Right lets talk a bit about Pre-wedding shoots...
With pre-wedding shoots there a two types of people, firstly there are the types of people who are addicted to snapping themselves with their other halves, not afraid to be in front of the camera, and want these cool images to add to the start of the story of the build up to your wedding. If that's you.... say hello quickly because I need you in front of my lens!
Next there are the types of people who are maybe a little shy, uncomfortable in front of the camera, don't really know how to be, well I also need to hear from you too. This session has HUGE benefits for you! Firstly it allows an opportunity for us to work together, develop a greater relationship, and really get a great mutual understanding as to what poses, actions, etc work best to capture your most perfect, natural and romantic imagery that clearly shows your personalities.
Next, it is a great opportunity to be able to practice for the big day, so it gives you both a greater understanding, that for example when I say hand on your hip you know exactly where the most flattering position is for this action.
I love engagement sessions, I love it because on your wedding day yes we are going to get amazing and stunningly beautiful images of the two of you, but in reality, we are pushed for time, we have to be quick, so our availability to explore needs to be a little minimal so I can get you beauties back to mingling with your guests, sipping champagne, cocktails, beer, pimms or whatever your drink of choice is, and most importantly get you back to enjoying your own celebration! These sessions will enable us to get more adventurous, go crazy and explore, really push the boundaries and maybe try new ideas. Plus it gives you a cool variety of images!
WHEN DO WE COMPLETE THESE?
In reality there's no specific time for completing these that's best, what I would say though, is if you are having a summer wedding, summer is notoriously busy for me as most of my weddings are a summer, so If you specifically wanted a weekend for this session we would need to book the back end of the winter into spring, if you are happy with a weekday session then no stress, we can do this any time up to around 4 weeks before your big day.
WHERE ARE THESE SESSIONS GOING TO TAKE PLACE?
Well this depends entirely on you, I don't do all my engagement sessions in the same area as I like to get a good variety otherwise it looks pants in my portfolio to always show the same destination.
What I do stipulate though, within 20 miles of Chester would be the perfect location. Anything over that is also totally cool but there may be small travel charges to be added on. No sweat though, I will literally go anywhere providing it suits the diary!
Maybe you guys have a location that's totally special to you, or somewhere that's sentimental, maybe you just have a favourite place, or want a contrasting set of images to your wedding, for example, maybe you're having a festival tipi weddings, so lets go for a cool urban city chic engagement shoot. The options are endless!
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
Easy question - something which you are both ultimately comfortable in, but also something coordinating. Coordinating colours look better on the images!
It's totally cool if you want to bring a change of clothes and go for a different look part way through. Remember this is your session, we can make this to be totally you and your personality!
Like the idea of this session? Get in touch to enquire about booking this.