3 ways to make your engagement session personal
Engagement session ideas
In today’s blog I’m talking you through 3 ways to make your engagement session personal, to hopefully encourage you to make a few small decisions that will make your session all the more unique and memorable.
I love engagement sessions! I get to meet with couples face to face, hear more about their wedding plans and get to know them and their relationship. It’s also a great opportunity for the couple to experience being in front of the camera and getting to know me better too. The whole experience is designed to help couples relax ahead of the big day so I like to keep the sessions really natural and super fun. It’s all about creating awesome photos and creating wonderful memories.
But before the session takes place there are three decisions you should make together that will help make your engagement session really personal and unique to you. Take a look at the three sections below and discover how personal you can make your engagement session.
Choosing a location for your session can be a hard decision but there are some factors you can consider to make this decision a little easier. One option is to have the session at home, if home is your happy place and you’re not one for the great outdoors then this could be the perfect option for you. Grab a cup of coffee, pick up the guitar for a little jamming sesh or even cook a meal together and let your photographer document it.
Alternatively if you love being outdoors you could choose a special place you love to go together, such as a walk you enjoy or a wood you have visited with family since being a child. Maybe you got engaged in a beautiful outdoor location that could be the perfect setting for your engagement shoot.
If neither of the options above offer you a clear answer then how about having your engagement session at your wedding venue? I offer a venue visit with all of my wedding photography packages and have combined this with the couples engagement session on numerous occasions. Why not explore the grounds of your wedding venue with your photographer and have some fun capturing some awesome photos at the same time? You could choose to do the session in a different season to your wedding day to get very different results or visit exactly one year before to get a better idea of how it will look on your big day.
Below are a couple of examples of an engagement session taken at Fanhams Hall in Spring