Pre-wedding photography in Dorset
Pre-wedding photography on location in Bournemouth
Pre-wedding photo shoots, or e-shoots, otherwise known as engagement photo shoots, are a great way to get to know a wedding couple a little better, and to have some fun in front of the camera before the wedding day. If you are a little shy of having your photograph taken, it can be a great way to boost your confidence before your wedding day photography. For me, the photographer, as well as getting to know you a little better, it can also be a great opportunity to experiment a little with different ideas, or techniques.
During one of my wedding photography packages revamps, I reinvented my pre-wedding photography offer. Instead of just giving the couple a 10 x 8 mounted photograph from the photo shoot, I now create a beautiful Signing Book from the images, giving the couple something far more personal as a guest book than anything they could buy anywhere else.
And as well as being included with the Option 4 wedding package , an e-shoot with Signing Book is now available as an a la carte add-on to any wedding package you choose.
I often suggest that we choose a location that is either really special to the couple, or that is quite different from their wedding venue. So if the wedding is at Highcliffe Castle, I might suggest we go to The New Forest, or if it is Parley Manor, then perhaps we’ll go to the beach.
Pre-wedding photo shoot at Bournemouth’s Aviation Museum
As Liza wouldn’t let Billy don any of his Stars Kit for their wedding at Parley Manor this summer, she did let him call the shots for the e-shoot …. and he chose The Aviation Museum, near Hurn, Christchurch! Having sought permission to shoot there, we duly turned up on a very cold but at least dry day … well it started off dry! In fact it got so wet, we had to finish a little earlier than planned, but we’ve still got some fantastic shots!
Billy had a magnificent aviation leather jacket, complete with Top Gun shades, while Liza had opted for an outfit that hinted at retro World War 2 chic! And shortly I’ll add the pages from their Guest Book to this post 🙂
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