You might wonder why have an E-Shoot. In my experience that is exactly what most couples initially think but they soon change their mind.
When a couple gets engaged they have so many things to consider, not least of which is choosing a great wedding photographer that is right for their individual style and the essence of their day. Once booked however, most couples forget about their photographer until a few weeks prior to their day, when they are likely to meet with them again to go over the final details. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Great wedding photography takes skill and creativity – whenever I photograph a couple during an e-shoot, I use my skill and creativity to capture great images and put a couple at ease in readiness for their day, banishing any nerves they may have about being in front of a camera! After all most people have never had professional photos taken since they were at school!
As a documentary wedding photographer I aim to tell the story of the day in images that are candid and capture the moments as they happen. Unlike more formal styles of photography I will only give a direction where needed but there will be some times during the wedding day where you want a little more direction, for example photos with parents and grand parents. Since posing doesn’t come natural to most people, and as we generally have more time than on the actual day, the e-shoot is a great opportunity to practice! I guide couples and give them some basic rules to help them look comfortable, spontaneous and of course romantic – to look as good as they really are; with a few simple pointers here and there which can make a world of difference to the end result.
The whole experience may feel awkward initially, but there is no pressure and pretty soon the fun and spontaneity of having a rare moment together before the wedding soon takes over. At the end of the session both the bride and groom are usually totally at ease about the photography on their wedding day and I have got a unique insight into how they interact and the type of images that the bride and groom really love.
To get the absolute best from a shoot I encourage couples to go to a little bit of effort when planning their time with me. Doing things a little bit different in terms of outfits and location will ensure you have a thoroughly lovely time – for inspiration take a look at the romantic autumn shoot in Paris. Of course Paris is one of the most romantic locations in the world but your E-Shoot can be done just about anywhere – at a favourite spot, the beach, the city or even your wedding venue!
Finally, when your session is completed your images will be finished using my own processing technique to provide you with a set of timeless beautiful portraits that will be uploaded to a secure website gallery for you to view and purchase if you wish.
This summer we are running two specific weeks in Florence, Italy for pre-wedding photography – surely one of the most romantic places in the world to be photographed! You can find more details in the pre-wedding photography section of the website.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
If you’re planning E-Shoot and like this style of photography why not give me a call 0370 626 5200, drop me an email, or use the Contact Form to get in touch, I’d love to hear your wedding day.
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