Hitched ask me to contribute to their article on engagement photography

07th May 2015
It was lovely to be asked by Hitched to contribute towards an article they've written about creative engagement photography ideas.



I popped up on their radar when I entered their photography competition and they nominated me as one of their top 10 breakthrough wedding photographers in the country.

The tip I gave them was that it helps if the engagement session is done in a location that has some emotional meaning to the couple. It could be a park where they have picnics, or it could be where they got engaged. It doesn't really matter where, so long as there's an emotional connection.

Why is that so important?

Well, consider an engagement photograph where the couple are sat under a tree. If that tree is the exact tree where 'Horatio' proposed to 'Gertrude' then it will be far more special to Horatio and Gertrude than if it was any old tree.

Of course not all trees or locations are created equal. A beautiful spot with no meaning could be a better bet than an emotional spot that's a bit natty. However, a good photographer should be able to make the most of any location. Plus, it's easier to tell a story with the engagement photographs if the location is meaningful. Even if you got engaged in a McDonalds you could create some unique, creative and fun engagement photographs there that might be even more special than the most gorgeous wooded glade. It's all down to taste, your personality and the story you want to tell with your images. Do you want something fun and off-the-wall, or are you romantic and loving.
Whatever warms your heart best is always the right choice and I'll be happy to help whatever you decide.

Ultimately YOU are the story. And I look forward to finding out more about you so I can tell your story with sensitivity and authenticity. Here are some examples of engagement photographs I've created before.



















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