Yay! You’re engaged! Congratulations!
Whether you’ve set the date or not, you’re probably starting to think about all the things you need to book for the big day. There’s a LOT to think about. One of those things is going to be your wedding photography. Do you want to have a professional? (The answer here should be yes!) Who should you pick? What will the cost be? How long do we want them there? There are lots of questions. Not only that, but a lot of people hear the word ‘photos’ and begin to recoil in terror. Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
Most people feel a little uncomfortable in front of the camera. I know I do for sure. So, this is what brings me to my reason for today’s blog. Pre-wedding or engagement photo shoots. There are many reasons why considering this is a good idea. Like I mentioned before, a lot of people start to get a bit squirmy when they think about having to ‘perform’ in front of a camera. The last thing you want on your big day is to feel uneasy about having your photographs taken. You want to feel as relaxed as possible. When you have a pre-wedding photoshoot, you begin to see how it feels to be in front of the camera. One of the things I pride myself on is making my couples feel relaxed around me. It’s how I’m able to capture the shots that I do. It also enables me to see how you interact as a couple so that when I shoot you on the big day, I already have an idea of what the two of you are like together and you guys already know how I shoot and what to expect. It allows us to connect. Which, again, is such an important part into the way I get my lovely natural shots of you.
Whenever I have done a pre-wedding shoot with a couple, they always comment on how much they enjoyed it, and how relaxed I made them feel. When it comes to the wedding day, you’ll feel totally at ease and it will almost be like having one of your mates there snapping away while you two have a giggle and enjoy yourselves. The nerves you may have felt had you not had a shoot previously are completely dispelled and, hopefully, you’ll feel that you can totally be who and how you are with each other.
Not only that, but you also have a gorgeous set of images that capture you and the love you have for each other! Bonus!
So, get in touch! Even if you just fancy having a couples’ photoshoot but ultimately choose a different photographer – I’d love to hear from you!
Here’s a few examples from some of my favourite couples…
Thanks for looking!