A gorgeous Autumnal engagement shoot with delightful couple Bianca and Stephane. These two were looking for hand details that they could use on invitations, and they both love black and white. They also wanted to photograph Bianca’s engagement ring, which is an unusual Christian Dior bow with diamonds on it. We had a bit of a play and I love the results, which I think make a sensitive, honest and beautiful record of an engagement. They were delighted too because not only did they get the detail shots they were looking for, but also they got, in Bianca’s words ‘at last, some good photographs of the two of us together!’A pre-wedding engagement shoot is something that at the moment I offer free to all the couples that book their wedding photography with me. It gives them the chance to get to know me before the wedding, which makes for better, more relaxed wedding photography. Lots of couples like to use the images from the pre-wedding shoot for their invitations, save the date cards or on Facebook. I offer one free 10 x 8 print with the shoot and then couples can buy any images they like from the shoot, either in the form of digital negatives on a dvd or as framed prints.