Tips: Engagement pre wedding shoot
Many couples choose to have a shoot prior to their wedding day. This can be a good idea, particularly if the wedding photographer is the same one that will be shooting your wedding. It gives everyone a chance to get to know each other better and will help the couple to relax on their day.
Clothing: For an pre wedding shoot dress smart casual, especially if there are particular clothes that are trademark – or you’re known for wearing. Light, bright colours work very well. Try to avoid blacks and bright whites, as these can be more difficult to expose for. Red, blue are always brilliant choice.
Posing: Your wedding photographer should be able to come up with some poses that you feel most comfortable with. I think it’s important to look like you. Playing, having fun, kissing, dancing or whatever should naturally encourage appropriate poses.
Location: It is very important to consider location of your engagement shoot. Based in London, where many of my shoots are naturally located. There is plenty locations to choose from: parks (Regents Park, Hyde Park, Holland Park, Green Park, St James Park, etc), hotels, wedding venues, embankment, London landmarks, fantastic bridges, and many, many more. But you may consider and it would be more suitable to base your shoot out of town – Wrest Park, Stowe Park – are fantastic choices. Many couples like to revisit a spot that has special value in their relationship: where they first met or propose.
Children: If you have children, bring them along with you and encourage them to get involved too. They are an important part of your life so let’s celebrate them! Don’t worry if they aren’t acting as you want them to. In ten years, you’ll be glad to capture them as they were. The same goes for you too! Let’s have fun!!
Ideas: Photos from the shoot may be incorporated into your wedding day. You can use them when designing your wedding invitations. You could use them as part of a slideshow. We can design for you a book with images from your engagement shoot. This may includes many of the best shots from your engagement shoot with space for guests to write messages and fun notes for you to read and keep.
Most important at Engagement Shoot is to have fun, engage with your wedding photographer and create romantic and memorable set of shots.
Below few shots from pre wedding engagement shoots:
We are Karolina & Zibi
We are husband and wife team who loves to travel and telling stories thru images. We love drinking coffee, eat great food (always trying different diets lol) and drinking red wine. We are members of English Heritage and National Trust and try to visit all their estates. We love photography, becouse we love people. Welcome friend… we are so glad you are here.