The Fox and Bear Guide – Why have an engagement shoot
Here at Fox & Bear we love an engagement shoot. When we chat to our couples about having an couples session, we are often faced with comments along the lines of “I’m not a camera person” or “why do I need one?”. Well we’ve got you covered and have compiled the best reasons to get excited and book a shoot.
Get to know your photographer
Your photographer is important. Really important. Not only are they responsible for collecting the memories which you will cherish for years, but you are also going to be sharing your wedding day with them! They will be there at every stage, alongside you and your partner.
We will always try to meet with all of our couples before their wedding day, to have a chat about their ideas for the wedding. We love to hear what you have planned. An engagement shoots not only allows for lots of wedding chat and time to get to know each other, but allow our couples to see us at work. By the time the wedding comes around we feel like we’re spending the day with friends rather than working with clients.
Become comfortable in front of the camera
Most folk are not used to being in front of the camera. We all have cameras in our pockets nowadays and although we take photos constantly, it’s not quite the same as having someone there with the sole purpose of taking your photograph. It can be pretty scary and can take a little bit of getting used to. If you book an engagement shoot it can really help with this. We’ve always found that couples who we’ve worked with previously, settle into their photographs and each other quickly.Time on your wedding day is precious and limited. If you guys are already comfortable in front of a camera it will only allow more time for celebrations and epic photography on the big day.
Head to an incredible location
This is our favourite reason to have an engagement shoot, the location. With the couples shoot, the location options are limitless. Perhaps you have a favourite spot, or the place where you got engaged. Maybe you’re getting married in the mountains but you also love the beach or have a favourite city. We can go pretty much anywhere for a shoot.
If you can’t think of a location, chat to your photographer. We have a MASSIVE list of locations we love to shoot at and we are always finding more that we want to add! Fox & Bear road trips often involve the following conversations “that’s an amazing view……. it would be a perfect shoot location”.
We have had a great time working with our couples at places such as Newborough Beach, Llyn Idwal, Bodysgallen Hall, Snowdon, Portmeirion… the list goes on.
Receive some amazing images and get excited!
While there are a host of reasons why engagement shoots are beneficial, ultimately they are a brilliant excuse to get out and about capturing amazing photographs. At the end of the shoot, you should have had an awesome time running around with your photographer, chatting about plans for your wedding and at the end of it, receive a stash of photographs to treasure for years to come.
Fancy an engagement shoot? We would love to hear from you.