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HOW TO CHOOSE A LOCATION FOR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS

Tips for Engagements Photos

A couple of years ago, I wrote about my favourite places for an engagement photoshoot and the article quickly became the most visited page on my blog. Couples in Worcester are constantly searching for a location to have their engagement photos taken and I love that this resource has been so useful for so many couples! Of course, choosing a place from my list is only one way to decide on an engagement session location so today I thought I’d share a few other ways you can choose a location for your long-awaited engagement photos.


THINK ABOUT WHERE YOU FIRST MET.

If you’re sentimental like me then you’ll want to have photos done in a place that means something to both of you. If you choose the location where you first met, then your engagement photos will always remind you of that sweet day when you met your husband or wife.


RETURN TO THE SPOT WHERE YOU HAD YOUR FIRST DATE.

Remember that you don’t have to do your entire session in one location. If the place where you had your first date is near other locations where you’d want to be photographed then communicate that to your photographer and maybe you can make a quick stop at that special place where it all started.


CONSIDER YOUR HOMETOWN.

If you live in a picturesque area then your hometown might be the perfect location for your shoot!


GO BACK TO WHERE HE or SHE PROPOSED.

Imagine having lovely photos of the two of you at the place where he/she got on one knee!


CHOOSE A PLACE THAT YOU VISIT OFTEN.

Something amazing can be seen when two people share an intimate moment in a place that you visit often.


FIND A PLACE THAT SUITS YOUR INTEREST AND PERSONALITIES.

Do you love the outdoors? Do you prefer a big city? Think about how you like to spend your time together and choose a place based on that.


CONSIDER THE TIME OF DAY.

Remember that in photography, light is everything. So if you plan to have a sunset engagement session, be sure that the light will be flattering at that time of the day! Otherwise, you may want to opt for a sunrise shoot. The river seven at the rear of Worcester Cathedral is a stunning spot at sunset.


PAY ATTENTION TO THE SEASON.

Some locations are prettier during a specific time of year. If you know you want spring photos, do a little research and find out which locations look best at that time of year.


THINK ABOUT THE TYPES OF OUTFITS YOU’D LIKE TO WEAR.

Make sure your outfits fit the location and vibe of the place you’ve chosen.


MAKE SURE THE LOCATION FITS YOUR NEEDS.

This one is especially important if you’re bringing your doggy along on your shoot! You don’t want to choose a place that isn’t dog friendly!


GO SOMEWHERE PRETTY WITH GORGEOUS LIGHT.

There isn’t a rule that says the location of your engagement session has to be meaningful thanks to something that happened there previously. If you love the location and the light is good there, I encourage you to go for it! The place will become meaningful to you once you’ve had your session there.


MAKE IT THEMATIC.

If you have a special holiday, hobby, or season consider planning a session based on those details that are special to the two of you.


And there you have it! I hope you found these tips useful and that they help you decide on a location for your shoot. Reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns!


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Beautiful Day for some amazing people!!

Becky & Anthony Dooley

Becky and Anthony recently got married in Bromsgrove at the registry office, then had an amazing outdoor reception, with help from family and friends the day was truly amazing.

For the full gallery of there amazing day, visit my the gallery page.

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Something a little different, the annual Timberhonger 10k Hill race.

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Something a little different, the annual Timberhonger 10k Hill race.

Bromsgrove Carnival is a not for profit event that has been run for over 100 years and is run entirely by volunteers.

It is not connected to Bromsgrove District Council – but they are an excellent supporter by allowing them to use Sanders Park.

The event raises money for a nominated charity (or charities) and the charity is nominated at the A.G.M. The money is raised by means of organising a Carnival and/ or Carnival Parade and/ or other associated events at given times throughout the year.

Taking place each year in Sander Park, the carnival includes the 17th running of the Timberhonger 10k, so called as most of the route is on Timberhonger Lane.  It has traditionally been part of Bromsgrove Carnival weekend with all profits donated to charity.  This year we raised money for local charities the Primrose Hospice, Libby Mae's Little Angels and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Over the years the race has become famous for it's friendly Carnival atmosphere, great crowds at the finish, and a picturesque course with a now infamous hill.

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A beautiful Hanbury Church Wedding then to Manor Hill House.

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A beautiful Hanbury Church Wedding then to Manor Hill House.

Adrian and Vanya are two amazing people, both inside and out.  It is rare that I don’t get to know people prior to their wedding day.  Adrian and Vanya both live in Bromsgrove.

I photographed  Adrian and Vanya’s wedding at Hanbury Church in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.  The day was near perfect at this amazing venue that I photograph at quite often. It wasn’t your typical May day, it was unusually hot weather for the UK.

The Wedding

Meticulously planned by our bride with assistance from Jasmin at Manor Hill House, food was also supplied by Manor Hill House. The wedding had the perfect setting for everything you would imagine from a countryside wedding.

Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook in order to see our latest work.

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Wedding Photography - Amy and Daniel Baker

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Wedding Photography - Amy and Daniel Baker

Daniel & Amy Baker

Dan and Amy are two amazing people, both inside and out.  It is rare that I don’t get to know people prior to their wedding day.  Dan and Amy both live in Bromsgrove.  They got married at St Johns Church in front of approximately 70 of their closest family and friends, then to the Four Stones in Clent for the wedding reception. 

St Johns Church

St John the Baptist is the beautiful, historic church, overlooking the town of Bromsgrove. With its cathedral-like interior and magnificent spire, it can be seen for miles in any direction. Yet within this iconic building lies a warm, friendly and inclusive heart, full of history and tradition, which invites and welcomes all who seek sanctuary and worship. Its such a beautiful place to get married. 


The Four Stones.

Located in a stunning countryside haven our customers can expect the warmest of welcomes, surrounded by sensational views of natural beauty overlooking the Clent Hills, Worcestershire.

All of the food is freshly prepared to create a wide range of international flavours day-in day-out. They use the best of produce so that guests can experience the best of creations serving fresh local produce and specialising in market fish dishes.

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