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Kat and Alex – a cool summer evening engagement session, Glasgow

When it comes to engagement sessions in the summer, I really am a big fan of evening photography shoots. Alex and Kat had their engagement photography session in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, and it’s a perfect example of why these sessions work so well at this time of day.

My main love for evening engagement sessions is the gorgeous golden light. It’s soft, it’s flattering, and it’s lovely to work with as there’s no hard shadows or squinting.

In addition to great light, the other benefit for couples having an evening engagement session is that most places are usually a lot quieter. It makes it so much easier to relax and simply be together, to connect with each other, to flirt, to kiss, to embrace… and feel a lot less self-conscious about doing so. I think a lot of couples in Scotland have reservations about public displays of affection, it can feel a little strange if you’re usually quite private with your feelings. As daunting as the prospect of having an engagement session can be, it’s a great way for camera shy couples to build confidence in front of the camera before their wedding.

I met Alex and Kat relatively recently after they booked me for their wedding and we discussed the possibility of having an engagement session as part of their package. Although it is still peak wedding season, finding time one evening in the week is perfect for a good engagement shoot.

We met at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, which held fond memories for Alex and Kat as part of the story of their relationship as it grew during those first early dates.

it was a lovely place to go to, from my perspective. Admittedly, I wasn’t as familiar with it as I am with some of Glasgow’s other parks, so it was nice to see it through fresh eyes and have them lead me around, show me what they liked and we found all sorts of lovely little spots for photographs. My only interactions really with Bellahouston Park, have been running a 10k race, usually in the rain. I loved it more because it was so sunny that evening with Kat and Alex. It has so many different angles, so many little ways to create interesting and fun compositions that I felt really reflected Kat and Alex’ own playful sense of fun and energy.

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