Pre Wedding Photoshoot in glorious Richmond Upon Thames

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I blooming love photographing a pre wedding photoshoot in Richmond Upon Thames. For a pre wedding photoshoot it’s important to have an area that has diversity. Richmond Upon Thames has parks, water, flowers, open spaces and some quirky wooden archways. All you need for the perfect pre wedding photoshoot. There are two real gems in Richmond Upon Thames that I always recommend. Isabella Plantation – it’s stunning and relatively quiet for how beautiful it is. The walk from Richmond Upon Thames station, down to the Thames and up to Terrace Gardens. The latter option gives you more scope for different kinds of backdrops.

Nick and Natalia are getting married this summer – they wanted an Autumnal shoot. We scheduled their shoot in September 2017 and went for a 10am start. They were both naturals from start to finish.

Here are some top tips to think about prior to your engagement 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.

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 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.

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 Nick and Natalia you were so ace to work with, here are a few of my fave images from the morning x


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