June 25th, 2015

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This blog post will explain why we believe you should have an engagement shoot. Engagement shoots are more than a wedding trend or fad, they’re the perfect rehearsal for you and your photographer to guarantee the wedding photographs will be stunning.

Some people have an uneasy relationship with the camera. You hear it all the time, “I don’t like having my picture taken” or “I always look terrible in photos”. There’s only one thing for it, aversion therapy. If you don’t like having your picture taken, you need to get used to it before your wedding day because there are going to be cameras everywhere. Cue the engagement shoot.

The reason why people sometimes look less flattering in photographs, and subsequently don’t like having their picture taken is often because of the person taking the picture, and has little to do with their actual appearance. You’re probably going to be pretty safe in the hands of a professional photographer who will help you pose, can use the natural light to create a stunning image and also uses a little bit of editing to add the final piece of magic.

To get used to the process of having your picture taken, an engagement shoot is crucial. It really helps to get you familiar with being in front of a lens and it helps the photographer get a understanding about what you’re prepared to do and how you hold yourself. So come your wedding day, you and your photographer will be well-rehearsed and your wedding pictures will look amazing.

Personality is also such an important reason for picking a wedding photographer. In addition to creating stunning images you should choose a photographer with charisma, someone that you think you’ll get along with and the engagement shoot is the perfect way of spending of getting better acquainted . The images in this blog post were taken by Paul Tschornow who explained that, “it was a fun shoot, I really enjoyed hanging out with Rachel and Ben for this session at Blaise Castle in Bristol. We got to know each other better and I’m looking forward to shooting their wedding”.

Paul explained that couples that have been on an engagement shoot know what to expect from the photo sessions on their wedding day. This really helps the image making process and if there’s one less thing to be nervous about on the wedding day, that can only be a good thing.

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