It's less than 7 weeks until have the pleasure of covering the wedding of Michelle and Scott at the Roker Hotel in Sunderland...a venue I've not shot before, which is always refreshing.
So, today I met up with Michelle and Scott, and their adorable 2 year old Faye, to catch up about the wedding and do a quick pre-wedding shoot (which turned into a family shoot).
Pre-wedding shoots are useful for me as the photographer because they give me a feel for how easy a couple is to photograph, as well as giving me the opportunity to give them some pointers on how best to pose for photos; they also give he couple some idea of how the photos will go on their Big Day, with my aim for them being relaxed and seemingly effortless (both on my part as the photographer, and their part as the "models") which should carry through to the final images.
Today was a very windy and sunny day on the north east coast, so the shoot was limited to the nearby Roker Park and seafront. I didn't take as many shots as I normally would (mostly due me not being able to separate Faye from her parents) but I got enough shots for what I wanted - which is really just one photo I can mount onto a signing board, for guests to sign while we are off doing the wedding portraits on the Big Day.
Hope they like these preview photos, and the final disc of images I'll send through to them later next week.