3 things to consider when planning your engagement photo session

 So you’re thinking about having an engagement photo session, here are three things to consider:


Where shall we have our session?

  • Somewhere that’s special to you both. Perhaps where you had your first date or where he proposed. Or maybe somewhere that you like to go together.
  • It might be that you want to be photographed doing something that you both love. Rowing is a big part of Rhys’ life so it was an obvious choice for their session.
  • It might be that you just fancy the woods, a field, the beach or a more urban setting.


What should we wear?

  • The most important thing is that you should be comfortable & look like yourselves! Wearing clothes that you like will make you feel more confident and this shows in a photo.
  • Layers are great because you can add & subtract items for a different look. Always bring a coat or jumper to keep warm in-between shots.
  • Textures are a winner: think fluffy jumper or velvet jacket.
  • Accessories can really help make a picture; whether it’s some jewellery or funky shoes.
  • Solid colours work well, as does some pattern. However it is best to avoid bold motifs, because this will distract from your faces. Co-ordinating colours work really well, although avoid wearing the same thing.
  • Finally dress like you’re both going to the same place – whether it be the beach or out for dinner…


What should we expect?

  • A fun relaxed time together. We should be about an hour.
  • Some direction from me.
  • Just be yourselves.
  • Some great photos. They will be available two weeks after the session on a password protected online gallery. You will also receive your very own mobile app for use on your smartphones and tablets.


If you would like to book an engagement photo session please get in touch here or if you’d prefer a chat feel free to give me a call on 07905 973255


Mercedes Evans Photographer – Surrey wedding photographer taking relaxed and natural wedding photographs in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire

Engaged couple look at each as they walk under the hangar in Farnborough
a smiling young man and woman stand in a field of golden grass with trees in the background, he holds a young red working cocker spaniel
Bagshot pre wedding photography
Godalming engagement photography
engagement photo session with young couple canoeing on the River Thames in Walton-on-Thames
Godalming pre wedding photography
young man gives his fiancee a piggyback in the woods during their engagement photoshoot
young couple sit together in the long grass during golden hour
pre wedding photoshoot in Shere, Surrey
young couple walk their dog on a path through a rapeseed field
woman leads her fiance up the steps in London during their pre wedding photos
bride and groom sit in an autumnal wood and laugh together
a silhouetted couple jump in the air against a dark blue sky
a smiling couple sit together in long golden grass


Mercedes Evans Photographer