Staunton Harold Hall

Congratulations on Your Engagement

If you're here after visiting the Elvaston Castle open morning, I'm sure you're as impressed with the location as I am.

I've been visiting Elvaston since I was a kid, so it has fond memories for me. As soon as I heard that it was to become a wedding venue again, I got straight in touch with the team at Saffron because I just had to be involved in some way!

As a way of celebrating this wonderful venue I decided to offer a complimentary engagement shoot to every couple who books to have their wedding at Elvaston in 2018 and 2019.

Gothic Hall at Elvaston Castle
Sensory Garden at Elvaston Castle

The Engagement Shoot

If you're wondering what exactly an engagment shoot (or pre-wedding shoot) is, then here are the basics. 

These shoots have risen in popularity over the last few years. They're a way to celebrate the engagement and to have some photographs created of the pair of you together in the time leading up to your wedding day. 

You may have seen images like this, either from friends or websites. The predominant trend for these shoots is for them to be styled and choreographed with lots of posing. Like a sort of portrait shoot. 

This is where my engagement shoots differ. 

As a documentary wedding photographer, I wanted to offer engagement shoots that are more of a 'fly on the wall' or 'day in the life' shoot than a straight portrait shoot. You won't be peering out from behind trees, jumping off walls or wearing serious looks on your faces while you stare into the distance. Nope. All you have to do is be yourselves, and enjoy your time together. 

Young engaged couple laughing together
Young and stylish couple

So what next?

To get the ball rolling, just pop your details in the form below. When it comes to talking about yourselves, be as chatty as you like. We can then start to work out dates, ideas and locations for your shoot.

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