A pre wedding photo shoot is always very special. RHS Gardens Wisley is such a wonderful place to have a pre wedding photo shoot. This amazing venue was chosen by Chloe and Cerrith.
They were due to get married this year. When we had our photo shot back in March we all thought the wedding would go ahead as planned in July 2020.
Forward wind a few months and this wonderful couple have moved their wedding to 2021 – like so many other couples! Still totally upbeat and excited, we had a great time at the photo shoot at RHS Gardens Wisley.
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 Chloe and Cerrith you were so ace to work with, here are a few of my fave images from the morning at RHS Gardens Wisley x