In the 14 years that we have had the privilege of capturing wedding memories times have changed. We always make sure we get together before the wedding to ensure we know your wish list and style of wedding photography, timings and key members of your bridal party. However, what we have been doing now for a couple of years (but is not widely known) is the Pre-Wedding Shoot. This was originally referred to as an engagement shoot and years ago was for the rich and famous (sorry but it was!). All of our Captcha The Day weddings include a pre-wedding shoot. This can be done at our studio with the ability to photograph and look at the results on our screens...instantly!
This means you can play around in front of the camera, together, before your big day. Nope, its not embarrassing, its really useful for us and for you. Our job is to make you feel comfortable, get to know you and how you see yourselves. This way we can get it right for you on your wedding day. With the age of the "selfie" everyone is more apt at taking shots of themselves and hitting that delete button when they don't like it. But on your wedding day, there is no instant delete button. Unless you've spent some time looking at the type of shots, smiles, looks that you would like and we understand your everyday hangups (yes that helps too).
When couples say "they would like natural" this is great, but sometimes natural means they don't get those perfect shots when they are making the most of the setting, scenery, light and themselves! Whereas spending valuable time with us beforehand we can look at the different "natural" shots that can be setup, but made to look natural. Girls...you are generally more at ease in front of a camera than the boys. But, if you give a chap some top tips its amazing how natural and comfortable he can then become.
All this makes photography a wonderful way of remembering the day, and not something you end up dreading.
Our pre-wedding shoots can be on location again giving us the opportunity to look at your venue or just getting some lovely outside park shots or garden shots. Even if you book our smaller wedding packages Captcha The Moment, you can book a free 15 minute session in our studio, or if the weather is OK we do have a park behind the studio. And this...will help immensley.
Pre-wedding shoot images have been used in invitations, table pictures or gifts for close family as well as a special memory for our couples themselves. We have an array of backdrops and you can decide on what you want to wear as you can go a little more casual than on your big day. And...if you have kids as we are in the modern day, bring them along too!