Currently all of our wedding packages include a pre-wedding shoot. This shoot is also available to couples who are getting married abroad, and also those who have selected another photographer (or not chosen yet) and who would like some photographs to celebrate their engagement as a separate portrait session.
The session creates a series of traditional and contemporary images with some natural and relaxed images ideally suited to show the couple together. For our wedding couples we like to use the venue that the majority of the photographs are going to be taken, and more specifically the family groups and posed shots – if there are any, as it gives us chance to work out the best areas – and those the couple like most – saving time on the day and freeing up the couple to relax with their guests.
These images are used on our online gallery cards presented to the wedding guests to allow them to view the images from the wedding day, can be used as the centre-piece for a signing board (or signing mat), or in a bespoke guest signing book. However, every couple also receive a framed fine art image of their choice presented in one of our large 14×11″ desk frames. The heavyweight fine art paper and museum quality mount are set off in the high quality frame which for 2010 come in a dark mahogany or black and is valued at £100 if purchased separately.
Today whilst out we delivered the pre-wedding shoot framed print for Rosie and Scott who are getting married on New Years Eve and a photograph of the finished product can be seen below. The print is black and white and shows them seated on the large fountain at Rhinefield House which makes a majestic backdrop. It is finished in the dark mahogany frame with UV conservation glass to protect the print from the damaging rays of the sun.
The framed print below is held as a display sample in the studio and comes from the pre-wedding shoot of Sally and Mark – who also selected this image for their own desk frame. It is presented as a platinum toned print again in a dark mahogany frame and Sally and Mark proudly displayed theirs in the entrance to their marquee on their wedding day for all the guests to see.