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Engagement Photos

Celebrating your engagement on Camera

The initial contact from any future bride & grooms is usually just after the very exciting event of getting engaged. Once the couple have booked with me and we have established their needs for their wedding day photography, we arrange their pre wedding shoot with me. The pre wedding photography session really offers me and the bride & groom, the chance to really get to know one another. It’s also a great opportunity to get over any nerves you may have about having your pictures taken. If you are anything like myself, the thought of having your photo taken can be a daunting one, but the pre wedding photography session can really help with the nerves. It’s something that my client feedback to me all of the time, “we are so glad we did the pre wedding photography session, we completely at ease now”.

How does the Engagement Photos session work?

My Engagement Photo sessions are photographed during the week Monday – Friday. As you’ll appreciate my weekends are either for shooting wedding days or spending time with my family. The best days to our pre wedding photography days is either a Monday or Friday. This means that if you have to take a day off from work, at least it’ll mean a long weekend for you. We generally meet in the morning at around 10.30 for coffee and a good old catch up. I’ll ask a lot of questions about the wedding day plans and if there is anything I can help with. We’ll then head off to a secret secluded location in the Quantock Hills, which are about a 15 minute drive from Taunton.

We’ll spend time chatting about photography and my unique approach to taking images, fingers crossed you’ll even learn something to improve your own photography. I’ll then start your Enagement shoot, which normally lasts for about an hour. The session is very relaxed and I guess the best way of getting a real understanding of my approach, is to have a look at the images above. All of the images above are from real Engagement Photos sessions and they will give you an idea of what to expect. On completion of our shoot together we will then pack up and head off to the Swan Pub, my favourite country pub nestled within the Quantock Hills. We’ll have a great lunch together and you can expect to be finished by about 2pm. Shortly after your session, I will have edited your images ready for viewing. I will place your engagement photos onto a password protected viewing platform. This viewing website is also where you and your family\friends will be able to view your wedding images once edited.

Is there a charge for our Engagement Photos day?

Yes there is a charge of £195 inc vat. This includes the Engagement photos session, lunch at the Swan Pub, my editing time and a desktop framed image from your favourite picture from the day. I will also give you a £50 voucher towards a guest signing frame if you would like me to organise one for you for the wedding day. This is a great alternative to a guest booked and look fantastic.


Do we have to have our Engagement Photography session in Somerset? The answer is simple, no. I’m more than happy to travel to any destination within the UK. Accommodation and travel expenses will be chargeable as and where appropriate. Can we buy prints and other items from our session? Yes of course I offer a complete ordering process from just prints to beautifully framed images, just simply ask me for more details. How long after our pre wedding photography day will are images be ready for viewing? Normally I like to have your images edited and up for viewing within a week of your shoot. However at certain times of the year things can be quicker and rarely a little longer than a week. What should we wear on our Engagement photos shoot? As we are heading into the hills it’s worth dressing appropriately. Even during the summer months it can be a little chilly in the hills so a jumper at hand is always a good idea. Wear what is comfortable for you, but do try and avoid check clothing, it doesn’t look great in photos. Do though leave those Jimmy Choo shoes at home, as the terrain can be a little bumpy at times and I would want to be responsible for a broken heel.

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