Are you unsure if an engagement photoshoot 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.
1. INVITES/SAVE THE DATES
You can create something really unique with your invites or maybe you are sending some of your guests save the date cards. 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.
4. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRESS UP – YOU BE YOU!
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 warm up to the camera and start to feel a bit more relaxed around it. Then come your wedding day, you won’t feel so nervous or worried about being posed.
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.
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!
SO WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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.
Newcastle wedding photography
What to expect ?
Your Wedding is the most emotional and exciting day of your life and naturally you want to capture every moment of it. By now the Church and venue are booked, you have been reading all the wedding blogs online and have a stack of bridal magazines by your bed. You have been trying on dresses and may even have bought the dress of your dreams! So what is next? you need find the perfect photographer for your day. Here’s what you can expect from me!
“Am I right for you?”
My style is classic and contemporary, natural and relaxed.
“Is your date available?”
If you like my photographic style please don’t hesitate to contact me by calling or emailing me to confirm your date is available. Likewise, if you have a few questions I’m always here to help.
“Arrange a meeting”
We will appoint a date to meet up and discuss everything YOU WANT for your photography. This is the ideal chance for you to tell me YOUR plans and ideas. This is also a perfect time for you to view more of my work and see my style of photography first hand. No hard sell and no obligations, just a friendly chat that will hopefully help you determine that I am indeed right for you.
“Great. You want to book”
Simply call or send me an email to confirm you would like me as your photographer, and I will send out my pack of information which includes booking forms for you to complete and return along with a £150 deposit to secure your date. Your date may well be several months, a year away or even longer so please do feel free to friend me on Facebook, it’s a great way to keep up to date with my recent work and we can always chat there if you feel you need to any time!
“The Big Day”
I will truly capture the essence of your day, starting from the bridal preparations – capturing the excitement of the bridal party and emotions of the proud parents and family – along to the individual details of what makes your wedding unique. Groom preparations are also available on request.
The high point of the day! Nerves and anticipation of the groom and the arrival of the bridal party are captured along with candid journalistic style shots of your guests. Your full ceremony will be covered, although this is subject to permission from the registrar or church, please ensure you discuss with your chosen ceremony venue what photography they allow during the service. After the ceremony comes the time when we capture the well wishes from your guests as they congratulate you, resulting in beautiful and natural style photographs. As your guests then relax and enjoy your day, we will have an opportunity to wander around the grounds and capture your wedding portraiture, it is also a time when you can have a few moments to yourselves. I capture a mixture of romantic, fun and intimate shots for you both to treasure for years to come, these are your first pictures as husband and wife. I stay throughout your day to record the cutting of the cake, the speeches up until just after your first dance and a little bit of party time this ensures you can look back and see all the emotions and splendors of your day.
Each and every one of your images are individually edited and enhanced to look their very best. A selection will be available online 48 hours after the wedding day as i know you will want to see a snapshot of the most important day of your lives so far. When your wedding images are ready i will publish them on an secure online gallery so that you can share them with family and friends. Your finished images will be presented to you in a USB folio at a high resolution for you to print yourself, along with full print rights and proof of permission to show any print labs or shops. The digital images will be ready within approximately 6 to 8 weeks after your wedding, although we always aim to give you them earlier if at all possible.
Once your images have been enhanced and edited, they will be uploaded onto your own personal secure pass-worded gallery, available for you and all of your friends to view,this is an opportunity for you to choose your favourite images for inclusion in your album. This is when we create your album, your first family hierloom. Once completed, I will send you an electronic version of your album as a PDF file for you to view and approve.
Every wedding is unique and my aim is to capture the true essence of it. I simply offer contemporary and stylish wedding photography with love!