What is an Engagement Shoot?
An engagement shoot is an opportunity to lay the foundations for an awesome, emotion-filled Wedding day. Let’s face it, 95 -odd % of us (Jess and I included) fall into that “man, I feel awkward in front of a camera” bracket, so this is an awesome and very fun way of getting all that awkwardness out of your system before the big day.
Why do I include one in my Wedding Photography package as standard?
Well, because it’s an opportunity for me as well. I don’t want to be “just your photographer”…I want us to have a relationship that transcends the traditional client/photographer contact. Telling the story of someone’s Wedding day is just too much fun and I want us to now each other well enough that you feel like you have a friend there with you on the day (and yes, I’m fully aware of how cheesy that sounds…but it’s true).
I’ve worked with so many couples now who have turned up nervous and gone away from their engagement session saying “I’m so glad we did that. We’re so excited for the big day now” and we’ve been able to create some amazing stories together…because me being around them, complete with cameras, is familiar. I get to see how you interact as a couple, you get to see how I work with a camera, you get to hear some of my terrible jokes and, generally, there is a coffee involved somewhere along the line. Generally, we just go and have some fun and I bring a camera.
As I said in Rachel & James’ engagement shoot blog (here)…
It’s really simple. Let’s go and have some fun! Fun = laughter = relaxation = more fun = emotion = awesome pictures = happy, excited couple = happy snapper!
Here are some of my favourites from my recent engagement sessions. If you want to get in touch and chat through your day, please do. You can reach me here