You’re getting married! Thanks for booking me to capture your celebrations.
I am so excited to get to know you both! I include an engagement session with every wedding package as I think it’s so important that you guys are comfortable with me before your wedding day. These sessions are also great for getting used to being in front of the camera, and as a bonus the images can be used for invites, wedding websites and decoration at your wedding.
My aim is to capture images which feel like your relationship. On the day, we'll get out there and enjoy ourselves. In order to ensure we make the most of your time, which is so precious and limited, take a look at the information below.
Where will we meet? I use all natural light and love to shoot outside. There are lots of locations I can recommend, but if you have somewhere particularly special in mind let me know and I'll take a look at its suitability. We'll choose a location together via email a few weeks before the date, based on your preferences and personality.
When will we meet? The majority of my sessions take place in the hour before the sun goes down, as this is when we have the most flattering and beautiful light. In order to give us the best chance at good weather we book out that hour for a Friday, Saturday and Sunday in one weekend, then pick that best day when it comes to that week.
What will our session look like? When you arrive, we'll take some time to say hello and get to know each other a little. I will have planned out some specific spots within our location to work our way around. It's my job to guide you and make you feel completely relaxed, yourselves and beautiful (warning, that does mean you'll have to get close and personal with your partner!) Don't worry about how to stand or what to do, I will walk you through everything; all you have to do is be you! I'm ready to capture guided and candid moments of fun, connection and love between you and your partner.
How long will our session be? These sessions typically last around an hour. I act as photographer and director moving us between spots at our location. This time flies past!
What should we wear? I always say that the more comfortable you are in what you're wearing, the more natural your images will be. Wear something that makes you feel confident and beautiful and something that you can move around in. As a couple, it's best if you aim to coordinate but not match. Have a think about colours that complement each other, instead of wearing identical shirts or colours for example! Avoid wearing anything with very bright colours or branding decals, as these can be distracting and alter your skin tones. Take our location into account when you choose your outfit; a lot of my locations aren't suitable for high heels, for example. I would ask that you wear your hair loose if possible. Apart from that, just something that you really feel like 'you' in! I have a pinterest board you can check out for inspiration if that’s your thing. If you're still unsure, I'm happy to chat with you further about your wardrobe choices.
Can I bring along props? I generally avoid props as they can be distracting and take away from the genuine, relaxed atmosphere. However, if there's a particular item you'd really like to be featured then get in touch and we'll have a chat about it. If you’ve already printed your invites, bring them along and we’ll make sure to get some shots of those.
How do I see my photos afterwards? Within four weeks of your shoot date, I will send you a link to your online gallery. Your session fee includes at least 35 full resolution digital images. All digital downloads are yours to share, print and keep forever. This gallery will be live for viewing, downloading and orders for 4 weeks.
Do you offer any further services? I know how time consuming finding a good printer and getting round to printing your images can be. Because of this, I offer a selection of services to you, including printing, framing, canvases and photo books at competitive prices - all available through your gallery. I also offer invite printing on request. All images come with a print release, you’re completely free to print them at your will. However, due to differences in printing inks and medias, I can only guarantee colours and appearance when you print through me. Images need to be edited differently for different media, so I edit images either for screen, canvas or printing.
You can share your gallery with friends and family, for them to view and order from, if you choose. All orders are delivered to your address to keep prices affordable.
Can I bring our pet dog or any other people along? These shoots are all about you and your relationship, but if that includes your dog, you're welcome to bring them along! Just let me know ahead of time so we can make plans around them. I ask that you don’t bring any other people along with you though, as this can be very distracting. If you have a child that you’d particularly like to be be included, please get in touch and we’ll chat about the best way to do that.
One last thing...
Please arrive and be ready to start on time. Remember, your session is scheduled according to light and, unfortunately, the sun will not wait for us. Please take traffic and parking into consideration in your planning. If in doubt, it's best to arrive early!
I look forward to spending time with you both! For any further questions, feel free to contact me by email.