Just like any good plan coming together the trick to success is all in the practice and your wedding pictures should be no different. The aim of the engagement shoot is to have fun in front of the camera and capture the je ne sais quoi of your couple connection, in preparation for your big day.
An opportunity to smooth out any of those nerves, an engagement shoot helps you to feel more relaxed and comfortable with having your photograph taken. A chance for you to get to know me and for me to understand your unique couple style. This is less of a photoshoot and more like going for a walk with a friend. Hence why we allow roughly 2 hours so that we are all feeling relaxed and not under any time pressure. The shoot will usually (weather dependent) take advantage of the few hours, before the sunsets, making the most of the soft, romantic glow of the golden hour sun.
You’ll know you’ve had a successful engagement shoot when your big day comes around and you don’t even give having your photograph taken a second thought. It will also help you understand why I’m hiding behind a tree on your wedding day, searching for the perfect light or the perfect background or bokeh.