Engagement Shoots

It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.

Alfred Eisenstaedt

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 & Michael Studio Engagement Shoot

    Ebony & Michael

    Ebony & Michael Studio Engagement Shoot at GP1 Studios in Harrow
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    Leah & Kevin

    Leah & Kevin's engagement shoot on location at Battersea Park, London
  • Fiona & Michael engagement shoot

    Fiona & Michael

    Fiona & Michael's 2012 Olympics themed engagement shoot at GP1 Studios, Harrow
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    The Engagement Ring

    Engagement ring shot taken at GP1 Studios, Harrow
  • Fiona  Michael -  tabletop print


    It's funny where those prints turn up - I saw this on Facebook
  • Outside GP1 Studios in West Harrow

    Fiona & Michael

    Engagement shot taken outside GP1 Studios in Harrow, Middlesex
  • Engagement shot - Ebony & Michael - blue sky and clouds

    Ebony & Michael

    Engagement shoot in Ebony and Michael's back garden

Hidden Values

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 takes place at Eastcote Village Gardens or, if the weather or time of year makes this unsuitable, in the studio in Ruislip Manor.

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).


Ebony & Michael

Engagement Shoot – Ruislip and GP1 Studio Harrow

Charlotte & Chris

Engagement Shoot at Eastcote House Gardens in Middlesex

Nicola & Glen

Engagement shoot at Eastcote House Gardens