5 Benefits To Having A Pre-Wedding Shoot

What is a pre-wedding shoot?

The pre-wedding shoot helps you to get to know your photographers and how they work. Photographers also can get to know you a bit more too. Some time ago I was asked to do a guest blog post for one of the top 100 wedding venues in the world – Brinsop Court. I thought it would be great to share it with you too.

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About the photographers

We are reportage and fine art wedding photographers based in Hereford, West Midlands. As visual story tellers we love capturing special moments for our amazing couples. Our style is relaxed and natural so if you don’t really like posing and just want to have the best time on your wedding day – we are your kind of people.

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Engagement photography – pre-wedding shoots

There are some really good reasons to have a pre-wedding shoot but many couples are sometimes confused. They say ‘we don’t need the engagement shoot, we’re already engaged’.  But a pre-wedding shoot actually helps you prepare for your wedding day…

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We don’t normally add pre-wedding shoots to our wedding packages but this year we’ve decided to give you something extra from us. If you book one of our FULL DAY packages (The Story or The Full Story) we will add a complimentary engagement shoot worth £200 to your package. How does that sound?

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Here’s five good reasons behind having a pre-wedding shoot.


1. You’ll get to know your photographer

You’ll get to know your wedding photographer a bit better. This really helps you to be much more relaxed on your wedding day. Your photos will be better because you will be, fell and therefore and LOOK more relaxed.

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2. Good practice

You’ll get to practise some posing. Just the necessary bits, because we aren’t big fans of posing. But you’ll have some practical knowledge of how to look best on your wedding pictures. And you can always tell us which poses you didn’t really like.

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3. Nice time spent together with your other half

You’ll spend about an hour with your fiancée. You will be chatting, laughing, hugging and kissing each other. So engagement shoots might be counted as a form of a good anti-stress therapy, right?

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4. Great pictures for you to keep

You’ll get some really nice pictures from the time you were engaged. Photos are memories and it’s really good to have those pre-wedding memories too. Maybe you’ll want to use the photos to create your save the date cards or signing boards?

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5. You will be glad you’ve done it

You’ll be left inspired and even more excited about your wedding day! And most importantly – relieved that a photo shoot can actually be fun. The shoot will motivate you to look for more wedding photography ideas and that will result in having even better wedding images. You will also know that when the wedding day comes – wedding photography is one of the things you don’t have to worry about.

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Pre-wedding shoot – the summary

It is really useful to have a pre-wedding shoot. It really helps you get used to the camera. Any experience is good because otherwise you might feel a bit tense on your wedding day. The pre-wedding shoot is sometimes compared to your make-up trial run. And after the shoot you can always give us your feedback – we love getting it from our couples. We only want to create THE BEST SET OF IMAGES for our amazing couples and the more we know about what you like or don’t like, the better.

We want you to enjoy your day and the engagement shoot is a way of getting rid of that unnecessary stress of ‘posing in front of the camera’. If you want to know more about Marta May’s engagement photography, follow those links:

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Connect with us

If you are thinking of having your own pre-wedding shoot, why not get in touch with us? We could organize a nice shoot for you. Let’s talk about the location – we might choose the seaside, the mountains or even one of your favourite cities. A small transportation charge might apply depending on how far away from Hereford the photo shoot is going to take place. We can also have the shoot at your wedding venue? The possibilities are endless. Let’s chat about the options, we cannot wait to hear your story and find out more about your wedding plans. Let us know if you’re interested.


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