Okay, so Autumn is here the colours are awesome…and the sunrises and sunsets rock too! It’s one of my favourite times of year to capture images of couples together. Whether you are having a pre wedding or couples photoshoot, I get asked the same questions around this time of year…so I thought I would share my ideas in a blog post for all to see.
Location: Think about what is important to you both. You may want to take advantage of the amazing Autumn colours whilst strolling through the park or nearby river. I live right next door to Richmond Park – it’s a truly amazing backdrop for this type of photoshoot. Also Towns, old doorways, brick walls and even corrugated iron shutter doors make a quirky and cool backdrop that is a little more edgy – and you could literally be anywhere.
Most importantly, is there a place that reminds you both of each other? Strolling through antique markets, chilling out in coffee shops and even bars also make a great photoshoot – it does not always have to be outdoors.
Activites: Is there something you are passionate about? Maybe you both enjoy cycling, would like to row a boat down the Thames – if you have a dog…bring him or her along. The photoshoot can sometimes be more creative if you both put some thought into an activity you would like to incorporate.
What to wear: This is the most popular question I am asked – so here are my recommendations. Be comfy. Don’t go for just black or white if you can help it, equally you don’t want to wear too many colours that will clash against a beautiful and timeless Autumn woodland scene. If the suns out – bring your shades (everyone looks uber cool with a pair of these on) it also gives a great alternative look to the photoshoot.
Layers are great at this time of year. Scarves, hats, cute knee high boots, wellies and gloves – they all give the feeling of you both being ‘all wrapped up’. If you prefer to dress up a bit and bring some lovely suede boots / shoes, just make sure you bring a bag with some extra footwear in (as we could be walking to a great destination for the shoot and you can change into your photoshoot footwear when we get there). The most important thing to remember is that you both feel good, and are comfortable!
Morning of afternoon: I prefer to do pre wedding or couples photoshoots either in the morning or late afternoon. Why? Well the light is super lovely in the morning or the afternoon. If there is an epic sunset as our backdrop – who would not want that in their photograph?
Your images: Once the photoshoot has finsihed, I aim to upload the images for you to view in your very own online gallery within one week. If you are having a pre wedding photoshoot, why not choose a beautiful and unique signing book with a selection of images from your photoshoot? It’s a lovely touch at your wedding and you can then treasure the images and kind words forever in a contemporary coffee table style book.
As well as capturing some fab images that make you look like something off an Album cover, it’s all about having fun. Some of the best images are captured in-between you both posing for the shot. So, I will direct you both, but not overly…just enough to make sure we are getting the best of you both. Happy days.