Engagement photo shoots are an excellent way for you to meet your chosen photographer and learn how to feel comfortable in front of the camera before your big day.

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This evening we’re featuring a stunning engagement photo shoot from bride-to-be Kate Tuzzio and her future husband Chris Heslip.

The couple live in Banbury, and will be getting married in the Cotswolds in August next year. For their pre-wedding shoot, Kate and Chris picked the village where they will be married, called Lower Slaughter. They’ve planned a traditional church ceremony followed by a reception at Hyde Barn, in Stow-on-the-Wold.

engagement-shoot“Meeting Chris was the best thing to ever happen to me!” smiles Kate. “We met back in 2006 while travelling in Australia, on Fraser Island. It was the best time of my life, and I knew that I’d met my soul mate. What I didn’t know was that two days after meeting him, there was a group of us all swimming in this amazing Lake. Chris was making a video on his camera, and said while zooming in on me ‘ there is the future Mrs Heslip’ – I didn’t hear that clip until a year later,” remembers Kate.

“After getting back to the UK, we began dating. Chris lived in Scotland and I was down in the Midlands so we did the long distance relationship thing for the next year, until Chris decided to move down to England to be with me. That meant the world to me,” she smiles.

“In 2011 we went on the most amazing holiday in America travelling around four states. We ended our trip in San Francisco, where Chris popped the question one summer evening on Lombard Street. He got down on one knee, and produced this amazing ring, I was in shock, he said ‘will you marry me’ and of course I said ‘YES’! It was undoubtedly one of the best days of my life!” she adds.

Engagement photo shoot gallery

Many couples are opting for an engagement photo shoot ahead of their wedding. Are you and your husband-to-be practicing your posing before the big day?

All images courtesy of the fabulous Matt Bowen Photography.

If you like what you see, get in touch with Matt by calling 07974 914106 or email matt@mattbowenphotography.co.uk.

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