Some of the Engagement Photography session (also known as Pre Wedding Photography) sessions I have done :-)

 

These are included with some of my wedding photography packages and can be included as add-on’s if you wish.

Rebecca and Matt pre wedding at Aldwick Court Farm & Vineyard

Becky & Paul at Glen Yr Afon Hotel in Usk

Engagement Photography in the Forest of Dean

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Engagement Photography in the Forest of Dean

Engagement Photography in the Forest of Dean – Every full price wedding photography collection I have includes an Engagement Shoot.  Why?  Well I want to get to know my clients; to know what they like, dislike, what makes them smile and what makes them laugh.

This Engagement Photography in the Forest of Dean session was just about as perfect as you could possibly get.  A great couple, a great location, the weather was perfect etc.  It doesn’t happen as easy as this!  I almost couldn’t take a bad photograph!!

So… what happens on these Engagement Sessions?

We agree a date and location (and as this is the UK we usually change it due to the weather!) and away we go.  I generally carry a fair amount of kit with me, and more in the car, just to be on the safe side.  After all you never know what kind of light or location you will really get until you are there.  I’m not a fan of “natural light” only photography.  You just can’t get the same look and feel as the images below without using flash of some sort.  My preferred unit is made in China – Godox – and is a great bit of kit.

After that it’s a matter of lenses to get the best shot.

I chat with my couples, make the laugh, tell them jokes, flirt outrageously in fact to get the warm natural smiles that make for amazing photographs.  Oh, and kissing.  My couples do a lot of kissing!!

As you can see from the images below I do spend more time editing a few select images – I call these my “Signature” collection.  It’ what I’m known for!

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Tintern Abbey Engagement Photography with Roxanne and Will

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Tintern Abbey Engagement Photography with Roxanne and Will

Tintern Abbey Engagement Photography – Roxanne and Will are getting married later this year (2015) and as part of my wedding photography collection I include an engagement session.

The engagement session is included with most of my wedding photography collections is there to allow the three of us (bride, groom and myself) chat about the wedding, play around with poses etc and to get to know each other more before the day.

“The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. It was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales, and was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, lord of Chepstow. It soon prospered, thanks to endowments of land in Gwent and Gloucestershire, and buildings were added and updated in every century until its dissolution in 1536. However, it was never very large and important, and its history was relatively uneventful.” from Castles of Wales

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