Simon and Jo were getting married at Merriscourt in the summer and we did their pre wedding photo shoot near the river in Henley on Thames.
I offer a complimentary engagement or pre wedding photo shoot with all my full day wedding packages. I suggest we go somewhere you enjoy going to, take a walk along the river, in the countryside or have a more urban photo shoot in a city. The reason I offer a pre wedding shoot is it is a great opportunity for couples to see how I work as a photographer and for me to see how relaxed couples are in front of the camera. They also get some lovely relaxed images which some people use as part of their wedding in the wedding invitation or a signing book.
Some people dread having their photo taken and they quickly realise that I make the shoot fun and get them to relax, giving me more natural photographs which prospective Brides and Grooms tell me they love about my work.
I give some tips of how to stand, where to put your hands, but I am always looking for the best light and capturing natural smiles and relaxed images. I am looking to capture interaction between couples and bring the photographs to life rather than being posed images with a cheesy smile.
For Simon and Jo’s shoot, we had about 20 minutes before the heavens opened and we had to abandon the shoot. They were naturals in front of the camera and they loved the shots I captured in the short time we had.