Pre-wedding shoot in Devon
Is a pre-wedding shoot a good idea?
A pre-wedding shoot is not for everyone. But before you dismiss the idea completely there are a few things to take into consideration.
I have had many meetings in pubs, cafes, homes and wedding fairs with couples who confess to being camera shy or un-photogenic. More than often the couple will not take the idea any further and will not opt for a pre-wedding shoot. Either of the future brides or grooms can feel self-conscious and worry about being in front of the camera. This is why I always recommend the shoot, as it is a great way to over-come those fears. There is one occasion that always comes to mind when I hear from nervous brides. One couple hired me for a pre-wedding shoot and we met up at a predetermined destination in Devon for the shoot. The bride was so nervous about being in front of the camera she was literally shaking and looked rather distressed. The last thing I wanted to do was make her more nervous. As I always see these shoots as a collaboration we started off by just walking, having a chat and getting to know each other to help eliminate those initial nerves. I then introduced the cameras, stood back and took a few shots. It was also important for the partner to reassure and help with the process. I will also say that they brought their dog along to help with diverting their attention away from me and concentrate their gaze on the pet’s antics. Bringing the pet along helped with the process of relaxing and getting to know me.