An Engagement Shoot is a photoshoot for the two of you after you have booked your wedding photographer and is done before your wedding day. (Read More About It Here)
You're probably confused and are asking yourself, where would be the best place to do it? Before you go down the rabbit hole and get discouraged I'm going to help you understand 3 ways you can pick a perfect location for an engagement shoot.
The Proposal Location
One of the most important things to do is to go back to the moment of your proposal! Do you remember how he proposed to you? That moment will stay with you forever. The emotions will start flooding your head, you will start remembering the lead up to it, the smells, the sky, the weather, the overall feeling of the moment. This is the perfect location for your Engagement Shoot and I encourage you to stick to it!
Your First Date Location
If you got engaged abroad and you can't go back there, think of your first date. Think of the things that you did together for the first time. Did you have an ice cream while walking through a park? Did you go to a concert and had dinner in a fancy restaurant? These places that drew you two closer together are magical. I believe that the significance of those places is obvious. Without a doubt they could be amazing locations for your engagement shoot.
Places You Love Visiting
Sometimes my couples want to showcase their personalities. I think it's wonderful. Think about the things that you like. Is it architecture? Is it book stores (trust me a shoot in a book store will look FANTASTIC)? Perhaps stylish and sleek venues with exquisite cuisine? Or maybe you like to be inspired by beautiful scenery? It can be places like Glendalough or Howth. You will be choosing your wedding style according to your personality. It will be a great idea to have a continuous style from the beginning to the end of your wedding story!
So here are your 3 ways to pick a perfect location for an Engagement Shoot. Think about what location is your favourite and pick that. It is not everyday that you get to take photos of the two of you in a place of great sentimental significance!