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Hampton Court Palace pre wedding photo shoot

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A pre wedding photo shoot is always very special. It’s even more special when the couple choose to have their pre wedding photo shoot where the magic happened (the proposal)!

Andy popped the question and asked Sophie to marry him at Hampton Court Palace. It’s a very special place and makes for amazing pre wedding photo shoot photography. It made complete sense for me to travel to Hampton Court Palace and meet them both here for their photo shoot.

Andy and Sophie are getting married at the end of June this year in Central London. An engagement / pre wedding photoshoot is the perfect way for us all to get to know each other just that little bit better.

Here are my top tips for a pre wedding photo shoot: 

Location: Think about what is important to you both. You may want to take advantage of the amazing Spring or Autumn colours whilst strolling through the park or nearby river. 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.

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 / Summer woodland scene. If the sun’s out – bring your shades (everyone looks uber cool with a pair of these on) it also gives a great alternative look to the photoshoot.

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 engagement 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?

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.

Thanks Andy and Sophie you were so ace to work with, here are a few of my fave images from the afternoon at the majestic Hampton Court Palace x

 

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