When I found out Stephanie and Jamie wanted their pre-wedding shoot at Stover Golf Club I never thought it would be as lush surroundings as it was, but maybe I based these facts on my own crazy golf course experience with the wife and kids previously on holiday, as on this pre-shoot there were no windmills or random holes to try and putt the ball through.
The sky was perfect, thanks to Steph, who wanted the engagement shoot when the light gets a bit dimpsy!? As a Welsh born and bred lad, dimpsy in the deepest darkest of Welsh valley conversation means not much, but around sunset time in Devon when the sun gets a bit lower and softer, dimpsy comes out to play, and a perfect photo tool in the Devon sun.
Steph and Jamie were really good to shoot, they never really seemed phased and trusted my judgement on what makes good pictures. Pre-shoots are so important, and they both understood this. You get to understand the mechanics behind being photographed, before the actual wedding day, you get to learn that pictures with the bride and groom don’t last forever, and you will get back to your friends and family in the venue, but at the same time the importance of wedding photography, unless your Kate and Wills, then getting your picture taken isn’t that natural, but what I try and do is make it as normal everyday and reportage photography style as possible.