What is a Pre-Wedding Shoot?

If you haven’t realised already you’ll soon find out that all my 2018 full day wedding bookings come with a complimentary pre-wedding shoot! You’ll get to meet me, in person, shooting you, before your wedding! Hello! So… what is it? Engagement shoots, pre-wedding sessions, couple shoots… there are so many different names for these couple sessions. Whatever you want to call it, they all pretty much describe exactly what it is. It’s a great excuse to show off your engagement, it’s a way to practise having your photo taken together before the big day, but it’s primarily a time to capture your love for each other! I always think, in this digital age, the majority of couples have lots and lots of selfies together, which is awesome! But do you frame a selfie? Unlikely! My main goal during these sessions is to create gorgeous artwork which you’d happily frame and put up around your home. I want you to be proud of your love for each other, being in love is awesome!   But we’re so awkward having our photograph taken! One of the best things about your couple session is that it shouldn’t feel stuffy and awkward. It should feel like hanging out with an old friend, messing around and having fun. I don’t like stiff poses and I’m not a photographer who will put you in an exact pose which you must stay in. The way I work is, I give you both prompts to interact with each other. I’ll ask you questions, get to tell each other your favourite moment together, ask you to whisper silly things...

Wedding Photography Wish List

Wedding Photography Wish List Welcome to my wedding photography wish list! I love the things in weddings which make it personal to you, and I love them even more if the ideas weird and wonderful! I’ve compiled a list of wedding plans I would love to photograph and if your incorporating any of these elements into your wedding, get in touch for an exclusive discount! Honeydew Moments Wish List! – A black or different coloured wedding dress – Shoot a surprise proposal!  click here! – A Woodland Wedding (Coming soon, August 2018) – An elopement to anywhere – A dog ring bearer! click here! – A Harry Potter themed wedding – A wedding ceremony on the beach – A Vintage Train Wedding click here! – LGBTQ Wedding – Elderly Couple Wedding (age 70+) – A vineyard wedding (Coming soon, July 2018!) – Kittens or Puppies instead of bouquets? Yes please! – A Tipi Wedding  Click here and here! – A destination wedding outside the UK! Click here! -Mountain top ceremony -Kew Gardens I’ll definitely keep updating this so check back!  ...

Progression: Q&A Wedding Photography Tips and Tricks for Beginners

  Wedding Photography Tips for Beginners   There’s a craze going around on social media lately of photographers, both amateur and professional, posting their old photos compared to now too see their progression. Thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and post mine too! After rooting through my archives and stumbled upon my first ever wedding I photographed solo and compared it to the one I shot last week {Above}. The first wedding I was the solo photographer, not second shooting for anyone, was for such a lovely couple called Kayla and Aaron. They found me on Gumtree and I think I charged something like £200 for the whole day! They were married on a bitter December day in 2014 in Moorhill House Hotel in the New Forest. The latest wedding I photographed last week at Berwick Lodge in Bristol on a Sunny April day. I charged more, prepared more, did an engagement shoot at the venue beforehand. Honestly can’t believe the difference in just over 2 years! Posting my progression has created an influx of other photographers and followers asking me questions about how I shoot my weddings. I thought I should compile them all together so here you go!      Q&A with yours truly! Q: I’ve got to photograph my first wedding next week! Any tips for someone who has never shot a wedding before? A: Preparation is key, visit the venue beforehand, bring the camera and see the lighting situation in the rooms at a similar time to the wedding so you’re not walking in blind. Have a clear plan of where you can stand, which side of the aisle the Bride is...