Black Park Country Park Buckinghamshire Engagement Photographer – Roshni & Gurinder
Buckinghamshire Engagement Photographer
I'm not the best at posting engagement shoots on the blog. But, I love going for a wander with my new besties and trying to trick them into not feeling like we're doing a photoshoot. Roshni and Gurinder took me to Black Park near Slough, Buckinghamshire, one of their favourite spots for a walk.
Shall we talk about how perfectly these two colour coordinated to these gorgeous flowers? It's a real soft pink bonanza. Oh and I am in love with the gnarly tree branches. And most importantly, we made friends with the wildlife.
What should you wear to an engagement shoot?
While we're at it, let's talk about what you should wear to an engagement shoot. Roshni and Gurdiner did a great job of having the same colour palette without looking matchy-matchy. And, while you're probably not usually going for a walk in the woods in your smart trousers and heels, the open neck on the shirt, the boots, the summer dress, mean it doesn't look at odds with the environment.
So, here are my top tips:
- try your outfits on together to make sure they don't clash and have a similar vibe. I'd advise not dressing too matching and ending up looking like horror film twins. Pick a colour pallette perhaps, like pastels or bold tones.
- wear something you're comfortable in - this isn't the time to try a brand new look, you don't want to be in your head for the whole shoot, or focused on sucking in, or tucking in your bra straps
- think about the location and the weather - unlike a wedding, where you're wearing something totally impractical no matter the location (a giant white dress is never practical, right? Nor is a three piece suit in 30 degree heat), this is your chance to wear something that suits. If it's a winter shoot, think about how your coat, scarves, hats, etc. will fit into the outfit. If you're in the woods, it's probably time to put the stilettos away. You get me.
- Don't think about it too much - I know I just gave you a little bullet point list, but, honestly, just letting go is the best way to get good photos, so, don't stress it too much.
What kind of photos should you get at an engagement shoot?
A lot of my couples are in two minds about whether or not they need/want an engagement shoot. And I'll be real, I'll never pressure you to have one - if it sounds like you're not going to benefit from one, I'll tell you. But, here's why you might want one. Engagement shoots are a ton of fun and definitely help you stop worrying about being photographed at the wedding. You have more time to warm up to being photographed, without a tight timeline. Roshni and Gurinder also used their engagement photos in their guest book at the wedding and I felt so proud of how gorgeous they looked. Guestbooks and other wedding items like save the dates and wedding websites are a great use for your engagement photos. Also, if you're anything like me, all the photos of you and your partner are dodgy selfies (and I have T-rex arms so normally no background and only half our heads are in), so it's great to have some more casual photos of you together.
And what about keeping the family happy? In engagement shoots I try to get a mix of fun, natural photos of couples interacting the way they really are and some that are going to be good for the family - think looking at the camera smiling - like your Nan would want to frame.
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