Below are a couple of teasers, just for the blogging purposes.. Posted with the couple’s permission, of course!
Even though I’ve been doing photography for quite some time now, I’m still always looking to boost my portfolio!
I put an ad on my Facebook for a few couples to come forward a few months ago, to take part in a portfolio-building exercise that’ll give me experience with shooting engaged couples, or at the very least, a pre-wedding shoot if they book with me. A few people jumped in, but one of those couples were two of my good friends, Harry and Jay.
Harry messaged me privately a few weeks after the initial post, saying he planned to purchase rings for them both, and make the ‘engagement-shoot-to-help-out-a-friend’ into an official shoot! I did a little weird dance while at my computer, until the realisation sunk in that this was my first engagement shoot, which was intended for practice, in which the couple were going to actually propose. The fear of messing up was real.
A couple of weeks later [and several messages of “Tabby, you won’t mess this up!”], and the date had arrived for the ‘practice’ shoot. I met up with Jay and Harry, and we meandered over to the location [of which had grown beautifully in the few days weeks of warm rain that Britain calls ‘summer’], and we got to work. Below are a couple of teasers, just for the blogging purposes.. Posted with the couple’s permission, of course!
It was a really sweet day, and a successful shoot if I may be so bold to say. The weather remained glorious for the whole shoot [even if that did mean me trying to hide in all the shady spots when not shooting..]. We ended the day by going back to Harry and Jay house, for a cup of tea [which was actually amazing tea 10/10, will drink again - Tabby 2016] while I waiting for my lift.
I still have more couples in mind to finalise a portfolio of pre-wedding/engagement shoots, but with the success of this one, which ended up being a real engagement shoot, I think I’m confident enough to capture more staged ones.. Nothing like throwing me in the deep end!