Wedding Season is here so i thought that it was a good chance to write a short and sweet blog all about my Short and Sweet Wedding Portrait Sessions.
Some people don't like the idea of spending a lot of money on a wedding photographer. Some people can't think of anything worse than having a photographer at all and feel uneasy about the whole thing.
I for one think it's the best kind of money you can spend. Because let's face it, those memories get the chance to live on forever. Your photos will be cherished for a lifetime and trust me, from my experience and talking to so many brides & grooms. Your wedding day really does go so fast, you miss so much and you never get around to seeing everybody. So really the photos are almost a chance for you and your partner and even your loved ones, to relive and savour it all over again. I personally love showing both of my daughters our photos from our wedding day as they weren't even born then. It's really very special.
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I first came up with the idea of doing these short but sweet sessions because a friend of mine asked me if I would just take their wedding portraits before their wedding party arrived. They didn't have a photographer for their actual wedding (it was during covid times so it was a very small and intimate wedding) but they really wanted photos to cherish of them both.
I took them out on location for two hours, we relived their wedding day and captured some stunning portraits of them to always enjoy. This was when I realised maybe there are more couples wanting this kind of intimate experience.
Since then I have had the opportunity to capture several other couples wanting a different format to the norm. I have even been a surprise/ gift to a bride and groom who didn't see themselves having a photographer on their day (but trust me they were glad that I turned up).
Hence now why I have decided to create some different packages to suit you all. I have created several packages, each one offering something a little different. If you also have something else in mind I am also happy to tailor a package specific to your wedding needs.
These sessions are perfect for couples who don't want their whole day documenting but are still wanting intimate, relaxed and natural photos together.
Short But Sweet packages.
1. Short But Sweet- Portrait session at your location or other (I allow 1-1.5hours)
2. Short But A Little Extra- 3 hours to cover the Ceremony, Guest candid + Portraits
3. Short But Let's Go For It- Engagement shoot, Ceremony, Guest candids + Portraits
Every session has the option to add an engagement shoot for just £150 which includes 10 edited images, there are also options to upgrade to all images.
Engagement Shoot Deets
Whilst engagement shoots can be anything you want them to be, they are always fun (with me anyway!) I recommend them to anyone. I also think Engagement shoots are a great idea if you are a little nervous or find you aren't as relaxed/ natural in-font of the camera it's a good warm up and a great way to get to know each other before the big day- plus you can always bob them on your wedding website, use them for your invites or post them on your socials as an exciting lead up to your day! My aim is always to capture the two of you in the most natural way that I possibly can. Sessions are laid back, relaxed and never stressful!
Below are some of the portraits I have captured over the past year of beginning my Wedding Journey. It's been an amazing journey so far. Who knew I would fall in love with this side of photography. I blame the amazing couples I have had the chance to capture.
As always I would like to end with a quote to sum up.
True love stories, never have endings.