The first time I had ever heard of an engagement shoot, was last year when Jane had booked her photographer Eric Savo. Like myself she hadn’t heard of this idea until it was put to her by Eric. Engagement photo shoots, for those you who haven’t heard of them, are a pre-wedding photo sessions. I think they are a great idea as it’s a way to get to know your chosen wedding photographer before the big day and also it’s a bit of practice getting comfortable in front of the camera. Jane was anxious about hers because she hates having her photo taken, she ran out the door after work that day, quickly got ready and met Eric at Brittas Bay with her Fiance.
To her amazement (and genuine shock) when she received all the photographs, herself and John Joe couldn’t choose a favourite! Both of them were really happy that they had done it, as they felt better prepared for what was in store on their wedding day.
After a tough elimination process they picked one photo out of the bunch that was blown up and mounted by her photographer. The idea was that they could use this on the day instead of a guest book, so people left lovely messages on the mount. It was a real talking point and everyone was asking who took the gorgeous photograph.
It’s now framed in their living room and they love that it’s a natural shot of them together in the run up to the wedding.
It just proves that you don’t need to spend hours getting ready to capture lovely photos and you can be creative with the shots afterwards. I plan to turn one of ours in to a Save the Date postcard, which is why I need to take the plunge and book our session in!
Like Jane and John Joe we also hate getting our photos taken, so their story gives me hope, so thanks for doing it first Jane!
Photos and photographer on the day were taken by Eric Savo