A pre-wedding shoot often referred to as an engagement shoot, is a photo+video shoot that usually takes place three to six months prior to the wedding day.
When couples are checking out wedding photographers, the chances are they’re focussing on the big day itself and the role the photographer will play in it. The pre-wedding photoshoot can be overlooked, and many couples don’t even realize such a thing exists.
A pre-wedding photoshoot is a chance for the couple to get together with their wedding photographer in the run-up to the big day, usually at a venue of their choice, and to have some portrait photos taken. Many photographers include a pre-wedding photoshoot in their package but expect the couple to pay extra for any digital images and prints they want, and some charge an additional fee for a pre-wedding shoot.
You can have some beautiful and natural images taken of you and your fiance looking like yourselves rather than like a bride and groom. Your pre-wedding photos can be taken in a more casual setting than your wedding venues such as your home, a park, or the beach.