Engagement shoots, or pre-wedding shoots as they are also known, are brilliant!

When I meet couples one of the things they almost always say to me is that they are “not good in front of the camera”. Or “we have never had a nice photograph of the two of us”. Almost everybody whose wedding I photograph seems to start off thinking this. Yet, I can honestly say that I have never met a couple who I haven’t enjoyed photographing and who afterwards haven’t loved the shots we’ve taken together.

Most couples are quite nervous about having their photograph taken and that’s perfectly natural. It’s also why engagement shoots become such a great thing for us to do before the wedding. We spend an hour or two chatting and taking photographs. It’s all very relaxed. Not scary at all, I promise!

Although I am a Manchester wedding photographer, I am happy to travel all over the country or even abroad to cover engagement shoots. There are lots of locations which work really well but equally it’s always really exciting to go somewhere completely new!

Engagement shoots are great as they give you confidence. You will see that having their photograph taken isn’t something to be worried or nervous about. Most importantly, you will see that you DO look amazing on camera!

The shoots are fun and I find that they are beneficial to both of us. Not only do they give you confidence before the wedding day itself, they also give us a chance to get to know each other better. Something which I find really makes a really nice difference on the wedding day.

I also love engagement shoots as they give me a chance to experiment and try out different ideas which maybe I wouldn’t on the wedding day. There are no time pressures at all on the engagement shoot so it means that we can take our time and make the shoots fun!

There are lots of engagement shoot photographs below which will give you an idea of the sort of shots we take. Following the shoot I provide you with the full size, high resolution, edited files which you are welcome to use to make your own prints with and share with your family and friends.

Some couples choose to have their engagement shoot quite soon after they book me, which can often be well in advance of a year before their wedding day. They have then used the photographs we’ve taken on their save the dates and wedding invitations. Others choose to have the shoot nearer to the wedding day and others decide that they would prefer not to have one at all.

As with everything which I offer, it is entirely up to you, but I like you to know that the option is always there!

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