‘Elopement’, Engagement photography’ or ‘Pre-Wedding Photographs’ can sometimes be a confusing name for a photography session. It’s a shame because the one or two hours of your time can be the most pleasant, relaxed and valuable photography shoot we can do together.
WHAT IS ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY?
If you and your partner are recently engaged or have been engaged for years and your wedding is just around the corner, you are not engaged and want to pop the question in a romantic setting or you have eloped to get married and want the small intimate ceremony photographed the shoot takes the same format.
For most engagement sessions you or I will choose a nice outdoor location and I will spend 12 hours taking pictures of you and your partner. If it’s an elopement I would spend time taking pictures of your ceremony and witnesses before taking some pictures of you both local to the venue. If you wanted to pop the question at some romantic beauty spot or castle in scotland I would plan the proposal with you and ensure that I got photographs of the tears and laughter.
I would use a natural style of wedding photography as much as possible, but also help out with posing tips and other directions if necessary. It is an excellent opportunity for you and your partner and I have listed a few reasons why you should do a pre-wedding photography shoot. I will refer to a pre-wedding shoot but everything in this post also refer to a surprise engagement or elopement photography shoot.
WHY SHOULD I GET PRE-WEDDING PICTURES
A pre-wedding photography session is invaluable as an experience and something I always encourage my couples to book.
Here are a few reasons that should make an engagement photography session one of your priorities.