Why You Need to Take Engagement Photos

There are compelling reasons why you should take engagement photos. First of all, it marks the first milestone of your life together, and secondly, it’s like a pre-wedding trial run. You want a photographer that takes pictures you would proudly hang on your wall and not just post to social media.

Make it a Theme and Have Fun!

An engagement photography session can be a lot of fun for some couples. If you have a theme to follow, such as; how you met, things you do together or the location of your first date – it can be like reconnecting all over again! You may want to recreate the special moment that your partner proposed. In addition, you may want to use your engagement photos to announce your commitment to one another to family and friends, for example, ‘save-the-date’ announcements.

The concept behind an engagement photo shoot is to tell the story of finding that one forever person you will hold in your heart forever and have lots of fun and laughter. We will do a mix of portrait, posed and candid photos.

What Should We Wear?

Once you have picked a location for your photo session, think about what to wear or don’t think about what to wear and let me take care of that job. Our studio is filled with beautiful colours and textures that more and create stunning imagery. They have been carefully selected or created by an incredible talented designer whom I work with. People often think studio wardrobe with looked very staged this isn’t the case, unless you’d like it to be. 

Wardrobe can look like you’ve just thrown it on and it magically looks amazing or make a statement that makes your imagery stand out. Totally up to you and your style.

“I Don’t Want Cheesy Photos!”

Don’t worry; I’m not into overly posed looks of couples holding props or other cliche ideas that you see all over Instagram. I’m about natural and authentic – I’m there to capture your love for each other, not create another overused engagement photo idea.

Best Location for Engagement Photos

To break away from the standard engagement photo style, schedule places and things you like to do together, and I’ll be your shadow photographer. For example, you may enjoy fishing together, hiking, or even going to your favourite cafe or restaurant. Perhaps your first date was at the cinema, and it was there you realised you had found the one. Make a list of all the symbolic places in your love story. Before any engagement session we do a pre-shoot consult so I can understand exactly what you’re after.


Thank you for my beautiful photos and for tailoring them to suit my home decor and style. It was such a fun session and you made us feel so comfortable.


Contact Janey


Victor Harbor, South Australia