Why should we have an engagement photo shoot?
Engagement photography has become popular in recent years, but a lot of couples still question its value. Why pay for extra pre-wedding photos when you’re going to get them on the day?
There are lots of reasons why people opt for an extra shoot. Some of them are stylistic. You might be going for a pre-wedding getaway and want some shots in sunny Spain or Italy (who wouldn’t!). Photos like this can make great gifts for family, or a backdrop for your reception. People can also have trouble getting used to the camera, or anxiety over the prospect of being ‘tailed’ during your wedding.
Choosing to shoot your engagement lets you get comfortable in the eye of the lens, and get to know your photographer ahead of time. There’s enough stress around the day, and many couples would rather be safe in the knowledge that they’ve picked the right person.
Wedding photography is important, particularly the documentary style I like to shoot in. Choosing to photograph your engagement is a great way to ‘size up’ your humble photographer and decide if they’re right for you.
And at the end, you get a bunch of wonderful pictures to remember the moment. What could be better?
What engagement photography packages do you offer?
Engagement shoots can end up being more varied in setting and style than weddings. Couples often decide to return to a place that’s special to them: somewhere that they went on a date, their favourite holiday, or just somewhere they really enjoy.
Included is a 2 hour engagement photography session at a location of your choosing, where we’ll do some simple setup photographs. Don’t worry, there’s no saying cheese – just straightforward, elegant and romantic poses.
If you’re struggling to find the perfect place for your shoot, I can always suggest some beautiful locations from my own experience.
An engagement photography session in Kent will cost £150. Whether it’s for save the date cards or just to have some lovely photographs and memories around the house, you will receive all the edited images to use as you wish.
Locations further afield from Kent are priced upon enquiry. For more information, get in touch with me here!