As an engagement photographer I love the opportunity to meet the couples that I am going to photograph prior to their wedding day. There is a no better way of getting to know each other than on an engagement photo shoot. It gives you the opportunity as a couple to practice being relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera.
I met up with Keith and Xiaoyan pictured above earlier this year at the Dunston Hall Hotel for there pre wedding photo shoot. I look forward to photographing their wedding next year.
Keith arranged for me to take photographs of him and his bride to be in the grounds of and inside Dunston Hall Hotel. We stayed for lunch afterwards. The hotel staff were very helpful.
I asked Keith to bring along some props to the photo shoot and he obliged with several, including the sign above with the distances from Dunston Hall to their home places of Guangzhou and Norwich. I thought that this was a very special, romantic and lovely idea. it might give you some ideas for your pre wedding photo shoot.
We started the photo shoot outside with the couple wearing casual clothing. It was a cold drizzly day with heavy rain forecast later than day.
For some romantic images it is always worth bringing along some flowers like the red rose in the image above.
Above is an image of Keith and Xiaoyan with another prop of a red heart showing their names and the date of their engagement.
In keeping with the theme of the day Keith and Xiaoyan waved flags of their home countries.
After about one hour into the photo shoot it started to rain heavily. We ventured into the hotel. Keith and Xiaoyan changed into more formal outfits.
The image above shows Keith and Xiaoyan with another prop with flags spelling out the word love.
The image above shows Keith and Xiaoyan with coloured balloons that is the colour theme of their wedding.
Also see Keith and Xiaoyan wedding that took place a few months after their engagement photo shoot.
Engagement Photography at Dunston Hall Hotel
If you require an engagement photographer at Dunston Hall, please take a look at my couples photo shoot page. If you are getting married and require a professional photographer please view my wedding photography page for information and advice.