First off, you can get comfortable in front of the camera. Unless you’re a model (which you might be!), you probably haven’t spent much time in front of a professional camera. Getting married can be nerve-racking, and all the awkward poses and forced smiles can add a lot of pressure on your big day. An engagement shoot with a professional photographer gives you the chance to familiarise yourself with what it’s like to have all eyes on you and practice being yourself in front of the camera so we can capture the most authentic, truest versions of yourselves.
Second, we can get to know each other! Every couple is different, and as your wedding photographer, we want to get to know you so we know how to best capture the essence of your day. With an engagement photo shoot, we have the chance to start building a relationship so things can run more smoothly on the wedding day.
Also, you can use your session as a trial run for your hair and makeup. You’ll get to see how you’ll look on camera before the wedding day and be totally sure that you’ll achieve the bridal look you’re going for.
There is no more inspiring a location to host a session than New Zealand’s Queenstown Lakes District. Blessed with towering mountains, charming passes and, of course, the eponymous, crystal clear lakes, this is the perfect place to host your pre-wedding photoshoot.
If you have a location in mind for your engagement photography session, let us know! Or, we can offer some ideas for unique spots or mountaintops for that epic backdrop. Our Wanaka and Queenstown engagement photographers are experts in the best locations in the region for your photos.
This is an opportunity to get to know us and get a go at being in front of the camera, so on your big day you won’t have to worry. Being engaged is a wonderful time in your life and we’d love to share it with you!
It’s important for us to gain an insight into how you want the shoot to happen, so please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you have any queries or special requests regarding the occasion.
We are dedicated to providing loving couples with exceptional service, and will talk you through our service and chat about your requests for the day. This can include anything from location to hair, make up, flowers and anything else you might want to add into the shoot.