Couples sessions are a relaxed lifestyle session capturing a mix of fun and intimate portraits. Whether it’s to capture your love story in pictures or get comfortable being photographed before the wedding day. The couple also have an opportunity to experience how I work prior to the wedding. And you are also starting your collection of family photos.
Most couples I photograph have never had their photo taken professionally before. I often have couples tell me “I’m awkward in front of the camera” which can be an overwhelming thought when organising your wedding photography. And that is why i recommend organising a pre-wedding engagement shoot.
My couples are never left standing there not knowing what to do. I do provide easy directions to help the couple feel at ease whilst still capturing them in a natural way. My approach to photographing a couple, is one of teamwork between myself and the couple, but all I ask of my couples is to have fun, be spontaneous and trust me.
As a professional wedding and portrait photographer, I am looking to capture an authentic connection between the couple. Love and affection is shown in many ways, and it’s your connection together that I am seeking to capture. Through simple directions, I will help translate your love story into beautiful images.
Trust me, all the couples that have come before you, have had those same nervous feelings about having their photos taken. But you can see throughout my portfolio, that the couples look at ease in front of the camera and utterly in love, results from years of experience specialising in photographing couples.
I would love to capture you and your partner at this exciting time in your love story journey.
What’s included in your couples or engagement session?
A couples session ranges from 1-2 hours in a location that has meaning to you or somewhere that reflects your personalities and or lifestyle. The session is more like us hanging out as friends and I take a few snaps along the way. All good fun!
Couples & engagement sessions can be booked as a separate session or added to your wedding photography package.
From your session, couples receive a stack of edited high-resolution digital files suitable for printing, sharing on social media, the wedding website and save the date cards.
Let’s start the conversation about me documenting your love story.
Couples & Engagement Photography Location Ideas
The location for your couples or engagement session could be amongst big trees in a forest or the countryside with breathtaking views, in a city laneway, at the beach at sunset to capture those golden rays, hanging out at your favourite cafe or even snuggled up at home on the couch, maybe cooking up a storm in the kitchen … oh and if their is a fur baby, we can absolutely include them too! A location is just a backdrop or scene in your story, with the emphasis on personality, having a laugh and you two together.
What to wear for your engagement session?
Keep in mind we want to capture your authentic story so you’ll want your outfit to reflect your personal style. It’s not a fashion shoot, but you do want to look stylish. Make sure your outfits work together but still show your personalities.
Avoid wearing clothing with branding or strong patterns.
Neutrals work well but don’t be afraid to add in some colour, just make sure the colours don’t clash.
Try searching Pinterest using ‘what to wear engagement photos’ and a stack of inspiration will pop up [ Ive even made a start for you on my Pinterest board – click here ] – then just find a style that resonates with you.
We will have time for an outfit change, so feel free to bring a second and possibly a third outfit for each of you to mix it up. Girls, make sure you bring some accessories but probably avoid short skirts as that can limit the sitting down photos.
Girls, its worth treating yourself to professional makeup and a trip to the hair salon. It’s best to to organise your wedding hair & makeup trial on the morning of the session day.
Boys, I recommend long pants, shorts can be a little too casual.
Don’t feel you need to go out and buy a new outfit, but hey Im not going to stop a girl going shopping … haha!