Why have an engagement shoot
You'd be surprised how many couples tell me that they are super camera shy. If you are worried about having your wedding photos taken, you're certainly not the only ones! Most of us aren't used to professional photo shoots, so the prospect may be a little daunting, or you might not know what to expect.
Have an engagement shoot, and you'll quickly find out that it's all a piece of cake and you won't need to worry about it in the lead up to your wedding day. Once we've spent a bit of time together, had a chat and a laugh, the ice is quickly broken, and you'll soon find that I'm not a terribly scary photographer at all, I hope! :-)
Just like on your wedding day, there's not going to be too much actual "posing" going on. Instead, we'll go for a little walk and I'll give you a few pointers, rather than telling you exactly what to do all the time. Even the most camera shy people tend to get into it after a short while and we'll produce some gorgeous natural shots together. In fact, feeling a little shy and awkward, often produces some really cute shots. But if you are feeling really uncomfortable in front of the camera, don't worry.
I can just tell you how to stand and where to look exactly, and some people just find that easier. So in that way, the engagement shoot is also great for me to get to know you and whats works best for your, so on the day it will all be a breeze.
If you're putting together a wedding website, you can show off your beautiful photos to your friends and family too and they look great on safe the date cards or invitations.
Here are a few engagement photos from my camera shy couples.