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EMD Media provide engagement photo shoots for couples at locations in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. There are many reasons it is important to take engagement photos once you have become engaged. An engagement session with your photographer is without a doubt one of the greatest services you and your fiance can take advantage of prior to your wedding. As a couple who likely has never been photographed professionally before, the engagement session is a valuable tool every couple should utilize. Some couples may feel it’s a waste of time or is not necessary, however there are many valuable reasons why you will benefit from this opportunity.
First make sure you choose your wedding photographer, once you have done so, go get your engagement pictures taken right away. The closer you get to your wedding the less time you find you have to accomplish all that needs to get done. Make sure if possible to use the photographer who will be photographing your wedding. This is the first and probably the most important reason to get your engagement pictures taken.
Establishing a relationship with your photographer long before your wedding will make a difference in the outcome of your wedding images. We spend about an hour or two with couples, listening to them, having fun, getting to know them, and photographing them all at the same time. I take note of how they interact with each other, their individual personalities, and even their quirks.
Have your engagement photos taken at a location that is important or that has some meaning to the two of you. This could be a place you got engaged or a first date, it could be at a place you both like to spend time, or something you like to do together such as a shared interest. Here are some locations where my clients have taken me. To their hometowns, the college where they met, a favourite restaurant or bar, a museum, the zoo, a movie theatre, or as simple as the home where they live.
Another thing you might want to think of doing is having your hair and makeup test done on the same day as your engagement session. This way you get to see how your hair and make look in photos and you can let your hail and makeup people know if there is anything you would like to change.
I can promise you once you see your engagement images and you are excited about them, you will have more confidence in yourselves and in me your photographer. On the wedding day you will look forward to having your picture taken, instead of dreading the thought of having a camera pointed at you all day.
Once you have your engagement images there are many things you can do with them. They can be given, as gifts to the family, parents especially always appreciate photographs of their children. You can make a small album or a coffee table box for yourselves.
On the wedding day there is lots to think about. Knowing and liking your service providers, especially the photographer, is significant in the success of your wedding and will help keep you focused on the real reason you are having a wedding in the first place, each other.
For a limited time only we are offering an engagement shoot to couples for the fantastic price of £100. This includes a 2 hour session Lady Dixon Park, close to Lisburn or for £125 we will travel anywhere within a 80 mile radius of Belfast!! Don’t be conned into accepting a FREE engagement shoot from another photographer. They last 15 minutes in a studio with a white background, you don’t get any hi res images and you have to pay £45 for each photograph. So come on get creative and lets get making beautiful images that you will cherish forever….
Eddie and Cristina