Before every wedding I photograph, I have a pre-wedding shoot with the couple, which is basically a ‘couples shoot’. They are an invaluable experience, and so much fun too, which is why I include them in my package at no extra charge. It’s the chance for you to experience how I work and for us to get to know each other a little more before the wedding day.
My aim is to create photographs that celebrate your life and relationship together - whether you're introverted or extroverted, getting your real personalities on camera is what matters.
I like to take my time, and get to know you guys as best as possible. For the first hour or so, it’ll just feel like we’re hanging out! I take the opportunity to learn as much about your day as I can too, like timings, locations, names, so I’m best prepared for your day.
We’ll be walking around different locations, chatting, laughing and exploring. I’ll be asking you questions and capturing your reactions to general conversation. I’m looking to capture your natural laughter, and connection between each other, never anything that looks unnatural or forced.
I’ll be looking for gorgeous light, or locations that spark ideas in my mind. The shoot’s as much practice for me as it is for you. I will direct and instruct you to stand in places, and position your bodies in the light (but no cringe!)
During the shoot, you’ll see for yourselves my approach, and understand what I’m looking for. By the end, you'll feel more comfortable and confident for the wedding day, and looking back at how much you actually enjoyed it. You’ll be excited to receive the photos, and I’ll be excited to get them to you too.