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Pre-Wedding & Engagement Photography

A record of your love story in images.

Couple photography is a chance to visually document the story of your relationship. You don’t need to necessarily be engaged, or even pre-wedding! You can choose to celebrate your love story at any stage of the relationship – even if you’ve been married for 50 years!

For most couples, a photography shoot together is their first experience being photographed with each other. It helps them relax into the process and also makes a perfect “dry run” shoot for your wedding photography on the big day.

The additional benefit of engagement photography is that it gives you and your photographer a really good opportunity to get to know each other. After all, your love story is a personal and intimate part of your relationship.

A lot of couples are a little nervous about the idea of being photographed and these sessions really help with making you feel really relaxed in front of the camera and to feel more confident about your wedding photographs.

Being more relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera of course helps with the more natural and storytelling-based documentary style of photography that Vanilla Images is famous for.

What to expect from your couples photography shoot.

Photography sessions are designed to celebrate and explore your unique relationship story, and are very flexible in theme and location, to ensure that they best represent your individual personalities and your relationship together.

How long does it take?

Couple and engagement photography sessions usually take approx. 1 – 1.5 hours, and are at a location of your choice.

A lot of couples choose a location that has meaning to them, but we can also suggest a location based on the types of locations you are most drawn to, e.g. beach, bush, gardens, urban etc.


Engagement photography shoots provide a great opportunity to get to locations that you love but due to time constraints on your wedding day you may not be able to get to.

For example, you may have your heart set on beach wedding photos, but your wedding venue might be a winery where the nearest beach is too far away to get to on the day.

How will my images be presented?

Digital collections of your images are available, but being such a beautiful representation of your relationship together, wall art and albums are popular choices for displaying your images.

Beautiful archival albums and wall art not only serves as way of documenting your relationship story for the future, but is also beautiful to have surrounding you daily, as life has a habit of becoming busy and full and it can be difficult to remember to take the time to pause and remember how important love and our connections to the people that matter to us, are to our happiness in life.

Read more about our Albums and Portrait Products here.

Choose a stand-alone session, or packaged up with your wedding photography.

Sessions can be booked as a stand-alone portrait photography session, or can be included in wedding photography packages as an engagement photography shoot.

Ready to record your love story? Call photographer Karen Pike direct on 0409 248 712 or send an email enquiry to

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