I’ve been thinking about engagement shoots a lot recently. I really really like the idea of them but I’ve seen so many that haven’t been done very well that I think it’s a little off putting. Awkward shots of the soon-to-be-wed couple looking lovingly into each others eyes, shots of real life (yet rather forced) LOL’ing and then there’s the classic ‘him twirling her round’ shot. These are a few of the awkward moments I could envisage happening if Hayd + I decide to have an engagement shoot! That being said I think it’s a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day and have a little fun at the same time. I been doing some ‘virtual digging’ to put together a little collection of engagement shoot shots that have caught my eye, to devise a set of (for want of a better word) rules, to help avoid awkward shoot movements.
I really love this cropped image! Its sweet, stylish and we would’t have to worry about pulling bizarre faces.
Continuing with the cropped theme… I like this close up shot, it’s really nice and personal for the couple. It’s clearly two people very much in love yet only they know who they are (and people they’ve shown the image to personally of course!)