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.
Where better is there in the West Country too take engagement photographs than Westonbirt Arboretum. I Met with Carly & Simon at the Arboretum on a rather damp autumn morning, by the time we were suited & booted and ready to set off to take some photos the sun...
After racking my brains for an exciting location; I decided to invite Jess & Liam to my house and just take a stroll around the local fields. The colours are just so beautiful at the moment it seems silly driving miles to find a better location when I have all...
Laura & Justin chose Leigh Woods in Bristol for their engagement shoot as this is where they spent one of their first dates together. We took a stroll around and took full advantage of the magnificent autumn colours and dappled light. Can’t wait to photograph their...
I met up with Stacey & Joe at Cheddar Gorge one beautiful summers evening. The location was to die for, we had amazing golden light and they were perfect models. What more could a wedding photographer ask for! Can’t wait to shoot their next spring at Cameley Lodge...
Naomi & Sam trusted me to decide the location of their engagement session; I chose Weston-super-Mare, it seemed like a good idea. I was thinking of a nice warm summers evening, maybe a sunset if we were lucky. We picked a fine day, hot & calm all day... until...
Sarah & Tom fancied their engagement shoot in the valley that they often walk together, this so happens to also be my regular patch as they live just a mile from my house. An area of outstanding natural beauty I will add! Despite being eaten alive by horse flies, we...
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The Old Farmhouse, Castle Farm, Farmborough, Bath, BA2 0DD
Tel: 07809 459478