The reason I advise engaged couples to have a Pre Wedding shoot is so we can meet and build up a relationship before the big day. This will help you both feel more relaxed in front the camera, which will help me to capture great wedding photographs.
Before we meet I ask you to send me a few favourite portraits you have seen. It’s a great starting point for our creative ideas and I get a feel for the style of photography you like. We can also discuss where we should go for your Pre Wedding shoot.
Here are some tips for you to think about before your Pre Wedding shoot.
1. What is your personality like?
Are you a bubbly person, an extrovert who loves to laugh a lot and chat nineteen to the dozen, or are you an introvert who prefers to sit with your books and enjoy quiet moments with just yourself and your fiancée? Are you a hopeless romantic at heart? Your photos should reflect your personality. The type of location you choose would reflect that.
2. What kind of images would you like to go home with?
If you are a person who loves nature and all things beautiful, you might not choose to go to an abandoned building for a shoot. Do you love images that are dramatic or prefer natural looking images? Are you a vintage type of couple who love classic looking shots? You can communicate all of this to your photographer.
3. Coming up with a theme
If you have a theme in mind, that would help in your planning. For example, you might want to do a picnic theme in the park…and so you need to think of what kind of props to bring – a picnic basket, a mat, a bottle of wine, wine glasses, books, food or snacks, anything that you think fits the theme. If you have in mind a vintage theme, then what are the types of items that you need to make your shots look interesting?
4. Does a particular location mean something to you?
Maybe you are drawn to a particular country house because you love the architecture of the place or the natural beauty of that land. Do some research on places that you love.
5. Let the photographer choose the time of day
Some locations look better in the morning than in the evening. I’ve been to the same location in the morning and evening and come up with completely different images. The direction of the sun illuminates locations differently at different times.
I hope that these tips help you in planning and deciding if a pre-wedding shoot is right for you.
If you like my style of photography and would like to know more, I would love to hear from you.
Please get in touch for pricing and availability, send me a few details and I will get back to you ASAP. I look forward to chatting with you.
I shoot using Canon DSLR equipment.
If you are looking for a photographer and like what you have seen, I’d love to hear about what you have planned. Email me or fill in the form on this site and I will be in touch.