I love pre-wedding photography

Pre-wedding photography; It’s when we first meet and you are all nervous and awkward. I know you hate having your photo taken because everyone does. That’s what they tell us. So we set about removing the awkwardness and turning that into confidence and inspiration. By the end of the session you should be having a good time.

I believe that a pre-wedding photography shoot helps you relax. It gives you the reassurance that on the day you don’t have to worry. Wedding photographs look so much better when you are relaxed and having fun.

What is it all about?

I get asked quite a lot what a pre-wedding photography shoot is about. It’s about making you feel comfortable, taking away any anxiety about being in front of the camera. I hear so many brides (and grooms) telling me that they are not photogenic and that they hate having their photo taken. See if you can spot the brides on the wedding gallery that told me that. The pre-wedding shoot is a catalyst that transforms you into a beautiful and relaxed bride who enjoys the whole experience.

I love getting to know you as a couple and individually, how you react, what you want to get from your photography and ultimately how to ensure your dream wedding looks just as you hope it will.

When do we do it?

I’ll try to organise the engagement shoot at least three months in advance of the wedding so that you have plenty of time to see the edited images but not so long that you forget who I am. By the end of the shoot, we should know what works for you and what doesn’t. You can then be confident that what you’ll get on your wedding day is what you want.

An engaged couple on Blackpool pier at sunset

What should I do with my hands?

Don’t worry, nearer the date we will send you some info on what to wear and what to expect so you don’t turn up “cold.” The shoot itself takes between an hour and “longer than an hour” – it depends on you and the weather. I will always put in the extra effort to make the images the best they can be, so sometimes it’s an hour and sometimes three. Evenings have the best light so please bear that in mind if we are shooting in the summer, although of course, I can deal with any conditions we are given.

Portrait of engaged couple at Greenwich observatory

“By the time it came to the wedding we were comfortable with Kevin and almost forgot he was around, taking candid shots.”


Pre-wedding photography gallery

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