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Our engagement photoshoot | Wedding planning - Adventitious Violet
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Our engagement photoshoot | Wedding planning

I’m back from a lot of travelling and settling back into normal life in Scotland once again. I arrived on Friday and on Saturday we were off to do our engagement photoshoot.

As you may remember, we got engaged last November – though we had been talking about it seriously for about a year (#spousevisa). Through wedding planning, I had recently been looking into photographers and into doing a photoshoot this May. May is a good month in Scotland, but also, as our wedding is next May, I wanted to start putting together my save the dates.

It was by chance that a friend of ours, George, who is starting a photography business, got in touch to ask if we would consider doing our engagement photoshoot with him. I jumped at the chance, because he’s taken my photograph before, he’s extremely nice and I knew it was going to be a good experience!

This Saturday afternoon we went out with George to one of our favourite spots in the greater Stirling area, Port of Menteith. You see, there is a small island on the Lake of Menteith where stands the old ruin of a priory, called Inchmahome. We were there last May and it was bluebells season and it was beautiful. The Brit and I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for our photos.

The experience overall was great! At first, we were a bit awkward, trying to find our groove, between us and with George. But soon enough it became super easy and relaxed and we had a lot of fun, mostly standing in the sun cuddling each other. George directed us really well – thank god cause I didn’t know what I was doing with my own body! This blogger loves being behind the camera more ha!

Here is a small selection of some of our favourite photos, some we will be using for our wedding stationery and some we will definitely frame for our home!

engagement photoshoot

George is a friend of ours, but the photoshoot with him was such a great and professional experience. If you’re looking for a photographer in the Stirling area, I can recommend you get in contact with him! He’s a fun and relaxed guy who will really make you feel at ease and capture the best moments. You can find his website here and his Facebook page here.

Have you ever done a photoshoot? What was your experience like?xx

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