It always makes me smile when my clients decide to book in an engagement photography shoot as part of their wedding photography package – it gives me a chance to get to know them and helps them get used to posing for the big day. Chinyere and Wayne booked me in so that they could “practise” in the run up to their wedding.
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Engagement photography in London
I met up with the couple on a beautiful summer’s day in the picturesque location of Regents Park. Despite being such a tourist hotspot, we had plenty of privacy and room to roam free! We experimented with different shots on different levels, sitting, standing and embracing.
As a wedding photographer, I try to understand couples as much as possible, by studying their body language and how they behave around each other. With Chinyere and Wayne, I could see how loved up they were, so I thought a few romantic ‘quiet’ poses would work best for them – this meant no speaking, just holding hands, cuddling and staring into each other’s eyes.
Capturing intimate moments
This ‘quiet’ photography format worked really well for Chinyere and Wayne. I could tell they were completely natural and felt at ease in the photo shoot location, so this helped to create sincere, meaningful photographs. Whereas other couples I’ve worked with might like to be a bit livelier and jump in front of the camera, for these two it was the intimate, quiet, romantic pictures that really captured their personality as a couple. I think we produced the best shots possible by sticking to this brief – even with their eyes closed, you can tell how totally at ease they are with each other.
The great thing about my job is that I get to work with people from all walks of life. I spend my days listening, observing and asking questions to get a better understanding of these couples, which is a particularly satisfying part of the job. Translating this into picture format makes this even more rewarding, and I like to think it’s what makes my photographs unique.
Having got to know Chinyere and Wayne a little better, I was excited to be shooting their wedding, so watch this space! If you’d like to know more about my engagement photography packages, please contact me here.