I love meeting up with couples for their engagement shoot. Its a great way to get to know each other even better, to have the chance to chat through the final wedding details, and to help them feel completely comfortable being photographed on the BIG DAY. I remember not knowing what to do with my arms on my own engagement shoot, despite all these years of being behind the camera!!! But by the end of it I was having a great time, and felt so much more at ease with my photographers on the wedding day, I hardly even knew they were there most of the time. Which is how I like to work, blending in amongst your family and friends, in order to capture lots of natural and candid moments. So it was from then on that I decided to include complimentary engagement shoots to all of my couples. Rosie and Stace chose to have a Sussex countryside engagement shoot, with rolling hills looking across the South Downs.
The purpose of the engagement shoot is to help you feel relaxed in front of the camera. EVERYONE tells me that they aren’t comfortable in front of the camera when I first meet them. But by the end of the engagement shoot they always remark how helpful it was and how much better they feel about being photographed. It’s as simple as choosing a good location for the shoot, then standing together laughing and chatting (we can play a simple game to help you laugh if needs be!), whilst I snap away. No awkward posing or looking at the camera, just having fun together for an hour. The result is some lovely photos of the two of you, and the peace of mind that you don’t need to worry about ‘posing’ on the day. As you can see that no posing is required in order to get some lovely photos of the two of you.
If you’ve enjoyed their Sussex countryside engagement shoot, and would like to see more of Rosie and Stace, you can take a look at their colourful and summery Walled Garden Cowdray Wedding.