Reasons to have a Pre-Wedding Photo Shoot

If you’re humming and harring over whether to have a pre-wedding shoot I would say to you – do it!

Has and I were so nervous about our shoot, we of course wanted it to be perfect and were worried about how to pose, what to wear, what to take etc etc etc!

The moment we met Deborah she put us at ease.  She seemed just as excited about the shoot as we did.

Thankfully it was a gorgeous morning, a little windy but nothing we couldn’t handle.  We started out with a few test shots before using some of our props.  (I’m not going to give too much away you’ll have to wait for the photos!)

Reasons why you should have a photo shoot.

  • It allows you to get to know your photographer. After all they are going to be with you on one of the most important days of your life.  They’ll be there  whilst you go through the pre-wedding nerves during the preparations of the morning, right through to you walking down the aisle, saying “I do”, and swirling around for your first dance.
  • It allows your photographer to get to know you. Surely you’re photos are going to be more personal if your photographer knows a little bit about you and how to get the best shots of you.
  • It lets you know what to expect on the day. At some point you and your new husband/wife will have a few moments of quiet to pose for some photos.  Knowing how to pose and what are the nicest spots in your venue will save you time, so you can get straight back to your guests.
  • It will build up your confidence. Throughout our shoot our photographer Deborah, was very complimentary, telling us we were “naturals” and how we were going to be great to shoot on our wedding day.  It’s always great to hear you’re doing something well, to get feedback like that is good because you start to relax and you realise it isn’t as bad or as hard as you might have first thought.  Your confidence will also shine through in the photos, not a nervous smile in sight!
  • You’ll have fun! Has and I had a blast!  We laughed and joked during our shoot and I’m sure the photos will look better for it.
  • You’ll have great memories. This time in my life is very special to me.  Being the Bride-to-be is only going to last for so long and  I want to remember every single moment of it.  I can’t think of a better way than for someone to capture you and your partner at your dream venue very much in love.

Being at Nailcote yesterday, having our photos taken and talking with Deborah about details of our day made us both so excited.  When you’ve been planning a wedding for a long time, it’s easy to think you still have a long wait.  It was a lovely reminder that in 4 months time we’ll be having our big day for real and the next time Deborah takes our photos together… we’ll be saying “I do!”

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