The other day I had a message from a bride the other day which prompted me to write this blog. She said “we love your candid and natural photos but do you do bride and groom portraits too?” and I say HELL YEAH I DO! But I realised that I mostly show in between moments so I really should put something together to show how your couple photos will look too!
So with my style being a fun and natural approach… how do they work?
Do we have to pose for photos?
If you’ve arrived at this page it’s likely that the thought of posing for photos fills you with dread. And I PROMISE you I get it. So I try REALLY hard to put my couples at ease and have fun during the photo session and hopefully you’ll see that in the photos. I offer pre wedding sessions too which can really help us get to know each other and put your mind at ease about the photos before the wedding day.
So when it comes to posing I’m not the sort that will put you in forced and unnatural positions. I will pick a spot and sometimes I’ll tell you what to do, sometimes I’ll give you something to talk about, or a game to play and what comes out end up being fun and relaxed pictures of the two of you. But always, we will have fun and always, you will look like you
Colourful couple’s portraits
I love a bit of colour so if there is colour to be found on your wedding day, you can bet I’m going to get you in front of it!
Relaxed couple’s shoot
Everyone’s personality is different, you might be energetic, you might be shy, you might like more direction, you might like to MOVE. I bounce off my couples and respond in ways that fit in with you as a couple and show off your relationship in its most natural way and if you’re a more reserved type I won’t be asking you to do anything too crazy and likewise if you’re energetic bubbly types then I won’t put you into serious romantic clinches!
Fun couple’s photos
I want you to look back at pictures of the two of you and be taken back to the fun you were having at that minute – not remember the time the photographer told you to look lovingly into the camera lens! You want your photos to bring back those good memories of what it feels like to be you in that moment.
How long do the bride and groom photos take?
I do wholeheartedly believe that your day should be about you and your guests having a great time and I am there to take pictures for the memories. I don’t want photos to feel like a huge part of your day, but I want them to be something that you treasure after. That being said of COURSE you need some fun and relaxed bride and groom photos showing you in all that just married glory! Before the wedding I work through your timeline and pick out spots of time that would work well for photos with the least disruption to your day. I work with whatever time there is to get the photos that you want, I’ve done that in 5 minutes before but ideally 20-30 mins gets us a good variety.