I’m wedding photographer that focusses on ‘connection’ with my couples.  So, I offer the option of having an engagement photography session ahead of the big day! You may also have heard these called pre-wedding photography sessions. And because I’m such a massive “can’t shut up about how great it is” evangelist for them I include is in all full day packages, with my compliments!

      This is taken before the wedding day and has so many benefits. I’m a huge advocate for these lovely things and cannot recommend them enough! 

      The engagement shoot can take place at any point before the wedding. We get together somewhere cool, interesting or special to you.  Then we work on getting great shots in beautiful locations. Think; beach, urban cityscape, woodland, at the fun fair or in a disused warehouse…?? The sky’s the limit!


      The session helps you see how I work. It also gives me the opportunity to see how you guys interact with one another. I can begin to see if you’re comfortable with PDAs or more discreet. I can figure out if either of you is a furious blinker or a little camera shy. By the end of it you won’t mind having your picture taken at all! In fact by the end of the session, many people have done a 180 and suddenly love that lens! Everything I glean from the session, I then take in to the wedding with me.


      “We couldn’t have asked for more than Lauren offered on our wedding day. After a well suggested engagement shoot (included in our package price), that neither my partner or I thought we wanted but that in the long run really allowed us to get to know Lauren and feel far more relaxed in the day we were looking forward to seeing her again on the day.”

      – Laura and Dom, Burley Hotel Wedding

      The engagement photography session really does help you guys with any nerves of being photographed before the big day. It’s why I’m such a ‘bat bleep, crazy scream it from the rooftops’ advocate for them! Essentially, we have a giggle for 90 minutes and you come away feeling much more relaxed. You also have a gallery of great photos of the two of you to browse and share.
      So I know you better, you know me better, it’s Win/Win.
      Same Sex Engagement Shoot in the New Forest


      You’ll get a gallery to view the images so you can choose your favourites! I can also put together a guest book for the main event using these images for an additional £150. This creates a beautifully curated memento of the day that you can show your grandchildren.

      You may not do anything with the photos, but it’s the experience of being in front of the lens and how it helps the wedding day nerves that’s so beneficial.

      By the time your wedding comes around you’ll be so happy and relaxed about the photography that you can focus on enjoying your day.

      Other ideas for your engagement photography include thank you cards, ‘save the date’ cards, and mounted prints for guests to sign at the wedding or as wall-art for your home. 




      “You are my greatest adventure.”

      – From Disney’s Up