What is an Engagement Shoot?
The term Engagement Shoot is used as a general term for pre-wedding photography. Yes, you can ask your photographer to be there when you pop the question but these days the photographs are usually taken when you are already engaged. There are no rules - you can shoot in the studio, outside or at a location of your choice.
Ebony & MichaelEbony & Michael Studio Engagement Shoot at GP1 Studios in Harrow
Leah & KevinLeah & Kevin's engagement shoot on location at Battersea Park, London
Fiona & MichaelFiona & Michael's 2012 Olympics themed engagement shoot at GP1 Studios, Harrow
The Engagement RingEngagement ring shot taken at GP1 Studios, Harrow
It's funny where those prints turn up - I saw this on Facebook
Fiona & MichaelEngagement shot taken outside GP1 Studios in Harrow, Middlesex
Ebony & MichaelEngagement shoot in Ebony and Michael's back garden
You can get some great pictures from your Engagement Shoot to keep in a photo book, to frame or to use for wedding invitations.
But the Engagement Shoot also has some hidden values.
First is the experience of being photographed, being directed, being told what to do with your hands, how to stand and how to look good in a photograph. You will learn how to understand what we mean when we give you those (initially) cryptic instructions.
The second is getting to know us. This also works the other way, with us getting to know you. Building that rapport and forming a relationship with each other makes a big difference when it comes to the wedding day. Alfred Eisenstaedt's quote has a simple message - can you really take great photographs of people you don't know?
Happy Ever After
Get to know us and be prepared for your wedding day.
Your Engagement Shoot
Your engagement shoot will last between two and four hours. Our typical engagement shoot is in two parts and starts at GP1 Studios in Harrow. Weather permitting we follow that up with photographs in nearby public gardens, woods or the old town of Harrow-on-the-Hill.
If you prefer you can choose your own favourite locations for your photo shoot (we're happy to travel for free providing it's not too far).
Your engagement shoot includes your 20 favourite images in an 8" x 8" photo book.