Photographing couples prior to their wedding has become more and more popular, and today many wedding photographers offer pre-wed shoots either as an individual service or as part of their wedding package offering.
Banishing the nerves
It’s common to hear a bride say she doesn’t like being photographed, doesn’t know what to look at, or doesn’t like being the centre of attention. So getting a nervous bride (and for that matter groom too) accustomed to having their photos taken is a key advantage of pre-wedding shoots. Having your picture taken professionally may sound like an intimidating experience, however, with the help of an experienced, capable photographer, all nervousness and uncertainty evaporates pretty quickly.
Making it a memorable occasion
You can select a unique location and time of year for your shoot by working with your photographer. Surrey wedding photographer Richard says that autumn in England is a popular time because the weather stays pleasant up until October, when the leaves change tone, providing a wonderful backdrop of golden hues. Another great time is in spring, when the flowers in season provide rich canopies of yellows and blues. There are many places that are freely available: local public parks, the Royal Parks, public commons as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty to choose from, so the pictures that will be taken will be ones that you will cherish for all time.
Enjoying some time together
Being able to spend some private time with your future spouse prior to your wedding is a wonderful opportunity to really connect. With the guidance of a skilled wedding photographer, the session will allow you to focus on each other without being distracted.
Some couples may not be accustomed to being intimate in public, walking hand in hand, embracing each other, locking eyes, and kissing, so getting to know yourself and your partner is important. Usually, within 20-30 minutes, couples will appear and feel more at ease, and the pictures will flow more smoothly. At the end of the shoot the couple will have actually gained new knowledge about themselves and their spouse.
Getting wedding ready
Getting to know your wedding photographer a little better at the end of the session is a great way for a couple to relax more for the big day. Likewise for the photographer who will be better prepared for the occasion. All round, making everything smoother, easier, and more enjoyable and guaranteeing an even better experience for everyone involved.