Provence Engagement Photo Shoot – 9 Reasons why you need one!

Should I have an engagement photo shoot is a question I hear a lot of couples asking. So, I thought I shared some reasons why planning a Provence engagement photo shoot is a great idea!

Provence engagement photo shoot

1. Get To Know Your Photographer

A Provence engagement photo shoot is the perfect chance to get to know your wedding photographer. It allows you to spend time together, understand how they’ll work on the day of your wedding and communicate how you like to be photographed. Then you can go for a coffee and natter after the shoot!

2. Personalised Save The Dates or Invitations

If you’re designing your save the dates, wedding invitations or wedding website then an engagement photo shoot provides you with beautiful photographs to make your stationary and website look more intimate and professional. If you’re looking for some one to design memorable wedding stationary in France then I can highly recommend Virginie at Encres et Nuances.

French Riviera Engagement Photo Shoot

3. An Excuse to do a Site Visit

It can be scary when you’re planning a destination wedding in France. So, doing a pre-wedding photo shoot means that you can also visit your wedding venue and meet up in person with the other wedding suppliers.

4. Practice Hair and Makeup

A Provence engagement photo shoot is a great opportunity to test out your hair and make-up for your wedding day. This will allow you to preview how you’ll look in the photos and see if the style you want really works with your vision for the wedding day. If you need recommendations for make-up artists in the South of France then check out my previous blog post.

5. Family Photos

If you already have children when you get married, it can be hard on the wedding day to get the perfect family photos due to the excitement. Therefore, a pre-wedding photo shoot provides you more time in a relaxing environment to get perfect family photos.

Gordes engagement photo shoot

6. Practise for Your Wedding Day

Most couples are a little nervous about the photography part of their wedding day. So, an engagement photo shoot allows you and your partner to practise and communicate ideas with your wedding photographer.

7. Different Season

The majority of destination weddings in France happen in the summer, therefore why not plan your engagement shoot for the Autumn season, when the landscape is dotted with oranges, reds and yellows. Or opt for a spring Provence photo shoot surrounded by mimosa and the spring blossom.

8. Different Location

If you’re getting married in the stunning Luberon area with vineyards, lavender fields and roses galore then you could consider a sunset beach engagement photo shoot in the French Riviera.

9. Celebrate your Love!

You’ve just got engaged! That’s a huge moment in both of your lives and you should be shouting from the roof tops and celebrating this milestone. What I would give to see photographs of my parents and grandparents when they got engaged. So, why not book a photo shoot as a gift for yourselves and the future generations!

What is an engagement or pre-wedding photoshoot?

My pre-wedding and engagement photo shoots involve an hour photography session in a location of your choice. It’s creates a space where we can capture some beautiful photos without the pressure of a wedding. Allowing you to feel comfortable without being surrounded by the gazing eyes of your loved ones. The photo shoots are ‘add ons’ to my packages. Meaning that they’re not included in the package but you can choose to add them on at an extra cost. Pre-wedding photo shoots are for couples that have booked me to photograph their wedding in France. Engagement photo shoots are for couples that want to celebrate their engagement but are using another photographer for the wedding and perhaps getting married in another country.

If you’d like to enquire about booking your Provence engagement photo shoot then send me a message.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Abbi x



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