Engagement Sessions

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Why do I need an engagement session?

We always recommend booking an engagement session, and there are a couple of reasons behind it.

Firstly, having an engagement session allows you to get to know your photographer better, so they don’t seem like a gatecrasher or a random person on your wedding day trying to photograph a couple they know nothing about. It helps both sides relax, find common ground, and get the most out of your wedding portraits.

Secondly, you realize that it’s not as scary as you thought it might be. Photography has changed since the awkward studio posing of the 90s. Nowadays, it’s all about capturing moments rather than staging them. Your photographer should be there not only to capture the spontaneity of the moment but also to advise you on what looks good in the photos.

Last but not least, it’s really important that you get the opportunity to see the result of what great wedding photography can achieve before the wedding day. Think of it as a make-up trial for your photos. Afterwards, you can discuss the results with your photographer. Explain to them which photos you love and which ones you’re not a fan of.

Complimentary Session

When you book wedding photography with MT Studio Wedding Photography, some of our packages come with a complimentary engagement session; if not, you can add an engagement session to other packages for a nominal fee or even book a stand-alone session. An engagement photography session is a great opportunity to get comfortable with your photographer before the big day. It’s a chance to learn how to relax in front of the camera and let the photographer capture the beauty of those spontaneous moments that arise. Ultimately it means you’ll spend less time on your big day worrying about how to get the “perfect shot” and more time enjoying the celebration!

Of course, you’ll also have a beautiful set of portraits of you and your betrothed with love in full bloom to treasure forever – in fact, many of our couples say their favourite wedding photograph was actually taken during their engagement photography session!

Visit our blog to see example engagement session galleries.

Not Only Oxfordshire

MT Studio Wedding Photography serves all of Oxford and Oxfordshire and can help you arrange to have your engagement photographs taken in whatever location you desire. The session can be shot indoors, outdoors or in the studio.

There are other reasons to have an engagement photography session too – you can use one of the photographs on your wedding invitations, or display several on your wedding website if you decide to create one. Many of our clients also choose their favourite photograph from the engagement shoot to mount on a signing board so that wedding guests can write messages of love and hope for the newly married couple on the big day itself.

With so much to plan pre-wedding, don’t neglect to organise an engagement photography shoot. It’s a perfect opportunity to bond with your fiancé, start thinking and talking about what you want from your wedding photography and get to know your photographer so that you’re always among friends on your wedding day

Engagement Session Prices

Price for 2 hours session starts from as little as £250, or you can get it totally free if you book one of the selected packages with us*. Please bear in mind that complimentary pre-wedding sessions can be scheduled Monday – Friday. We’re wedding photographers and weekends are super busy as you can imagine.

*Complimentary engagement session only with the ‘Oak package’. To see our latest prices and  packages please get in touch