Planning a wedding and being engaged is such an exciting time! If you would like to capture some beautiful images to capture this special time, I offer all couples who book me to capture their wedding the option to add an engagement shoot to their booking. To help you decide, here are my top reasons to book an Engagement Shoot before your wedding:
1. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
If you are nervous about having your photographs taken or you are just a little unsure about how you will feel during your couples photographs on the day, then I strongly recommend booking an engagement shoot. It's such a great opportunity to get used to being infront of the camera and to help settle any nerves!
2. GET TO KNOW ME MORE BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
I like to get to know my clients before their wedding and an engagement shoot is a great way to help us get to know each other before your special day. We can arrange to meet for a cup of coffee before the engagement shoot so we have a good chance to have a catch up and talk about your wedding plans! Engagement shoots are also a great way to get to know how I work and how I might help guide you with your couples photographs so you know what to expect on your wedding day.
3. WEDDING STATIONERY
Some couples like to use special photographs for their wedding stationery / save the dates or even on their wedding website. If this is you, then why not book an engagement shoot so you can use a set of professional photographs.
4. GET TO KNOW YOUR VENUE
If your wedding venue are happy for you to have your engagement shoot at the venue, then it can be a really great way to practice your couples photographs and decide on the best locations at your venue.
Time is precious on your wedding day, but we are not rushed for time with an engagement shoot so we can take a little longer for you to practice being in front of the camera.
6. YOU WOULD JUST LIKE SOME PRETTY PHOTOGRAPHS!
You don't always have to have a reason to book an engagement shoot - if you just want to have some beautiful photographs together then that's absolutely one of the reasons they are available to book!
All engagement shoots include the following as standard:
A catch up with me over a cup of coffee before the photoshoot, to give us the chance to get to know each other, chat about your wedding plans and run through my tips for the photoshoot.
A 1-hour photoshoot either at your venue or at a location of your choice in Bristol, Somerset or Devon. I work across the South West so I can travel further afield if you wish.
Editing of images in my signature natural, light style with lots of light and soft pastel tones.
The final collection of high resolution images from the photoshoot delivered to you in a password-protected online gallery (with a personal mobile app) ready for you to download within 4 weeks of your photoshoot. Images also available to download in low resolution, ideal for sharing on social media.
To give you an idea of the style of the photographs you will receive, here are some photographs from some recent engagement / pre-wedding shoots with some lovely couples!
If you have booked Ellie Lou Photography for your wedding (or you are about to) and you are interested in booking an Engagement Shoot, please contact me to for details of pricing and to check availability.