Engagement Shoots: What Are They?
I like to include an engagement shoot whenever I’m booked to photograph a wedding. For me, it’s important because it’s a great chance to get to know you a little better before your wedding day. I also get to see how you are in front of the camera. It’s important for you too because you get to understand more about how I work and get to know a bit more about me. Engagement, or pre-wedding photo shoots as they are sometimes known, are also great because they get us all out of the house! You can’t beat a nice, relaxed walk. I’m happy to shoot them almost anywhere; beaches, towns, the countryside and stately homes all make great venues for these portrait style shoots. Feel free to be adventurous if you like though. Is there something daring or different you’d like to do for your engagement shoot? I’d be happy to come along and take some pictures. Alternatively, a relaxing walk in the woods is good with me too. If you have kids and/or pets, I’m happy for you to bring them along too and make a family portrait session out of it. If you’d like to discuss engagement shoots more, contact me now and we’ll take it from there.
Engagement Shoots: What to Wear?
One of the things that people always ask me is what to wear for an Engagement Shoot outdoors? Basically, dress for the weather and the terrain. If we are heading up to Cow and Calf rocks near Ilkley, high heels won’t be a good idea. Before we set off we’ll have a look at the weather forecast and decide what would be best. As a general rule of thumb, dress smart casual and then wear shoes for the terrain.
How Much Does an Engagement Shoot Cost?
If you’re booking your wedding photography with me, I charge a supplemental £50 for the Engagement/Pre Wedding Portrait shoots. That covers the shoot, the travel there and back and all of the images, edited and available for you to download from the Client Area in high resolution. You’re also free to print and share the images too.