During our Engagement shoot, I’m rehearsing my couples on how to stand in front of the camera and also I’m learning how they are with each other. their natural chemistry.
Are they touchy feely or are they pretty formal with each other?
Do they laugh a lot or are they fairly serious?
What’s their best side? (Everyone has a ‘best side’)
With this kind of information, I’ll be able to more effectively produce great, natural looking portraits on the big day.
When couples return to view their engagement images, it’s at this point that they get the reason why I ask for as much time as possible to take great pictures on the wedding day. When they see what can be achieved, they almost always allow me the freedom to spend at least an hour or so alone with them after their wedding service and before the reception, to take great, intimate and personal pictures of them to cherish forever. I know that most couples would prefer not to see a photographer and many tell me that they’d love me to stand back and capture ‘natural reportage’ style images from a distance with a long lens. Unfortunately, things are never that easy. Great pictures take a little more effort and while I stay out of the way for much of the time, this hour together is how we can produce the real ‘wow’ pictures with you looking your best.
Here we are at Harewood House. A quick capture using nothing but available light but the moment will resonate throughout their lives…