I packed my camera bag this morning and strode off to my first engagement photoshoot of 2020. Mainly I cover Surrey and London for engagement photography – however will travel further. I personally got engaged in March 2018 and being engaged was the best feeling ever.
The idea that your partner wants to spend the rest of their life with you. The excitement from friends and family about your engagement news. All the planning that goes into searching for the right wedding venue and the best of the best wedding suppliers for your day.
You are both ‘flung’ into a whole new world that is weddings!!!!
I often have potential brides and grooms ask me “Why is an engagement photoshoot so important?” This is a very good question, and one I hope to help you understand the reasons why in this blog.
Engagement photography or couples photoshoots will put you in good stead for your very big day. You will invest a heap load of time planning for your very special day (not to mention the investment side). Ultimately, it’s the photographs from this day that will help you relive your day forever – so why not have a practice…….
Practice: I have never met a couple that are used to being on the other side of the lens, in front of practically a total stranger. We are all great at taking selfies, and editing them to our own style. A full blown ‘real’ pre wedding photoshoot is different.
Experience – Tips + Tricks: I photograph lovely couples week in, week out. Every couple is different – however there are some constants that crop up that I can help you enhance your own unique posing style. My aim is to achieve non-cheesy, natural engagement photography.
What a difference 1 hour makes!: The couples I have a pre wedding photoshoot with are definitely more prepared for their day. They do remember the small tips and tricks I work with them on. Equally, I am also educated by what style a couple is most suited to when we have an engagement photoshoot. This is photography ‘gold’ when it comes to your big day.
Fun: It will give us an opportunity to get to know each other, just that little bit better before your big day. Most groom’s to be would rather be anywhere else than in front of the lens for a practice photoshoot. However, all couples tell me at the end of their pre wedding photoshoot that they have fun, and enjoy themselves. Boom!
Some lovely words from one of my recent couples:
“I came across Laura Lees when I was looking for a photographer who would take natural looking photos. Her work absolutely hit the mark for me and I was thrilled to be working with her!
My fiancé and I did not know what to expect before our engagement shoot as we had never done anything like that before, but she made the whole process fun. She was so helpful and found amazing places to photograph us that I never would have thought of.
After looking at the photos and sharing them with family, I can say I absolutely cannot wait for her to be our photographer for our wedding and to see the amazing memories she will capture from our special day.”– Keren + Scott
So whether you are a morning or afternoon couple. If you prefer an urban background or a woodland scene, check out my favourite engagement images below. Feel free to get in touch for more details about how a pre wedding photoshoot can enhance your wedding day images.