What Are Pre-wedding Engagement Photos?
Pre-wedding engagement photos, also sometimes referred to as an ‘e-shoot’ or engagement photography session, are some of our favourite photography sessions with couples. Most couples haven’t ever had their photo taken during a professional photo shoot, and it can be a little bit daunting to the uninitiated.
Rather than wait until your wedding day, a pre-wedding photo shoot means we meet for an hour or two for a relaxed, informal photography session as a warm-up for the main event. As we’re photographers based in Edinburgh, we usually meet our couples in or around the Edinburgh area, including the Lothians, Scottish Borders and Fife.
We’ve covered pre-wedding photo sessions at almost every location you can imagine. Leafy parks and gardens, castles, woodland trails and beaches. We’re very lucky in the Edinburgh area to have such a wide and varied range of locations and backdrops right on our doorstep!
On your wedding day, we would usually get about 30 – 45 minutes to shoot the newly-wed photos. During our pre-wedding shoot, we won’t have a wedding breakfast (wedding meal) deadline to keep an eye on, so we can shoot photos at a relaxed pace and find out what kind of poses work for you. Importantly, we’ll find out what doesn’t work for you! On your wedding day, this means that we’ll spend our limited time together shooting photos that we know will look fantastic.
The engagement photo session is also a great opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. We guarantee you’ll come away from our brief time together feeling totally relaxed about the photo side of your wedding day. As a bonus, you’ll receive all of your pre-wedding photo shoot engagement photos from our shoot via the same download link as your wedding photos. An excellent way to look back on the days leading up to the best day of your life!
We hope you enjoy our gallery of pre-wedding engagement photos, showing you a selection of our favourite photos created in and around Edinburgh and The Lothians. Check out our engagement photo blog posts featuring many more pre-wedding photos. Also have a peek at our wedding photo gallery.