Updated: Jul 26, 2020
Lauren and Jack were due to get married at The Dairy in Waddesdon this year but Covid has pushed their celebrations back to 2021 - I can't wait to celebrate with them when we are finally able to! We went out to Coombe Hill to capture some pre-wedding portraits so we could get to know each other better and they could practise in front of the camera. Both of them said how nervous they were but before long we spent the entire time laughing and having a great time!
Choosing a location for your engagement portraits or 'pre-wedding' portraits, as they are also known, is so important - I always ask you if there is somewhere that you have a particular connection to... maybe where the proposal took place or just somewhere that feels like 'you'. If not - that's also no problem at all - I have a whole list of stunning locations that I love and can happily recommend. I always try to shoot somewhere that we can be almost totally alone - so you will be able to relax and not worry about being a bit romantic or having fun.
If you have seen any of my other work you will always see one thing in common - I absolutely always shoot at sunset. The magical 'golden hour' can not be replaced or replicated and it is the most romantic time of day! (Of course you could always get up for sunrise but no one wants to be doing hair & makeup at 4am!) All the golden light makes for a sun kissed look and definitely adds that extra bit of magic. On your wedding day I always try to 'steal you' for a few extra portraits at sunset too - it's always a nice time of the day to take a break from every thing and just enjoy a quiet moment with your new husband/wife!
When we first started shooting both Lauren & Jack were nervous and unsure of how to pose together but within minutes we had broken the ice and were having so much fun. I always ask you to tell me funny stories of holidays gone wrong or your favourite Christmas together - things that wi
ll instantly get you laughing and thinking about all those amazing memories you have as a couple! Once you start doing that it's so easy to keep having fun and the whole shoot goes by in a breeze.
I always joke that this is the 'Grandma shot' the one your Granny will absolutely love and want to frame/put on her fridge. I don't often ask you to look at the camera so by the time I do it's normally near the end of the session when you are completely relaxed!
I think it's great to have a healthy mix of everything in your gallery - the most important things is I want it to be natural, romantic and feel like 'you'.
I can't wait for their wedding in March - it's going to be such a beautiful day all well worth the wait! The Dairy in Waddesdon is on the grounds of Waddesdon Manor and is absolutely jaw droppingly beautiful so has been on my 'must shoot' list for the longest time! I will absolutely make sure to update my blog with all of their gorgeous pictures once we have been able to celebrate their beautiful day together!
If you are looking for your wedding photographer please feel free to drop me an email and I can send you a brochure. I am now booking late 2021 and 2022 so don't leave it too late to get in touch. I only take a maximum of 30 weddings a year so I can give my full focus to all my amazing couples and make sure you feel completely looked after every step of the way.
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