Why a pre-wedding photoshoot is important
I often joke that my pre-wedding photoshoot is mandatory hence it is included in all my wedding photography packages.
From an artist photographer’s viewpoint
As a storyteller photographer, I need to know who the characters of the story are before their special day. It goes beyond calling each other on first name basis. I feel the need to grasp their personalities and understand any boundaries they may have when in front of the camera.
From a client’s viewpoint
My pre-wedding photoshoot is also an excellent opportunity to give my client with quick and easy win tips on how to achieve amazing formal photos on the wedding day. While the goal of this photoshoot is to get to know each other and to have fun, we always end up with some amazing photographs which comfort my clients in the choice they made entrusting me to tell their wedding story in photographs.
Perfect location for your pre-wedding photoshoot
Since the purpose of such photoshoot is to have fun and get to know one another, the location is critical. It has to be a place where you can feel comfortable. I will go wherever you decide, whether it is hill walking in the summer, running through the streets of your favourite city under a heavy rain, or wandering before sunset.
In the case of Leigh & Andy, woodlands in Autumn set the stage of the birth of their love story. Therefore I had suggested we have our pre-wedding photoshoot in mid-October at the Gosford House near Longniddry, East Lothian.
I’d like to take the opportunity of this article to admit how liberating it is for the artist photographer that I am when the couple who choose me to document their special day fully support my creative mindset. Leigh and Andy fully understand me and my only hope is the following photographs do them justice. I cannot wait for their Autumn wedding next October!
Let me know in the comment section what you think.