To begin with, let me tell you how much I adore pre shoot sessions!
Before we get to get out there I usually offer to grab a coffee (if available) in the nearest coffee shop around your chosen location. It’s nice for us to get to know each other a little bit to not feel like total strangers during your shoot. Within this time you will also get to see how do I work and tell me things like which side do you prefer or poses you’d love to do. Not to mention you will get photos of just the two of you!
I want you two to enjoy your time, have fun! What was the funniest thing you have done together? Maybe you have attended any kind of a festival or funfair; I would like you to think of that time and help me recreate all the fun you had! So be creative, silly with each other – just be you. This time you both will spend with me on your pre shoot will ease us working together on your wedding day; you will definitely feel more relaxed, confident and comfortable in front of my camera =)
It all sounds great, so when do we book and what can we do?
I usually keep pre shoots within 30 minutes from Watford however I do not want you to feel limited by it*. If you both love Paris and you would have your pre shoot done over there (or any other places abroad), feel free to tell me about it – I am on board! Or maybe both of you have joined interest or hobby? I’m sure we can arrange everything for you to make the most of it!
Time: My weekends are usually filled with weddings and events but it doesn’t mean they are never available. It is much easier to book your session during the week but if a weekend is what you are after then let me check my schedule. Different season and time of the day will create different light effects. Daytime in full sun will bring a lot of fun and joy where evening with sunset will be more romantic and intimate.
Location: Apart from Paris? Haha! If you love big cities then London offers a lot of urban and bold places. Other ideas include for example: the beach, a riverside, a village, the woods, a forest, botanical gardens or maybe even a museum! The ideas are endless so make the most of it!
Props: Smoke bombs, sparkles, balloons, confetti, party poppers, paint powder, space hoppers – whatever comes on your mind! I’ll be more than happy to provide some of those – just please let me know in advance! Let’s not forget about your pets! They are also more than welcome to join us!
Clothes: Pick something to fit your location and make sure you feel comfortable. Perhaps try to keep them plain without prints and patterns to keep the full attention on both of you!
To sum it up – just be yourselves!
On the day I want to see the two of you being a couple, I want to see you engaging with each other, your personalities and the love you guys share! I wouldn’t want you so just stare into my lens with cute smiles because those should be shared between the two of you and THIS is what I want to capture! There might be few tips and poses I’ll share with you however I’d love to keep it as relaxed and romantic as possible. I want to capture your emotions and moments you will always remember.
* There might be an additional travel fee for pre shoots further than 25 miles away from WD25 0AR