Wedding planning season is definitely in full swing.  When you start to look around for wedding photography, it can be quite overwhelming.  I wanted to share with you why I love pre-wedding shoots and the reasons I include them in my wedding package.

ITS PART OF THE STORY

That moment when you get engaged- it’s such a fantastic moment and so exciting thinking about what lies ahead.  Once the wedding planning starts, it can sometimes take over your life and you forget to enjoy this time! Pre-wedding photos document this stage in your life and provide lovely memories of the time leading up to your big day.

TIME OUT!

Once wedding planning is in full swing, weekends and free time can be filled with trekking around to appointments with wedding suppliers or making beautiful items for your wedding (which is brilliant but soooo time consuming!).  There is so much to do, sometimes you forget to take some quality time out together.  A pre-wedding shoot can be a great excuse to do just that.  Have a couple of hours out at  beautiful location, relax and just enjoy spending some time together, away from all the craziness!

YOU GAIN CONFIDENCE AND LOSE INHIBITIONS

So many couples tell me they hate having their photograph taken, they hate how they look in pictures and are generally not looking forward to having photographs on their wedding day.  A pre-wedding shoot helps you to get rid of all these anxieties before your big day.  You will start to relax as we have fun and you might realise that you actually feel quite comfortable in front of the camera when there is no posing or awkward smiles!

YOU GET TO KNOW ME

As your photographer, I will be with you  for most of your wedding day, through all of the most intimate and special moments of the day.  I want you to feel really comfortable with me when I turn up on the morning of your wedding- a friend rather than a stranger! I want to be just one of the girls, or like another guest- not ‘the elephant in the room’! If you have the chance to get to know me, you will feel much more comfortable with me being there. You will feel more relaxed and at ease, hardly noticing me and my camera.

I GET TO KNOW YOU

I love getting to know the couples who book me and the pre-wedding shoot is a great opportunity for this.  I get to know what you like, what you don’t like and how you feel about having your photograph taken.  I learn what’s important to you and it helps me to understand your expectations.  All of this helps me to do a better job for you on your big day.

PRECIOUS PHOTOGRAPHS

On your wedding USB, I include your pre-wedding images.  These photographs will be treasured by you, your children and someday, your grandchildren.  They tell the story to a special part of your life.  Not many couples have photographs of just the 2 of them together- well maybe they didn’t before the ‘selfie stick’ came along!!

I would love to hear from you if you are planning your big day X