In 2020, once lockdown lifted a little, I caught up with Ayron and Scott for their pre-wedding shoot. We decided to head over to one of my favourite pre-wedding shoot locations in the area, Panshanger Park, which I often suggest to my clients as a location that has it all! There are secluded woodlands, open fields, a lake, and sometimes sheep and cows grazing, or high cornfields or bluebells at the right time of year!
Ayron and Scott hadn’t initially intended on having a pre-wedding shoot, but after their wedding plans were affected by lockdown and Covid-19, they decided to move their day to 2021 and thought it would be nice to have a pre-wedding shoot in 2020 instead. They also mentioned to me that they were a little nervous about having their photos taken. This is really common! I never expect any of my couples to turn up to their pre-wedding shoot feeling totally chilled and happy about having their photos taken! It’s a bit of a daunting thing, but I always do my best to make people feel comfortable. A lot of a pre-wedding shoot is spent chatting as we walk between locations, and we don’t take pictures for the full 90 minutes – that would be a bit overkill!
I was really pleased that the weather played ball and we even had some gorgeous golden light peeking through the trees at one point! I do suggest trying to do pre-wedding shoots later in the day, or towards the golden hour in the evening, to give us the best chance of getting some beautiful evening sunshine, particularly in the summer!
Have a look below to see some frames from this lovely pre-wedding shoot. I’m so excited to shoot Ayron and Scott’s wedding at one of my favourite venues, Coltsfoot Country Retreat, later on this year – no doubt I’ll be sharing some shots from their day before long!
If you’re on the fence about having a pre-wedding shoot, take a look at my previous blog posts on the topic – this post about why having an engagement shoot is a good idea, and this one with some hints and tips on getting the best out of your shoot! You can also see some more of my engagement shoot favourites on my portfolio. Get in touch if you’d like to find out more about having a pre-wedding shoot.