WHY HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT SHOOT?
Given that you’ll end up with lots of lovely couple shots from the day itself, you may wonder why you need pre-w-day photos. “For some couples, this is an opportunity to have pictures of themselves in love without all the wedding day formalities,” says Obi. It is also an opportunity for you to get comfortable in front of the camera and to get to know your photographer – and vice versa. “I can study the couple’s chemistry and body language, and of course teach them a couple of posing tips, which saves time at the wedding,” he explains. “Also, sometimes there are little behavioural traits your photographer may notice during the engagement session. Maybe the groom blinks a lot, for example, so they’ll then know to take multiple exposures of him during the wedding.” What’s more, there are all kinds of ways you can use the shots – to illustrate your w-day website, say, or as your favours or guest book.