The last thing any bride wants to see are stilted or awkward photos of their wedding day. You’ve spent days and week planning your day and rehearsing the big elements, Ceremony, Reception etc. It’s also important to get comfortable with your photographer and get the absolute best out of your wedding shoot on the day.
Engagement & Pre-Wedding shoots are a fantastic way to cultivate this chemistry and get to know your photographer. Spending a few hours in front of their lens before the actual wedding day will allow you to know each other better and discuss what you want out of your wedding photos.
Testing locations, posing and lighting can help plan for the type of look you’re going for in your wedding album. These shoots can also spur on moments of creativity by allowing you to try certain shots and looks you may not have thought of, and without the pressure of a strict timeline during your wedding shoot proper. You can relax and experiment that little bit more on these shoots and go into your day with a defined plan of not only the shots you want but how your going to get them.
Many photographers are happy to work with brides on these type of shoots and offer package deals to cover both an engagement shoot as well as the wedding photography on the day.
Here are some great examples of Pre-Wedding & Engagement shoots from Jennifer Lam Photography
by Wedding Club