Here at Wedding Ideas, we want you to have the best day of your life on your wedding day, and part of that is having wedding photography that you feel happy and proud to look at again and again. Engagement photoshoots are an excellent way to get comfortable in front of a camera before your wedding.

Our very own Details Editor Sophie Grabham talks about her engagement shoot experience and how it can prepare you for the excitement of the big day.


“We headed down to one of our favourite spots down in Lynmouth, Devon, and had a lovely walk in the sunshine while our wedding photographer Albert Palmer got down to business and snapped away,” says Sophie.

“For any of you considering a pre-wedding or engagement shoot, I would definitely recommend it! Not only do you get some lovely photos as a gorgeous keepsake but it’s also a great opportunity to get to know your wedding photographer better, meaning you’ll feel more comfortable on the big day.”


Sophie and Max headed to the seaside for their photoshoot but there are hundreds of places that you could consider. Choose a location that’s special to you, and brings back happy memories. Perhaps the location your first romantic walk together, or the place where you h2b proposed. Your photographer may also encourage you to bring props to the photoshoot  – a colourful umbrella, a change of outfit, perhaps even your pet – something that will make the shoot even more personal to you.



  1. Lovely photos Sophie and as a wedding photographer here in London, I cannot recommend a pre-wedding shoot highly enough. They are a great way to get to know your wedding photographer better and to get used to the camera. I have done them at the seaside, in a local woods with the couples 2 dogs, and even in the City of London walking round the square mile. Choosing a location that isn’t your wedding venue also gives you a really good set of contrasting, yet complimentary pictures you will treasure for years to come.

  2. Totally agree it really makes such a huge difference once you’ve got comfortable in front of the camera. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos too 🙂


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