September 5, 2019
What’s the point of a pre-wedding/engagement session I hear you ask?
I was a bride before I was a wedding photographer so can tell you why it’s beneficial to both sides. I encourage all of my couples to book in a session before their day and here are the reasons why…
I LOVE chatting all things weddings and I love hearing how you met and seeing the love you share. I get to know you as a couple and how you are naturally together. If you’re anything like my husband and I we thought we hated having our photos photos taken but having the prewedding shoot meant we got to test out what the day would be like.
On the run up to the big day there’s lots to worry about but one thing you shouldn’t worry about is how your photographer works. Getting to see them in action before the big day I feel is a MUST. I’m a friendly and relaxed person who won’t get you do do cheesy poses. I’ll give as little or as much direction as you’d like/need to create some natural feeling moments between the two of you. I want you to feel comfortable being with me and having your photos taken, which takes me on to my next point.
Don’t feel nervous, I don’t bite! There’s nothing more noticeable than you feeling uncomfortable and it’s the last thing I want you to feel with me. Take a deep breath, pretend I’m not even there. You’re just having a walk in the park. Don’t even look my way. It helps you to know what to expect on your big day and one less thing to worry about. The subtle poses that we do at your engagement/pre-wedding shoot are similar to the ones we will do on your wedding day. I find couples really don’t need any direction on the wedding day when we have a pre-shoot.
On your save the dates, the invites, on the wedding day. We used our photos on our wedding day, we dotted the photos around the venue. Other couples I have seen use them in different ways, they have had them printed nice and big and their guests sign the frame as they walk into the reception venue, or a personalised guest book with a photo on the front.
Please take advantage of these shoots. You’ll get to know your photographer, know what it’s like in front of the camera, and you will receive some lovely photos too. You receive your digital photos in an online, password protected gallery 2-3 weeks after the session so please book in plenty of time if you are wanting to use the photos.
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