The benefits of having an engagement shoot

The engagement shoot  - should you go for one or not? Most photographers will offer as part of one of their packages an engagement shoot. From a photographer's point of view it is useful to spend a couple of hours with the couple before the big day to get to know them better and understand how they react to the camera, and interact with each other. From the couple's point of view it will probably be the first time they have come together in front of a professional photographer, and an engagement shoot can help with overcoming shyness or uneasiness with having pictures taken. it is almost like a warm-up before the big day with the added bonus of getting some amazing photographs to keep forever.

This engagement session which I did my very good friends Emma and Jack, allowed us to scout for locations for the big day due to the very short time frame allocated for the couple shoot. On the day itself it meant we were relaxed and knew exactly where to go to get what we wanted for the album - including some amazing views and iconic landmarks from our hometown of Plymouth for them to take back to Beijing where they are both teachers.


Autumn - the best time for colourful family photos

What is better than wrapping up warm, going out for a walk with the family and having fun mucking about in the autumn leaves? Autumn is a fantastic time for updating those family portraits and getting something fun, modern and interesting on your walls. The beautiful golds, reds, yellows and browns set against a crisp blue sky with the sun low in the sky casting a beautiful light across your faces, makes a fantastic backdrop for some really striking pictures.

As it is my favourite time of year, I am offering some Autumn mini-sessions in Higginson Park, Marlow. The shoots take half and hour and are offered at the discounted price of £99 with a free 10x8 framed image worth £50 (or £50 framing credit). If you decide to buy the digital files from the session, you will get another £50 framing credit to put towards some of my fabulous products.  Why not give me a call or email. Due to the success of my weekend sessions, I am also offering family shoots on selected days during half term.