Firstly I would love to say....
CONGRATULATIONS you’re getting married!!
This is where your journey truly begins.....
I am a true believer that marriage is for everyone - at the end of the day love is love - finding that one person you connect with and knowing that you want to spend the rest of your life with them, to love them, to make them happy is truly the best thing in the world!
So what is an Almost Married Shoot?
It is like an Engagement Shoot but an Almost Married Shoot is done 2 months prior your Big Day.
I do offer these earlier if you are thinking of using the photos for Save-the-Date's or your Wedding Invitations.
Why do I offer an Almost Married shoot?
Well the Almost Married shoot is offered as a great way for us to get to know each other better before your wedding day. We spend about an hour or two on location, talk through your wedding plans and have fun together. I get to experience you as a couple, who’s cheeky, playful or reserved, and you can get a feel for how I work, giving you confidence and reassurance. Then on your wedding day I am more of a friend that’s spending the day with you, blending into the background.
In addition to capturing creative lifestyle and reportage portraits I will encourage moments and offer some direction, whilst putting you at ease and building a rapport. I always allow people to be themselves so that I can capture your true personalities.
What location is used for the Almost Married photography?
The Almost Married photography can be at any location; this is usually around my home area within Surrey however we can travel further by arrangement.
I like to offer some flexibility so we can choose a nice day for the shoot.
The location itself can be as personal to you as the wedding, somewhere picturesque like the beach or forest, an urban landscape or a special place like where the question was popped.
There are lots of ways you can use the photos too. Some clients make an album, or give prints to family and friends and most use their Almost Married photos on their invitations or Save the Date cards.
On your wedding day I will encourage you to take at least 40 minutes out – to escape, to realise you really are married and to have some time together. At the same time we will take some photos, I’ll give you some light direction for the occasional shot, but most of the time I’ll just let things happen.
It’s just like the Almost Married shoot, only on the day!