Not the first time and I hope certainly not the last I did a pre-wedding engagement shoot up at the brilliant Haldon Forest in Devon, it was with super cool couple Sammi and James.
I still think its split down the middle, with couples I meet to photograph for their pre-wedding shoot if they really want this process to happen, people have succumbed to the fact that they will get photographed all day at their own wedding, and this is standard procedure, but, meeting up a few weeks before and being directed for a wedding engagement shoot, folk are a bit unsure of.
I can’t explain and say enough to the couples how invaluable this shoot is, it’s not just about getting a number of images of them both walking happily around a forest or wherever they choose, it’s about getting them used to me, the camera, being photographed, the whole process of going somewhere, in a time frame and getting a lens pointed at you.
My wedding package now comes with a standard pre-wedding shoot, and bridal prep and sometimes even the Groom getting ready on the morning of the wedding, and so with this, by the time you get to the alter at midday or whatever you are both comfortable with me being around.
It can be as much for me as it is the couple, we all know what to expect when the big day arrives, and it is a big day, and you want to get it right, and feel as relaxed as possible, so taking the edge of having your picture taken on the day is a winner. It’s good to then show them the images, as they may have looked at my website for hours, liking photos I have done, but you cannot beat the reasurance of seeing yourself in one of those actual photos, then you gain more confidence in me pointing a camera at you on your wedding.
The couple pictured here, Sammi and James, both perhaps had reservations about the pre-shoot, but the photos turned out to be really good, and they even brought their little boy along for some photographs, which was a nice touch, as they now have family pictures that they get to keep forever, and they havnt even got married yet 🙂
They are a lovely couple, and are getting married at Holne Park this Saturday. I can’t wait to get started, Holne Park is a great wedding venue, and with a young keen couple who now probably want to be photographed, should be awesome 🙂
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