Why do we need an Engagement Portrait?

Why do we need an Engagement Portrait?

I know it can be difficult to select the right photographer to capture your wedding day, and the choices can be overwhelming.  

An Engagement Portrait Session will give you a test drive

The more your photographer understands you, the better your photos will be.


To book your engagement shoot now, call 0413 841 296 or email  me today


To help you make your engagement session a little easier, here are some frequently asked questions about engagement sessions:

Why should we do an engagement shoot?

It’s a little rehearsal!  Spending time with your photographer before your wedding can help if you’re feeling nervous  about being photographed on your wedding day.


You’ll get used to working with me, so you’ll feel way more confident and relaxed on your wedding day.

Plus you will receive some amazing images from this special time in your lives together, before you were married!

A lot of couples use their engagement portrait photos for their wedding displays and ‘save the date’ invites.

Who shoots our engagement portraits?

I will be your personal photographer. I’m an AIPP Master Photographer with over 17 years’ experience. I’m completely there for you.  I know how important this is.

What should I wear?

Rule number one (this is actually the only rule!):  Wear what you feel comfortable in and what you think makes you look your best.  If you do not feel comfortable, if you do not think that you look good, then you will not be happy with the engagement photos!

How long is an engagement session?

All of our custom on location engagement sessions last for about an hour.

Where do we do the engagement shoot?

What locations best describe you?  Did you get engaged at a lookout or on the beach?  Are you always going to the movies?  How about starting the shoot in front of the city’s coolest icons or most obscure cafe?
We can take your engagement portraits anywhere you like as long as it is within Melbourne. My advice is to choose your favourite location that really means something special to you.

What time of day should we do the engagement shoot?

All of my engagement portrait sessions are shot during the week as I’m shooting weddings on the weekends.

I usually recommend to start your engagement session about an hour to an hour and a half before sunset. That gives us the VERY best light of the day. That being said, early in the morning is also always an option, but stay away from high noon if at all possible.

To book your engagement shoot now, call 0413 841 296 or email me today


Megan Aldridge Photography


Melbourne & Beyond