There are a lot of options when it comes to wedding photography. First, there are a million questions to ask about who you will hire, followed by deciding on a time frame for the contract, the style you want, how well the photographer will mesh with the venue and your guests… Overall, there are many things to be considered, and that is often just for the wedding day itself. So what happens when you find an incredible photographer who also offers pre-wedding shoots? And what exactly does this entail?
Well read on, and discover an incredible new world of wedding photography…
A pre-wedding shoot is, in essence, what it says on the tin: a photoshoot conducted at any time before the wedding itself, with usually just the couple and their photographer present. These images are often much more personal and intimate – the resultant albums are full of close-ups, and with more posed shots. However, if you are a little camera shy, then there is no need to feel nervous about taking part in such an event – pre-wedding shoot photographers are typically excellent at making you feel completely comfortable with being in front of the camera!
Another thing that motivates couples to opt for pre-wedding shoots (which differ from engagement shoots in that they are normally held closer to the wedding) is that it allows them to form a much stronger bond with their photographer. You may not think this is especially important for your big day, but the better your relationship with your photographer, the more comfortable you are going to feel when they are snapping away at your ceremony – and ergo, the more comfortable you will look! This is also a great way to make firm friends too – it’s always useful to have a talented photographer in your contact book!
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One of the best things about pre-wedding shoots is that there is much more flexibility. If you’ve always dreamed of a Destination Wedding – and a set of exotic photos to match – but can’t manage it because of the cost of transporting all of your loved ones, then a pre-wedding shoot in a beautiful country abroad could be the perfect option. And this is exactly what the wonderful Cecilia and Keo did. Choosing the time-honoured French capital as the backdrop for their profound photoshoot, Cecilia and Keo made another wonderful decision with who they chose to hire…
Alex Beckett at Alex Beckett Photography is the photographer that we have always wanted for our wedding, but were too afraid to book. Startlingly dramatic, with an artistic flair that we always thought was reserved for the theatre, we can promise that your wedding and pre-wedding photos will be utterly unique if you choose this camera-whizz for your big day(s). And if you still don’t believe us, then you need only head over to Alex’s website and take a look at his galleries – and here’s the link to his contact page with Zankyou for when you’re thoroughly convinced that he will be perfect for you!
These photos are an incredible combination of fantasy and reality, with different images expertly layered together to create a mind-bending and exhilarating set of photos that no one could else could ever replicate. And put together with the stunning location – the ever romantic, and ever spirited Paris – we could not imagine a more perfect pre-wedding photoshoot. And as you can see, Alex Beckett earns every word of praise and every award a hundred times over with these dynamic and striking photographs…
A dab hand not only with colour photography, but with black and white images too, Alex Beckett’s love for photography shines through at every possible opportunity – as does the love between Cecilia and Keo in this particular shot. It is the main aim of every wedding photographer to capture the emotion and love between a couple on their big day – or before – and while most achieve it, none do so better than Alex Beckett. So if you’re in the mood for romance, and want some stunning shots to show off to your family and friends, get in touch soon!
We wish Cecilia and Keo all the very best in their future together – and hope that their married life is just as spectacular as their pre-wedding shoot! And if you’ve been utterly inspired by these incredible images, then don’t hesitate to get into contact with Alex Beckett Photography to arrange your own pre-wedding photoshoot, and make the biggest day of your life that much more memorable.