NOT JUST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Engagement Shoots in Bath & Somerset
A Tall Long Legged Bird
I absolutely love a good engagement shoot. Capturing couples who are excited for what their future holds together is a pleasure. It’s fun, relaxed and stress-free, and you get to hang out with your partner in some very cool places around Bath.
The architecture is breathtaking, the landscape is beautiful, and in my opinion, the historic city is one of the most romantic places in England. It’s a mixture of country and city, green and yellow Bath stone, and I can get some great contrasting images all from one shoot. If you have children or animals we could work something out to include them. I have loads of ideas if you’re not sure what to do. Some of last year shoots included a trip to a vintage fair, walks in the woods, Christmas shopping and a simple stroll in the park.
A lot of couples get nervous in front of the lens, and tend to go a bit stiff and rigid. But I try to make you forget about the camera. I want to capture the two of you, your personalities and your relationship. I focus on creating a relaxed experience, putting you at ease so I can get some really lovely natural and authentic shots.
“We can chat, and you can tell me about how you met and what plans you have for the big day. By the end, I’m hoping we’ll leave as friends with some beautiful photographs that you and your friends and family will love! “
WHEN SHOULD WE SHOOT?
I’m happy to shoot any time of the day, all year around. I usually like to get backdrop for your photos. So depending on how long you want the shoot, I work from sunset, and count the hours back. I also don’t mind what time of year it is. The different seasons give me the opportunity to capture the natural environment and can give an entirely different feel to the shoot. Whatever the season, I’ll always be looking for good light!
WHAT SHALL WE WEAR?
I always say wear what’s comfortable. That doesn’t mean you should roll up in your trackie bottoms, it just means wear something presentable that you’re happy in! Just make sure you’re co-ordinated – you don’t have to be matchy matchy, but clashing colours and/or styles tend not to look good on camera.
WHAT SHALL WE DO IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
Some photographers like shooting in the rain. I am not one of them! If it’s pouring down, I’d prefer to reschedule. There’s nothing nice about standing in the rain for either of us! If you can’t reschedule, not to worry, we can find a dry location instead.
DO YOU DO SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS?
Yes! These are my favourite. There’s excitement and nerves, and all the emotions to capture! If you want me to capture your engagement, get in touch.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SHOOT?
After the shoot I will edit the photos and they will be available as digital files to download within a week. With your photos you could have a book made for your guests to write messages in on your wedding day. The Signing book is hard backed, embossed with your names & has 30 lay flat pages. There are 30 different colours to choose from for the cover so there’s sure to be one to suit your theme. I have samples of these so just ask to see one when we meet.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Prices start from £200 for a 1 hour shoot in Bath. Of course, all shoots are different, so give me a ring or drop me a line and I can give you a quote.
MORE RECENT ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS IN SOMERSET AND THE SOUTH WEST
We can shoot anywhere in the UK; not just in The West Country. Get in touch and let me know about your ideas, together we can make a plan of action.
LIAM & TILLY It was a beautiful autumn afternoon when I caught up with Tilly and her husband to be Liam at Bishopstrow House Hotel in Wiltshire. We had a chat to finalise the planning of their wedding photography; before heading outside to take some photos of them...
CHARLOTTE & JACK Chatty Charlotte & Silent Type Jack I’ve got to say, I love engagement shoots. It gives me a chance to really get to know the couple before the big day, and it gives the couple the chance to get comfortable with me and my camera! This time, I...
ALEX & KATRINA Site Manager Katrina and toy designer Alex Alex & Katrina had recently arrived from Hong Kong for a short break in the UK and wanted a photo-shoot to celebrate their recent engagement. We met up and had a chat & coffee before our shoot;...
CLAIRE & ZARA Designers, blondie Zara & brunette Claire Finally, the day arrived for Claire & Zara’s engagement shoot. I must admit I was feeling less than inspired when I looked out of my window to find a drizzly morning especially after experiencing a heat...
ELLA & JOE Beautiful Florist Ella and Beer Brewer Joseph I just love a countryside engagement shoot, for Joe & Ella’s shoot I chose Greyfield Woods near Bath, I know the destination like the back of my hand as it used to be my stomping ground as a child. It’s...
SILVIA & ANDY From Singapore to Southampton Silvia and Andy are both from Singapore, but Andy has lived in Southampton for a while since studying there and is patiently waiting for Silvia to join him once they are married. The couple are getting married in Bath next...
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The Old Farmhouse, Castle Farm, Farmborough, Bath, BA2 0DD
Tel: 07809 459478