It was a bitterly cold day when we headed out to do an engagement shoot at Portpatrick. Gemma and Scott will be getting married at Cally Palace at Gatehouse of Fleet in April and with bad weather during the last quarter of 2012 the include engagement shoot had been left for a nice crisp winters day. Which is exactly what we got, albeit -1 degrees C.
Portpatrick village is on the extreme south-westerly tip of mainland, cut into steep cliffs, it has a picturesque harbour and pretty lighthouse. Portpatrick’s position on the Rhins of Galloway affords visitors views of the Northern Irish coast 21 miles to the west and is complete with clifftop walks and beaches. It was the perfect setting for a photoshoot and typical of the beautiful locations to be fond in Dumfries and Galloway.
An engagement or pre-wedding photoshoot is important as it helps to build a relationship with the photographer who is taking your wedding photographs. It also helps the couple to feel more relaxed in front of the camera on their wedding day, as they have already seen how they look together in some professionally captured images prior to their wedding day. Whilst an engagement shoot is primarily an American tradition it is slowly becoming and integral part of the wedding formalities in the UK. Above all an engagement shoot is an excuse to get out and have some fun, and is offered as a FREE addition to all of my wedding packages.
Despite the freezing temperatures we managed to capture some great images and I can think of nothing better than an engagement shoot at Portpatrick. Here are some of Gemma and Scott’s engagement photos: