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Some time ago we have had a pre-wedding photosession near Rode in Somerset. Steph and Ollie booked their wedding long ago, and the choice of the location was quite obvious as one parents family live nearby. The route along river Frome is well used by the couple as they often walk their two dogs there. As it happened in the spring after terrible winter flooding just disappeared, we had to use wellies to walk around and the whole outfit was not particularly smart – rather rural! Dogs helped to keep atmosphere of the photoshoot relaxed and funny so we have had a good chat about everything including coming wedding. Especially interesting was to find out that it’s going to be a proper military wedding with servicemen wearing ceremonial uniform, swords etc. And once it’s put in specific location, like Orchardleigh House mansion near Frome, it should produce stunning images. Having been there just a few days ago for final meeting with Bride and Groom I can see that it will be one of the most interesting weddings I’ve had an honor to photograph so far…
But let’s keep it low until the wedding day, and for now I will share a few excerpts from that spring pre-wedding photoshoot.
Pre-wedding photoshoot (or photowalk) in Melksham, Wiltshire. It took me awhile to find an acceptable place for a short photoshoot near town center on Internet. In reality everything happened to be very simple – walk by a waterside, you will always find something neutral but interesting. River Avon goes through the town and provides enough different settings for a test photos.
This is another family photography session from Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Lara and Harry not simply taken up our offer of free pre-wedding photoshoot. They actually converted it into baby photography! We are never refusing any requests from our customers so I was happy to do a family or newborn photosession instead of engagement photoshoot. With the wedding coming in three weeks it is very useful to have an extra chat and take a couple of hundreds shots from different angles to make sure I know the best way to photograph Particular couple. Even though this session was not mainly about future newlywed, I managed to figure out for myself some DO and DON’Ts. And on the bright sunny day (which is definitely going to be!) we are going to have some great shots that will stay with them forever…
Watch this space for more proper wedding photographs in a less than a months! 🙂
That was a brilliant day for a pre-wedding photoshoot in Winchester, Hampshire! Warm enough, sunny, with a bit of wind – what else can photographer wish for. Especially with such a lively and young couple like Rachael and Matthew…
We have spent just a bit over an hour walking near Winchester Cathedral and along the river. This is another interesting and picturesque route that can be recommended to anyone who wants some good photo settings or just a simple walk. Mixture of ancient architecture and natural features makes it suitable for any type of photoshoot. Wedding itself will take place in Winchester as well, so more proper wedding photo in Winchester to follow!
Pre-Wedding photoshoot (aka engagement photoshoot) normally happen in a good weather as both parties (photographer and clients) are still flexible enough to postpone. But sometimes time getting tight and photoshoot happens independently on weather. On this day we did not have any rain, but it was so cold and windy for the time of the year… Nevertheless we made it! Richard and Kirsty bravely walked through one hour sub-zero temperature photo session in Blaise Castle Park, Bristol.This is a very nice park for a walk in summer, I put it on my map of places to return for more photoshoots in future.
Another pre-wedding photoshoot that has taken place at the lake Shearwater near Warminster, Wiltshire. We were blessed with a break between rainy days and we even did not need an umbrella, which is quite amazing! Neil and Annette were absolutely natural and easy to work with so you probably can see it from photographs. Oscar the dog played quite an important role as well by helping to make things unofficial and relaxed. He would be present on every picture if I would not have obligations to his masters… 🙂
We will have a real wedding photography session soon in July so I’m looking forward to work with this couple again. Watch this space, they are going to look stunning in wedding outfits!
Below are an excerpts from this photowalk and whole gallery at the bottom. Feel free to leave a couple of words as a feedback…
Sometimes I meet old friends in unexpected places and it can be a good opportunity for improvised location family photography shoot, even without much preparation. There is actually not much to prepare anyway – normally it’s about using or not using the flash, except special cases when professional studio lighting used. I prefer not to use flash even though some loss of quality is happening. But you can win with relaxed live facial impression much more, than lose in pixels!
It was a very cold day for outdoors pre-wedding photowalk in Bath. Even though it was sunny, icy wind made whole one hour long photoshoot a bit of challenge. Good for me I’m blessed with clients so far! Dan and Danielle were very supportive, understanding, and fun. We walk a short route around Pulteney Bridge so I could get a different backgrounds and sun position. These guys survived without complaints and grumpiness, following my requests and suggestions.
Their wedding coming soon so you will see them here again in rather more ceremonial and official circumstances. I am looking forward to it!
It was a nice family photography session shaped as a photowalk in Clanger Woods, Wiltshire. Some people are taking their time to formalize their relationship and have a proper wedding. I am happy to witness and participate in one of those cases. The wedding will happen in a month time so I’m looking forward to photograph this family again, but this time in dressed up state!