A couple of weeks ago I was a guest blogger for the amazing Herefordshire wedding venue – Brinsop Court. I thought it would be good to share that post with you! So, here it is, originally blogged on: BRINSOP COURT WEDDINGS website. There are some really good reasons to have a pre-wedding shoot but many couples are confused and not quite sure what it actually is!  They ask me… ‘what do you mean by the engagement shoot, we’re already engaged?  This is just something that helps you prepare for your wedding day…

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Here’s five good reasons to have the shoot:

1. You’ll get to know your wedding photographer – and, trust me, this really helps you to be much more relaxed on your wedding day.

2. You’ll get to practise some nice poses – and you’ll have that practical knowledge of how to look best on your wedding pictures.

3. You’ll spend about an hour chatting to, laughing with, hugging and kissing your partner which is a really good anti-stress therapy too.

4. You’ll get some really nice pictures from the time you were engaged. Maybe you’ll want to use those images to create your save the date cards or signing boards?

5. You’ll be left inspired and even more excited about your wedding day! The shoot will motivate you to look for more wedding photography ideas and that will result in having even better wedding images.

It is really useful to have a pre-wedding shoot. Trust me, it helps you get used to the camera. Any experience is good because otherwise you might feel a bit tense on your wedding day. We want you to enjoy your day and the engagement shoot is a way of getting rid of that unnecessary stress of ‘posing in front of the camera’. If you want to know more about Marta May’s engagement photography, follow those links: