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Engagement Shoot – Is it worth doing?

Engagement Shoot – Is it worth doing?

This is a really common question, and from the Photographer’s PoV its not as obvious as you may think!

Does an experienced professional Wedding Photographer, like my good self, need to shoot a couple as ‘practice’ for their Wedding Day ??? ABSOLUTELY NOT !!!

Is it useful for the the impending newlyweds then? Again that’s not an easy question, but I’ll leave the answer to a recent future Bride of mine, Vicki Mellard, who said on her own Blog…


“I would highly recommend anyone getting married to have a pre wedding / engagement shoot, we had ours on Saturday and we had the best time. Once you get over the initial posing in front of people it all becomes easy. And in case you are on the fence about doing one or need convincing here are my personal opinions in why you should 🙂

Get to know your photographer

Even though we met our photographer David at a wedding show before we booked him I still wanted to have a chance to work with him before the big day. We found that this shoot gave us that opportunity to get to know him and relax with him taking pictures. It was also good from his point of view to work out our best angles, ques that made us laugh and put us at ease and get an idea of what we will be like to work with on our wedding.

It might not be for everyone but I love pictures and having memories to look back on in years to come. For us it was an investment we were happy with and I can’t wait for what we come up with on the actual day.

Love Vicki xxx”

So there you have it – and here are some of Vicki’s, and H2B’s, photos from the 150 they had delivered…