Are you unsure if an engagement shoot something you should be thinking of booking?

So you are engaged and planning a wedding, and you have started to look at wedding inspirations posts on social media, looked at your local wedding venue options, and started to find your wedding photography.

You have started to notice that some are offering Engagement Photo sessions or Pre Wedding photoshoots and you are not sure what they are? You have not considered having one? And not sure if you want or need one. 

Here are my 7 reasons why I think that you should say yes to the Engagement Photoshoot.

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1. INVITES/SAVE THE DATES/TABLE DISPLAYS

You can create something really unique with your wedding stationary and decorations. Using your professional photos can create something unique and personal to your wedding day.

2. A CHANCE TO RECONNECT WITH EACH OTHER

Yes, wedding planning can be stressful, planning your wedding day and day to day life can be overwhelming and time-consuming so using this time we spend together as a chance to reconnect with your partner. It sounds corny, but trust me you’ll come away feeling that you have shared at a really nice time and more in love.

3. DOCUMENT YOUR ENGAGEMENT, IT IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF YOUR LOVE STORY

Your story together started the day that you met! your wedding day is only a part of your story together so why not add to collage of images that you have together with something that marks your engagement, this is a really special time in your lives.

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4. YOU BE YOU! – DRESS IN YOUR “NORMAL CLOTHES”

On your wedding day, you’ll probably be all dressed up, and sometimes this can limit your movement.   For your engagement photos, you can take a more casual approach. Where what you feel comfy in, be yourself! We can go walking in a field, sit on the ground in the long grass, or dip your feet in the sea.

5. PRACTICE AT RELAXING IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA 

Having engagement photos gives you the perfect chance to start to feel a bit more relaxed around a camera and working with a professional photographer. Then come your wedding day, you won’t feel so nervous or worried about being posed.

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6. GET TO KNOW YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER

It’s a great opportunity for you to get to know your photographer! To work with them before the wedding day, it gives the photographer a chance to show you how great they are! You get to know each other, it makes you more connected and relax.  Your photographer is going to be with you all day and it’s always great if we can become friends and get on the same page with your wedding timeline and planning.

7. BETTER WEDDING PHOTOS & LESS STRESS!

Because you’ve had your engagement photos you’ll be feeling less stressed on the day of the wedding. You know the photos will be amazing, you know what the photographer is looking for and how it feels to be in front of the camera lens. It becomes a relaxed experience and a more relaxed you equals less stress on the day of your wedding AND amazing wedding photos – that’s what we all want!

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SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?  SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA RIGHT?

I hope you found this helpful, and are starting to consider engagement photos.

To talk to me about arranging your engagement photoshoot please send me a message,  and we can have a chat about how an engagement session could work for you.

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Stephanie and Andy’s Wedding | Documentary wedding photography at Walworth Castle

Stephanie and Andy booked me as their wedding photographer because they loved my natural and relaxed style.

The bride and groom to be requested a few family group pictures and couple portraits but the rest of the photographs would be all unposed, unscripted and just how it unfolded, which is what  documentary wedding photography is all about, 

When you have a wedding in a castle such as Walworth Castle you already feel like you are a princess, and that is what Steph my Disney made bride wanted, and when you have a wedding in a castle you just know it’s going to be fabulous.

Everything about this wedding was just lovely, the bridal prep through to the ceremony was just constant giggles,

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It was a really great atmosphere, lots of fun and a brilliant celebration for this lovely couple.  Though the whole day I found everyone was laughing, chatting and just having a great time.  Especially when Andy had his future mother in law was down the aisle to Star Wars Imperial March… yes, Darth Vader!  

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The speeches tear-jerking and hilarious in equal measures, and the first dance through to the party had an electric atmosphere.  

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What a great wedding!!!

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A huge thanks to Stephanie & Andy for  inviting me along to capture their big day but making me feel a real part of your family and friends.

If you are looking for documentary wedding photography please click here to get in touch.