Engagement Photo Shoot

Unless you’ve been a professional model you’re probably like most people who at times can feel a little awkward in front of a camera. On your wedding day you’re going to want the best set of Photographs you’ve ever had to keep as a record of your Wedding Day, therefore an engagement session is a great opportunity to spend some time getting comfortable with your photographer, learning what angles work best for you both whilst enjoying some quality time together creating a beautiful set of images that can be used on invitations, guest books and wall art for around the house.

Some couples like to go to the place they are getting married for their engagement shoot, that way on the day we have an excellent idea of the spots we want to photograph as well as the time it’s going to take to get to each location, ensuring the big day runs as smoothly as possible.

The collection of images below is from a recent engagement session I did at Lavender Bay in Sydney.

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Posing Tips for Grooms

Don’t overthink it! The best shot’s happen when your casual and relaxed. Use your surroundings and props, leaning against a doorway, a car, interacting and messing around with your groomsmen or sitting on the edge of a chair.

Similar to posing a bride, what ever is closest to the camera will look biggest, so if you’ve got a bit of a belly it’s best if you slouch forward slightly so your face is closer to the camera than your waist. Keep the chin up and out so you don’t end up with “double chin” this will have you looking sharp.

Guys can keep their shoulders a bit more square to the camera than Girls, this will make you look broader and more masculine.

Our photography style is quite candid, you’ll still have some formal shots but mostly we will ask you and your partner to stand in a particular spot that works well with the conditions then let you chat, laugh and interact with each other so we can step back and capture the moment as it unfolds naturally.

If there are any particular poses you need to be in a good Photographer will guide you on the day.groom portrait