With Valentine’s Day around the corner would a portrait be a good gift?

I think so, but I would!

It may be a bit of a cliche but there is still something romantic about having pictures of each other or of you both together in a wallet or on a work desk. This could be simply of you or it could have some significant context, a place and background which have significance to you.

I photograph lots of couples for engagement portraits which are a usual part of a wedding package. Like most portraits sessions it usually takes an hour and from the hundreds of pictures I might take I will show the couple 30 or more to choose from. This is also an opportunity to get to know the couple a little and as a result they are much more relaxed on the day of the wedding.

The same sort of shot could be a Valentine’s Day present and you can buy a voucher on my website to present to your special person on the day itself. It can be for a portrait of both of you together, or just of one of you, or an individual portrait of just one of you. At the moment I have a discount offer going of 50% off the usual price of portrait time in my studio. I am also a happy to travel to a romantic or special location but I will charge travel expenses outside the immediate area of Chester. Give me a call on 01244 675830 if you would like to discuss the voucher and a portrait session as a gift.

All images are presented to the highest standard, I spend time adding effects from simply sharpening and increasing the vibrance of colours, turning images to black and white or airbrushing minor blemishes.

Here are some examples of Valentine’s Day and engagement portraits I have done in the past.

Context and place can be important to a couple

An engagement shoot is private and can be intimate

Beautiful woman in Sari

Elegant and beautiful in a sari – would make a wonderful Valentine’s gift

A contemporary look keeping it simple

The studio can be warm and cosy for an engagement shoot

Portrait of a beautiful woman

Portrait of a beautiful woman

Black and white in to rays of sunshine

Engagement portrait into the Sun

North Wales stone circles are great places for engagement shoots

Stone circle magic at Ruthin Castle

Portrait of a woman

Everyone can enjoy a beautiful picture of their partner in life – a perfect Valentine gift

Engagement portrait backlit by the setting Sun

The Wild Boar and the sun setting for this engagement portrait

A Valentine's gift

A great Valentine’s day picture

The first meeting - first date

Romantic moments before the proposal!

First meeting and date place

Rondeavous beneath the clock

Patronus engagement shoot

Protected by their Patronus

Photoshoot with people who are in love

It was raining, but who cares, this is an engagement photoshoot!

Engagement portrait on the Wirral coast

Young couple walking by the sea


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