NEW ON THE BLOG: Engagement or 'pre shoots' by Nikki Kirk Photography

Engagement shoots or pre shoots are a great way to explore your venue with your photographer and practice having your photograph taken before your big day.

Now this may sound a little daft but the majority of people I meet don’t actually like having their photograph taken, and to be fair, unless you are royalty or a celebrity it’s not something you encounter or have to deal with on a daily basis.

With all of my couples I always have a pre shoot – it’s my investment in your big day, and for me it’s so important that you feel comfortable and relaxed on your big day otherwise it will show in your photographs.

On the NKP pre shoots we practice posing, we work out what poses you feel comfortable in, and if you have a ‘best side’ - this is when I’m usually told! We also explore the venue together so you can show me what you have fallen in love with and so that I can see it through your eyes. There are venues I have photographed at numerous times before and this always make sure that we have a fresh insight and a different feel to the photographs as everyone is different and sees different things.

The end result are gorgeous photographs which are great as engagement photographs, and a really strong rapport with your photographer and knowing that they get what you want.

Here are some of the pre shoot photographs taken over the past twelve months...