Many of my couples find themselves asking, “Should we do an Engagement Shoot?” and the majority of them elect to.
Here are the top 6 reasons to do an Engagement Shoot:
#1- An engagement shoot is like a practice/trial run for your wedding day. It’s a great time to trial hair and make-up so you can see how your look will photograph as well. That way, you can make any minor adjustments, prior to your wedding day.
#2- An engagement shoot allows you to see how I direct from behind the camera.
#3- An engagement shoot allows me to see what you’re like in front of the camera. If you’re nervous, it gives us a chance to practice and for me to see what I can do to put you at ease.
#4- An engagement shoot will give me an idea of how little or much instruction you’ll need to fall into natural postures and poses. If you’re a natural, fabulous, but if not, I can help you feel more comfortable by coaching you. I want natural, comfortable you to shine through in your images!
#5- An engagement shoot is awesome because you can use the images for your engagement announcement, save the dates, wedding guest book, wedding website, and thank you cards.
#6- An engagement shoot is awesome because it allows you to document a place that is significant to you as a couple.
Some ideas for your shoot:
- Where you got engaged
- Where you spend a lot of time together as a couple (wine bars, parks, etc)
- Doing something you enjoy together such as reading, playing a game, looking at travel magazines, picnic-ing, having a coffee together, or having a glass of wine at your favorite restaurant