So, you’ve both plucked up the courage and thrown caution to the wind and have prepped yourselves to being papped. THANK YOU! Here’s what to expect from your engagement shoot.
I honestly do appreciate the fact that YOU appreciate photography enough to agree to an engagement shoot, and I will promise to work so hard to ensure you enjoy the experience and of course get a collection of images that you will be so proud off.
What’s Not Included In Your Engagement Shoot
You’ll not get the usually cheesy images, I’ll never ask you to do something that you are not completely at ease with… It’s okay if you don’t usually do PDA’s or even hold hands.
So, Let’s Get on With Planning Your Engagement Shoot!
Pre-wedding shoots & couple shoots are usually photographed during the week, and on some Sundays (very occasionally, on a Saturday). However, I’ll do all I can to work around your schedules, so let’s get a few dates in the diary, you know, just in case it rains on one of our options.
Location, Location, Location
Where on earth do we shoot? This is up to you. Ideally someone that has some meaning to you both. Where you first met… where you had your first date… You get the general idea. Or we could just shoot your couples session in Miami. Seriously, look at my travel diary below, just in case you’ll be there too. Wooded areas work great in the shots, because we have shade and it’s a nice walk for you both.
We can shoot where ever you want to. Contact me, and look through some previous couples’ session galleries for some ideas on locations and for a little inspiration.
What to Wear
Whatever you feel comfortable in, whatever suits the environment, but generally wear whatever you want. But, I would suggest you don’t wear bright colours/patterns. Please avoid whites and logos. Remember, I want you to look back at your images in twenty years and not feel that they look out of date.
Unless you’ve chosen a full pre-wedding shoot, then your couples shoot should take about two hours, which will give us enough time to wonder around, chat and get some stunning images.
Then, four weeks after we’ve had our walk, you’ll receive a link to your private, password protected gallery and slideshow.
You’ll either be able to download the full resolution images or have them on a Usb – it’s up to you.
Not Just The Two of Us
Can Bouncer, Fluffy, Bailey, Twinkles come along too? Absolutely! It’s a couples shoot, it’s a pre-wedding or engagement shoot, but REALLY it’s telling the story of you, including your pet pooch.
Thinking of including your horse in a shoot? We can so do that too, but that will require a little more planning regarding times and locations.
can Kids Join Us On Our Engagement Shoot?
If you’ve got them, then bring ’em, but all of a sudden we’ll call it a family shoot. That way your kids can get involved, they can use a camera to shoot and we’ll end up playing tag.
Cats & Dogs Out There!
What if it rains? My equipment and I are very used to working wet weather. BUT, I want to make the entire experience enjoyable for you both, so you may not relish me dragging you around wet woodlands in the pouring rain. Which is why we would pencil in a few possible dates… and if those don’t work out, then we’ll pencil a few more. I’ll try to work to your schedules, so please don’t take precious time off work.
Guaranteed Pain Free!
Here’s my promise to you. I guarantee that you’ll absolutely love the experience, love the images and that you’ll be so proud to share them on social media as well as want to print and display them. And if not… Then I’ll refund your session fee AND you’ll still get to keep the images.
We’re Still Looking for our Wedding Photographer
That’s music to my ears! Let’s do your pre-wedding shoot and if you then decide to book me to shoot your wedding, you pre-wedding fee will be deducted from your wedding invoice – as a thank you. Check out our wedding photography packages.
My Travel Plans – Fancy Meeting Up Abroad?
- Miami, Sanibel and The Keys, Florida. From October 10th 2020 through to October 19th 2020
- Venice, Multiple trips throughout 2020. Next trip October 2020
- Cuba – TBC – No dates yet but sometime in either October 2020 or April 2021.
If you have any questions or would like to book your session, then just get in contact. pop into my studio to have a look at some examples of my work, or if you prefer we can Skype or have a Zoom meeting instead (www.zoom.com)