I love to get to know all couples I work with for my wedding photography, but I had the pleasure of working with Annabel and Dan three times! This would be the first of our photo shoots together.
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Engagement photo shoot in Guildford
Many couples like to make their wedding personal in one way or another. For some people, this can be a photo shoot for images to be used within personalised wedding stationery. This was the case for Annabel and Dan, who wanted a collection of images to be used for their wedding guest book.
Engagement photo shoots are a great way of making the whole celebration last even longer – couples can commemorate the day they chose to get married and have even more memories to look back on. They’re also very helpful for “practising” for the big day, helping couples learn to pose with each other and relax around each other, as well as getting to know me, their photographer! As I knew I’d be working with Annabel and Dan on both their civil ceremony and their black tie celebration, it was only fitting that they would book me in for an engagement shoot as well.
Casual outdoor photography
I first met with Annabel and Dan in a café in my hometown of Guildford. We spent our time there discussing our photography plans for the wedding, before heading outside to take some practice shots for their wedding stationery.
The weather was very kind to us on this spring day, with plenty of natural sunlight to complement Annabel and Dan’s smiles. We tried various positions and levels – standing up, sitting down, standing still and walking along. Annabel and Dan took to being photographed professionally very quickly, and looked completely natural as they stared into each other’s eyes.
The natural setting was ideal for a laid back, relaxed photo shoot, really helping to capture the happiness of the couple. I experimented with different flashes and shadows for extra dramatic effect, and even tried some in black and white. When we were finished, we had a great mix of both couple portraits and individual shots, helping to capture both the bride and groom’s personalities.
You can check out my other work with Annabel and Dan on their civil ceremony photography and black tie party photo shoots. If you’d like to know more about my engagement shoots, please give me a call today!