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First off, it’s congratulations on your engagement. And more importantly, where was the question popped, what is the ring like? I need to know !!!!
In all the excitement of planning a wedding, don’t forget about the idea of having some professional engagement photos taken early on.
While many wedding photography packages come with a engagement shoot, myself included. It is a perfect opportunity for the couple to spend some time with me, so that everybody gets to know each other before the big day. It really does relax the nerves. Also it can often act as a run through, or a try out of different styles – perhaps hair or make-up – anything that you’ve been wondering how it will work. And of course, the shoot gives everyone a bit of time to think about the photography before the big day.
As a photographer I enjoy the freedom they bring. We have more time than at most weddings and can try out different styles and poses. And of course no beautiful white dress to worry about. We can prepare for the ‘getting ready’ shots and some couples use the final images as a basis for a big print that they have at the wedding for guests to sign. Which is always a nice touch.
Finally, engagement shoots are always fun. We can have a laugh and hopefully get over any ‘I hate my photo being taken’ concerns. For most couples is their first professional shoot together and my goal is always to give you the confidence that everything will be fine and smooth with the photography on your big day. I’m happy to take your lead on a location – a place that means something special to you guys as a couple, be it where you met, a memorable time in your lives or perhaps centred around an activity that you both love. At the end of the day anything goes and hopefully, the engagement shoot, is just the start of your journey towards the happiest day of your life !