You don't have to be engaged to have an 'engagement shoot', couple photos are extremely fun to do whatever stage of your relationship you are! I had my first couples shoot last year at a photographer's workshop and it's so rewarding seeing professional photos of you together rather than your heads pressed side by side in a selfie on a phone. Not only is it nice seeing these images but actually 'taking part' is a great thing to do as a couple too. It's a good excuse to get cuddled up or just have fun together!
I usually ask the couple to think of somewhere they would like the photos as I want them to feel comfortable in their surroundings. Other occasions I will just follow the light, like in this shoot with David and Kate for example. We knew it was going to be a beautiful evening so we chased the sun around numerous fields in the countryside and had a laugh along the way. Can I just say, David started the shoot (like most people) slightly apprehensive and not really a 'photo' person, but by the end he enjoyed himself and I think was pleasantly surprised! So I promise, it isn't as scary as you think. If you're not engaged but still interested in having some photos of you and your other half, please get in touch and I promise to make the experience something you'll be glad you did! x