Coming soon! James and Kirstie’s Wedding
May 4th, 2011
Just a quick little post to show off my next couple who were married a few months back in Westonbirt.
James and Kirstie are a fine example of a really fun couple who were a little uncomfortable in front of the camera.
My engagement shoots are rarely anything stuffy or formal. We'll usually start off with a coffee or beer or two and chat about pretty much anything apart from pictures.
A couple of weeks ago I was considering not offering engagement shoots anymore as I felt as though they weren't particularly conducive to my photojournalistic style.
I would always advertise these shoots as a good way to get used to posing and having your picture taken.
Then I remembered that actually, these shoots aren't about pictures but instead about building up a rapport with my couples.
Yes, my couples get a few nice pictures at the end of the day and often they'll appear at the wedding in the form of a guestbook or whatever, but what is more satisfying to me is that by the end of the shoot and in time for their wedding my Mr and Mrs can totally relax with me on their big day.
Can you imagine having a stranger with a camera at your wedding all day? No, nor me.
So, James and Kirstie. Thank you for being a text book couple. You did just fine, honest.
I'll post their wedding in the next couple of days and yes, it's another snowy wedding.