I don’t do a lot of engagement sessions for some reason, then when I do happen to do one, I really enjoy it and think to myself, “I should do more of these!”. This photoshoot was quite a special one however, with a really interesting back story, so bear with me! Debi has known me for years ever since she got into modelling at a somewhat later age than most people do! She’s done very well though and has recently been on some of the morning TV fashion shows. I did a shoot for her a few years back for a modelling agency.
She recently decided to look up her family and found out that her mum was still alive and living in Australia. Debi is going to visit her next year along with David and wanted some photos to put into a book for her mother. This was also an engagement shoot as Debi and David are getting married in 2020 . Debi has asked me to capture their wedding day ( I should mention here that Debi is a very good photographer in her own right). Here are just a few of the photos from their engagement photoshoot, taken at South Hill Park in Bracknell.
Hints and tips
If you decide you want to do an engagement shoot this article has some good ideas to consider: https://www.confettidaydreams.com/engagement-photo-tips-for-couples/
From my own experience, I would say that you need to be comfortable showing affection with each other to make it work. Your photographer will help you with posing and stuff like that. My second tip would be to consider the outfits you wear for the shoot. Think about printing some of these images out and putting them on the wall. Would you do that if you are wearing the same outfit you go to the shops in? My third tip would be to treat it as practice for your wedding. On your wedding say you will be the centre of attention, this will help you get used to having a camera pointed at you. Check out Sam and Craig’s wedding here…https://www.croshawphotography.com/summer-wedding-at-antsy-hall/
They did an engagement shoot with me before the wedding and they both said it really helped them relax in front of the camera on the wedding day.
If you want to book an engagement photoshoot with me please get in touch via the contact page here:https://www.croshawphotography.com/contact/