There are many good reasons for doing a pre-wedding shoot (keep your eyes peeled for a blog post about that soon…), and it is really important for me to really know the bride and groom. In this case I knew them already – Claire and Stu are friends of ours who have asked me to photograph their wedding, but in a way it is even more important to go out for a pws. I like to spend time chatting about what is happening on their wedding day, and although I had a pretty good idea from talking to them before, I wanted to make sure I had it all sorted in my head.
I crossed the border over into the Black Country to a place that had special significance to Claire – a canal junction area where she spent time with her Dad on his narrowboat, and it was a really interesting place to shoot. It was a chilly morning, so half way through we stopped for a brew at the canal side cafe. I had spotted a couple of cups they had for sale in charity shop section, which had Golden Wedding Anniversary on them, so I bought them and incorporated them into part of the shoot, and handily doubles up as a present for them in 50 years time when they are celebrating their anniversary (this way I won’t have to remember a present – just a card…)
So, this is a taste of their pre-wedding photography, before their vintage wedding in a couple of weeks time….