I want to know exactly what makes you, as my client, laugh, smile and relax! I’ve always found that it’s much easier to do those things when you know the person you’re working with. On top of that, we also get the chance to get a little creative with the photographs, and provide you with some amazing images which you can hang on your wall or use in your wedding stationery!


Pre-wedding shoots in Derby or Nottingham tend to last around one to two hours. I wrote an article to help my clients to plan their shoot, and you can find that here: Tips on planning your engagement shoot. They’re always good fun, and offer you the chance to feel comfortable in front of the camera! I tend to plan my shoots for later in the afternoons or in the early morning to make the most of the softer light at those times.

If you’d like to find out more, then please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you and find out all about your amazing wedding plans, and start planning your engagement shoot too!

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