Reis's summer engagement shoot
Engagement photo shoots are becoming more and more common, with couples choosing to make that life-changing moment a more everlasting memory by having a photographer there to take photos.
All kinds of photo shoots around the wedding are growing in popularity, including for pre-wedding day events like hen and stag dos, bridal showers and dress rehearsals. The engagement shoot is the biggest current trend - after all, it's such a big moment, and 100% of the involved parties will be too busy with engagement rings to worry about holding a camera!
You may be a future bride here looking for outfit inspiration for your engagement, or a future groom in need of some tips.
Perfocal covers plenty of engagement shoots across the UK, making fiancés around the country some magical memories to look back on and share with friends and family.
One such engagement shoot that we're extremely proud of is Reis' surprise proposal to Jessica.
Type of shoot: Wedding & engagement
Location: Tower Hill, London
Package: 1 hour
Reis's engagement shoot
In June of 2019, Reis knew he wanted to spend his life with Jessica. He knew he wanted to pop the big question, but he didn't know where or when, or how.
He eventually decided on London as the location, as it was a city they both loved. He also knew he wanted a photographer to be there to capture the moment, and the look of surprise on Jessica's face.
He searched for 'London photographers' and found us, Perfocal. When talking with our customer service team, Reis went out on a limb and asked if we knew any good spots around London for an engagement. We gave him the hint of St Dunstan in the East church gardens.
St Dunstan is a 12th-century church nestled in the heart of London. Severely damaged during the Blitz, its ruins have been transformed into a beautiful and tranquil garden. It's a very little-known oasis in a big city, and the perfect place to have a special moment with the one you love.
In preparation, Reis decided to get to the gardens with Jessica as early as possible to avoid crowds.
He booked a 1-hour shoot with us, with just 2 days notice before the proposal.
Naturally, we found Reis one of the best wedding photographers going, Ligia. She met them at the gates of the church gardens at 8.15am on a Saturday for the big surprise.
The quiet summer morning was the perfect opportunity to get some pre-wedding shots. Of course, an engagement shoot wouldn't be an engagement shoot without a close-up of the ring, the happy face of the bride-to-be, and a shot of a loving embrace.
It will come as no surprise - she said yes!
On behalf of everyone at Perfocal - congratulations to Reis and Jessica! What an absolutely magical engagement and a lovely couple.
We hope these photos will be memories treasured for a lifetime.