Why do an engagement shoot?
The groom in particular might be apprehensive about spending extra time in front of the camera >>> but I can guarantee you that everyone is relieved to discover what a fun and relaxing experience it is :)
> Gets you used to the camera
> Gets you used to your photographer
> Professional photos in 'normal' clothes because after your wedding all 'couple' photos will be of you two in wedding outfits ... nothing wrong with a bit of variety right?
> You can use photos from engagement photos on the wedding day, either in guestbook, canvas or frame for guests to sign or in the table design.
Where we shoot?
On your wedding day we won't have loads of time to go and take adventurous photos in the outdoors so we do this on the engagement shoot. How adventurous we get is up to you!
I shoot my engagement sessions on the shores of Ullswater, nearby hidden valleys and pastures filled with sheep and mountains (fells as they are locally known). If you have any particular preferences then please let me know so I can plan and incorporate it into the shoot.
What to wear?
I always recommend presenting yourself as the couple you are. If you like dressing up then do it. You can bring your heels or wellies. If you are outdoory then wear your outdoor gear and let's make the shoot an adventurous one. You can both wear jeans and white shirts. It's about being comfortable.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes please! I'm an avid dog lover and love shooting happy dogs with their owners. If your dog can't make it to the wedding then even more reason to have your four legged friend in amongst the action. BTW kids are allowed too!
When do you get the photos?
3 to 4 Weeks later you'll receive an email from me. The email contains a link and a password. From here you can download your photos in high resolution. If you wanted me to design you an album for your guestbook then remember to allow another 4 weeks for this. Albums are from Italy 👌🏻
Be silly, be yoursleves, be in love, enjoy the experience, enjoy the moment, live in the present !
Many thanks for taking the time to read this and please get in touch if you have any questions: email@example.com
To buy prints from the Lake District then please head to Glenridding Gallery where I exibit my work or you can buy online. www.glenriddinggallery.co.uk