The pre-wedding shoot or Engagement shoot is a fantastic opportunity to get used to being in front of the camera and to take away any nerves about the photography on your big day! This great opportunity to have some lovely images of the two of you together in a more relaxed and casual environment than on your wedding day. It enables you to become more comfortable in front of the camera meaning that on your wedding day you’re at ease with being photographed. Being yourself is truly when the best photographs are taken, and this is what we want for your wedding. This pre wedding shoot is the perfect way to meet the photographer and help them understand what you like, your style, personality and to reiterate how you want to portray your wedding day.

Plus your able to try out some ‘poses’ for you’re big day!

Why not have a print with a chunky white board 24″ x 16″ for guests to sign at your wedding. The photograph is printed on archival print paper, and I use quality mount board which is acid free. It is highly recommended you use UV glass in your frame otherwise over time the messages from your guest will start to fade.

What will you get on an Engagement Shoot?

• Coverage up to one hour, where I normally get to the location 30minutes beforehand to scout the location for potential backgrounds.

• 2 hours of post production in Lightroom & Photoshop

• 30+ images that can be uploaded to a secure gallery or watermarked images can be shared on Facebook if you need some help from your friends and family on your choice.

Engagement Shoot £200

Additionally, you can purchase the rest of the photographs from the engagement shoot on a disk with a personalised CD case. This can be shared with family and friends and printed at your pleasure.

Preparing for an Engagement shoot & what to wear?

Location

Cornwall wedding photographers have some of the best scenery in England to choose from. You can choose a location that is special to both of you. It could be the place you first met, where he proposed to you or just a place where you like spending time together.  I can  offer suggestions or different locations that fit the style you’re after.

The general rule of thumb for an engagement shoot is to wear whatever you’re most comfortable in. If you’re uncomfortable it will show in your photos.

Style

A good suggestion is smart casual but you need to both be dressed in a similar style . For example, if she is wearing a nice little cocktail dress and high heels and he is wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt it may not be the best option.

Hair, make up and nails

This could be a perfect time for the bride to have a trial for her make-up, hair and nails. The reason I include nails is because there will be some holding hand shots or close ups of the engagement ring on her hand. You don’t have to go for a full manicure, but something that will look good in the photographs.

Patterns

Patterns should complement each other, but you want to avoid large logos and branding as this draws attention away from the main subject of the photo, you!!!