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A Pre-Wedding Shoot - What's the point?

Carissa Jones - Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Capture Every Moment offer a pre-wedding shoot to all our couples who have booked us for their wedding photography.

 

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

 

 

What is a Pre-Wedding shoot?

A pre-wedding shoot takes place a few weeks before your wedding. We discuss with you a location for the shoot to take place, this can be at your wedding venue but its not necessary, we often use local beauty spots or parks. The session usually lasts about an hour and we take a selection of different photographs of you both, some posed but some of you two naturally. The shoot is suppose to be fun and make you feel at ease about being photographed.

 

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

 

Getting to know each other

During the shoot you get to see how we work behind the camera and just as important we get to see how you work in front of the camera! A lot of couples say "I hate having my photo taken" and this is why a pre-wedding shoot is so good, it gets you used to being photographed by us plus we can look over the photos and see what works best for you. At the pre-wedding shoot we also have a good chat about the big day.    

 

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

 

Location

We know  lots of different local locations which work really well for pre-wedding shoots but if you have a location in mind for the pre-wedding shoot do let us know. It could be somewhere that is important to you, a favourite place or maybe you want to have some fun and go for a muddy Cotswold walk, have a cosy picnic or bring a few props along such as giant balloons. We had one couple a few years ago who had powder paint fight! Don't be scared to get creative.

 

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

 

After the shoot

After the shoot we select and edit the photos and send a copy of them to you. We do give feedback and ask if you have any too, this is great opptunity to say if you don't like a certain pose or angle. Some couples choose to use the photos for save the date cards, signing boards or feature on screen during their first dance.

 

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

 

Dress Code

The most common question we get asked is "what do we wear?" We suggest wearing something you both feel comfortable in, something that makes you...you! I mean girls if you live in trousers 24/7 dont feel you need to wear a dress otherwise if you feel uncomfortable you will most likely look uncomfortable in the pictures. Smart casual always works a treat - Skinny jeans and a blazer, floaty summer dress and a pair of boots, Trousers and a collard t-shirt. Each wear colours which compliment each other, I dont mean match everything, just be aware of colours clashing too much. Layer up and accessorize - wear jackets, scarfs, cardigans or jumpers, this way you can change your look throughout the shoot.

 

Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot 

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