June 29, 2023
Hey there, soon-to-be newlyweds! Okay, let’s be real for a moment. I totally get it—I used to despise having my photo taken too. It can feel so intimidating and awkward, right? So, I completely understand why some couples may hesitate when it comes to booking an engagement shoot or investing extra money in it. However, if your budget allows for a little extra room, trust me when I say it’s definitely worth considering.
An engagement shoot can work wonders in dispelling any fears you may have about your wedding photos. It helps you become more at ease and relaxed on the actual big day. By opting for an engagement shoot, you’ll have a chance to experience firsthand what to expect, how your photographer captures those perfect portraits, and you can even ask any questions you may have in person. For me, it’s also an incredible opportunity to get to know you both better and witness your natural interactions, so I can make your pictures as effortless and enjoyable as possible when the wedding day arrives. During these shoots, I strive to create an atmosphere that is not only laid-back and stress-free, but also a whole lot of fun. I love capturing images that truly reflect your unique personalities and love story, whether it’s in your favorite spot, with your adorable doggo, or simply doing something you both love. After all, being engaged is such a special time, so why not take a break from the planning frenzy and capture those memories?
Engagement shoots hold a special place in my heart because they allow me to experiment with my creativity and shoot in stunning locations that aren’t always easily accessible during the wedding itself. They offer couples the chance to explore different settings, just like Laura and Padi did. With their rustic countryside wedding in mind, we decided to spice things up by capturing their engagement pictures at the vibrant and urban setting of The Custard Factory in Birmingham. The colorful backdrop perfectly matched their laid-back, fun-loving personalities, and boy, did we have a blast!
I always try to combine these shoots with pre-wedding consultations, where we can sip on some tea (or coffee!) and delve into your wedding plans. The images from the engagement shoot are fantastic for invitations, wedding websites, or simply adorning the walls of your love nest.
To sum it up, an engagement shoot is more than just a photoshoot—it’s an opportunity for us to hang out, have a great time, and capture some truly unforgettable images of you both. These pictures will serve as cherished memories that you can look back on and treasure for years to come.
So, let’s make magic together and celebrate your love in all its colorful glory! If you’re ready to embrace vibrant and relaxed engagement photos, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’d absolutely love to speak with you and discuss how we can create magical memories together.