• Donna Harrison-Smith

Thinking of an Engagement Shoot? (6 Reasons why you should)

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

You might be wondering why some people think engagement shoots are worth doing so I have put together 6 reasons why I think they are a great idea before your wedding day!

1. It helps you get to know your Photographer better. You can see if you gel with your chosen Wedding Photographer. You will be spending a lot of time together on your wedding day so it's a great chance to get to get to know each other better in a relaxed, fun, informal way.

2. Most people tend to feel uncomfortable in front of the camera. They tend to pull funny faces or have a stiff, awkward smile (Remembering Chandler in Friends here). An engagement shoot gives you the chance to feel comfortable in front of the camera & you will be well used to feeling like a model once your wedding day arrives!

3. You can try out your wedding venue for possible backgrounds you might use on your special day. It is a chance for you to get a good look around your venue without rushing around or thinking about your guests as you would be on your wedding day. You could go to an alternative venue for your engagement shoot, somewhere that holds a special memory or a location you just love, maybe somewhere funky or quirky just for the hell of it!

6. You can use the photographs for your 'save the date' card, guest books or your wedding invites. Or you could just print off a few to give to your family as little keep sakes as you probably don't get together in one photograph that often!

Couple holding hands on an engagement shoot, walking in the forest @Highbury Hall, Birmingham

When I photograph an engagement session I find it's nice to just potter around & get a feel for the personalities of the couple I am photographing, helping them feel at ease with me & in front of the camera. So if you are planning a wedding & have chosen your Photographer I would highly recommend an engagement shoot before your big day. It's much more relaxing than your wedding day in someways as you don't have to worry about all your guests waiting for you while you are being whisked away to have your portraits taken. If you fancy an engagement shoot then click on the link below to book, I'd love to hear from you:


Wedding Photographer Birmingham covering Solihull, West Midlands, Warwickshire

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