Gloucestershire Engagement Photographer

Gloucestershire Engagement Photography

Sophie TC Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer

Vibrant bright and natural Wedding Photography in Gloucestershire and the UK

So you have the ring and the planning has started! Yay! What better way to celebrate the next chapter in your lives together than having a Gloucestershire Engagement Photography experience? Engagement photography sessions are not only a lovely opportunity to create some special memories but also a great way to meet your wedding photographer. That is why all my wedding collections include an engagement shoot to help you get to know me and relax on your wedding day. 

I am based in the Stroud area but am happy to travel to your perfect engagement shoot location. I have had shoots all over the Cotswolds and even Cornwall! Most of my couples like to have their engagement shoot at their wedding venue as a chance to choose some nice locations for photos on their wedding day. 

Gloucestershire Engagement Photographer
Gloucestershire Engagement Photographer
Gloucestershire Engagement Photography
Gloucestershire Engagement Photographer
Bristol Engagement Photographer

Should I have an Engagement shoot?

I have so many couples say to me that they feel awkward in front of the camera and they are worried about posing. This is where an engagement shoot really does help you!

In these sessions you will see how little posing you need to create some lovely photos – and what ‘posing’ is actually like for a wedding couple. I will help you relax in front of the camera and try out some photos together. But don’t worry they are as natural as possible and not at all like modelling! We can also play around with ideas you may have seen yourselves.

You can decide where you would like your engagement session to be. Some couples decide to have their engagement shoot at their wedding venue and tie in a walk round. This also means we can scout out some of those special places for your wedding day.

You can also choose when you would like your shoot too! Some couples choose to have their shoot early so they can use these photos for their save the date cards. Others have them around 6 weeks before the wedding to have a mini ‘practice’ before the big day.

Most importantly this is a time for you to get to know me and I you. Trust me we will have a lot of fun and get you some beautiful engagement photos in the process. The aim is to get you relaxed around me and the camera, so I am just another friendly face on your special day.

If you want to find out more then go and check out my blog post all about why you should book in a Gloucestershire Engagement Photography session in more detail.

Destination Photoshoots

Looking for something that little bit different? Going on holiday soon and fancy having your shoot on the beach or up a mountain? Or do you fancy a special couples shoot together to celebrate an anniversary? Then a destination photoshoot is just what you need. 

Here at Sophie TC Photography we are more than happy to travel for photoshoots for any of our couples. Beach sunsets being a firm favourite with us! Some couples like to go back to the spot they got engaged or just fancy some photos at sunset during a high tide. Whatever you have in mind lets chat as I am sure we can come up with something special and stunning just for you. 

If you have already booked a wedding and would like to have a destination engagement shoot then drop me a message. An additional charge may apply depending on the location. 

Gloucestershire Engagement Photography
Destination Engagement Shoot
Gloucestershire Engagement Photography

Engagement Stories

Want to see some mini galleries and get some top tips for your engagement shoot? Check out some of these beautiful engagement stories below. There you can see where we went for their shoot, what we got up to and some top tips for planning yours! 

Coaley Peak

Sian and Alex

Rococo Gardens

Jodie and Joe

Purton Ships Graveyard

Jillian and Owen

Bristol City Centre

Sophia and Callum

Sand Point, Weston

Connor and Emily

Rococo Gardens

Thea and Mike
coming soon

Rococo Gardens

Natalie and Luke


Shauna and Pascal
coming home

Want more than Gloucestershire Engagement Photography?

Head on over to my portfolio page for more on wedding venues I have shot at and couples wedding stories. You can also see many more photos of their shoots to give you an idea of what is in store when you book with me! Hope you enjoy!

Gloucestershire Engagement Photographer
Gloucestershire Engagement Photographer


Yes, Engagement shoots are included in all Rose and Sunflower collections. If you want to add this onto another collection then you can. Just get in touch and we can chat all things engagements and weddings. 

Of course we can help. We are more than happy to make some suggestions on locations but here are some top tips for choosing a location: 

  1. Ask your venue if you can have it there? We can use this as a practice run for your day. 
  2. Are there any places that are special to you as a couple? Maybe where you became engaged? 
  3. Are there any nice gardens around your local area? One of our couples met us at a National Trust Garden. 
  4. If you have a pet dog… firstly, bring them along. Secondly, we could just go on a local woodland walk with your pet and get them involved too.

This is up to you as a couple but a personal favourite is at golden hour. So, check the time of this depending on the time of year. I would recommend having your shoot outside in natural light. 

As always, I highly recommend booking in as soon as possible as I get booked up quickly. If you are looking at having your engagement shoot in the summer months or between April – September they will have to be booked in on a Monday -Thursday or Sunday as Weddings take priority in these months on Fridays and Saturdays. 

No it can be anywhere! All Engagement shoots in Gloucestershire include free travel. Anywhere out of my 30 mile engagement shoot radius may include a small travel fee. But I have been all over! Sunset beach shoots in Cornwall to the French Alps.

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