Engagement & Couple photoshoots

Timeless portrait photography in London

Congratulations! You’ve found someone who loves you exactly as you are and that must feel amazing. If you’re reading this you’re probably looking to celebrate your engagement (or simply your fab relationship) with a photo shoot in London or the South East and that’s where I can definitely help you. I photograph couples across London and the UK and my engagement / couple shoots capture authentic smiles and natural laughter.

Every session that I shoot, focusses on helping to make you look as great as you feel, and to feel as great as you look. I believe engagement photography should centre on capturing all of the wonderful features that make you such an awesome couple.

Not very comfortable in front of the camera? Don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal. It’s my job to put you at ease and give you a healthy dose of sel-confience before I start snapping away.

Let’s celebrate your engagement

More than just a London pre-wedding shoot

As a wedding photographer, I know that your engagement might not automatically mean that your wedding day is imminent and you certainly do not need to have booked your wedding in order to enjoy a London couple shoot. Engagement photography is the perfect way to celebrate your newly engaged status before you get bogged down in viewing venues, sorting seating plans and ogling outfits. In fact, by booking a photo shoot to celebrate your engagement, it provides you with an opportunity to pause and celebrate your new status. These moments when you are just engaged and starting to contemplate spending the rest of your lives together are just as special as your wedding day and deserve to be photographed and treasured in their own right.

When most people think about planning their couple shoot, they don’t have a great idea about what to look for in a photographer. Engagement photographers vary in their style and approach but I believe that an engagement photographer should first take the time to get to know you, listen to your concerns and understand what your ideal photography shoot would look like.

Your London engagement photography experience should feel as special as the moment you said ‘I do’ and my engagement shoot with you will be tailored to your unique love story. I’m always happy to incorporate your ideas so that when you view every single engagement photo on your online gallery, you see yourselves in beautiful, flattering light, totally relaxed and having fun. Throughout your London engagement photo shoot, I will continually check that you are having a great time and the two hours I assign to the shoot will fly by.

Engagement photography shouldn’t feel forced or awkward. If you feel a little nervous in front of the camera, that’s totally normal and my pre-wedding shoot always features minimal amounts of posing and maximum amounts of patience and reassurance. As we explore your favourite area of London, we will chat, laugh and embrace our creativity as we produce engagement photos that capture how truly beautiful your relationship is.

With its endless choice of incredible locations, London is the perfect city for taking engagement photos. Whether it features the stunning architecture of Big Ben and Tower Bridge, the hustle bustle of the South Bank or the natural beauty of Hyde Park or Hampstead Heath, your London engagement photography shoot will be filled with iconic backdrops, vibrant colours and most importantly of all, incredible memories. London is also full of stunning hidden photographic gems, and we can shoot your engagement photography session anywhere in the city that has meaning for you both.

Perhaps your engagement shoot will take place outside the venue where you dream of holding your wedding, or maybe your pre-wedding photography session will mean more to you if taking place in the location where you proposed. Your engagement shoot is also the perfect opportunity to discover what photography style and type of images you feel will best suit you on your wedding day. Whether you are leaning towards somewhere rustic, opulent or intimate, London offers something for every type of wedding and engagement shoots can be a good way to see what might work for you. As your London engagement photographer, I make sure you have the ultimate say in the places where we take your engagement shoot photos and ensure that each engagement photo showcases a particular aspect of both your love and of London itself.

No two London engagement photo sessions are ever the same, even if we shoot engagement images in the same location at the same time and that’s down to two reasons; you are a 100% unique couple and London is a constantly evolving city. It’s the perfect combination.

Wonderful photos whatever the weather

Planning your couple shoot

With many years of experience providing portrait photography in and around the captial, I’m aware that London is a city with busy crowds and hundreds of tourist spots. I can help you identify the best time of day for our London couple shoot if you want to avoid an audience. Alternatively, we can always use passers-by as extras in your engagement photos to create something a bit different and special. Imagine blurry commuters walking over Tower Bridge as you are frozen in time; or a London bus zooming past as you lovingly hold each other outside Big Ben.

We can embrace the craziness of peak-time London or retreat to quieter back streets for a more intimate feel to your shoot.

London engagement shoots also mean dealing with London weather patterns! I will produce full guidance on how to dress and look your best in your engagement photos and bring along some umbrellas should the heavens open.

When it comes to shooting in the rain, London has no end of bright doorways, awe-inspiring arches and beautiful bridges to shoot under. If you’re happy to dance in the rain, I’m happy to photograph in it.

Quite often the best engagement shoot is one where we come with lots of ideas but no set expectations and we embrace what ever London delivers to us on the day.

Simplicity

Pre-shoot phone call

Two hour photoshoot

Personal & private online gallery

30-40 hi-res downloads

Serendipity

Pre-shoot phone call

Two hour photoshoot

Personal & private online gallery

30-40 hi-res downloads

USB & set of six 6”x4” Fine Art prints in a personalised presentation box

6” x 6” Fine Art Book featuring your favourite images across 10 double page spreads

Serenity

Pre-shoot phone call

Two hour photoshoot

Personal & private online gallery

30-40 hi-res downloads

USB & set of six 6”x4” Fine Art prints in a personalised presentation box

Engagement Packages

Your engagement should be a celebration in its own right, and that’s why I offer a range of packages and products to help you choose a perfect keepsake of the time you put a ring on it.

Engagement Packages

Your engagement should be a celebration in its own right, and that’s why I offer a range of packages and products to help you choose a perfect keepsake of the time you put a ring on it.

Simplicity

Pre-shoot phone call

Two hour photoshoot

Personal & private online gallery

30-40 hi-res downloads

Serendipity

Pre-shoot phone call

Two hour photoshoot

Personal & private online gallery

30-40 hi-res downloads

USB & set of six 6”x4” Fine Art prints in a personalised presentation box

6” x 6” Fine Art Book featuring your favourite images across 10 double page spreads

Serenity

Pre-shoot phone call

Two hour photoshoot

Personal & private online gallery

30-40 hi-res downloads

USB & set of six 6”x4” Fine Art prints in a personalised presentation box

Recent Work

 

View some of my favourite engagement / couple shoots taken in and around London & the South East.

Jeannie & Mac

Debs & Jannine

Dan & Daryl

Hayley & Steven

Georgia & Daisy

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve already booked a wedding photographer / we’re getting married abroad. Can we still book you for a pre-wedding shoot?

Absolutely! I’m aware that some wedding photographers do not offer engagement shoots and I am happy to help you celebrate your engagement with a stand-alone photo shoot.  You are also not obliged to book me to photograph your wedding simply because you have worked with me on our pre-wedding shoot. 

What do we wear?

I provide lots of advice and guidance on what to expect and what to wear on your photoshoot and you can read all about this over on my blog. The main thing is to be comfortable and to dress in a similar style or look. It’s best if you both keep it casual or both dress up – we don’t want either of you getting outshined by your significant other.

When can we expect to receive the images?

Your online gallery will be available to you with 4 weeks of the shoot. If you have opted to purchase prints or an album then the quicker you select your favourite images, the quicker we can get them ordered for you. I will keep you informed of the latest delivery and production times from my suppliers.

Do you charge for travel and where do you cover?

My fee includes travel across London and Essex, and travel is charged at 45p / mile for locations outside these areas.

Get in touch

 

Tel: 
07590 520 539
Email:
info@rosswillsherphotography.co.uk
London & Surrounding areas
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