This is a personal meeting shoot for fiancées before the big wedding, which I usually combine with the preliminary talk and gladly also at a symbolic place for the couple quite individually. This can be for example the park or the cafe where you got to know each other.
Every person faces a stranger in a different way. There are no unphotogenic people, there is only a lack of trust, which makes the person insecure in front of the camera, robs them of their identity. Mutual trust is the basis for a positive charisma that expresses the true beauty of a person.
As a wedding photographer I take part in deeply emotional moments. If I am perceived as a foreign body, this can be seen as such in the photos. Be it the cramped hand, an unnatural smile, an unusual posture or the typical "control look" at the stranger with the big, black camera.
So that you can concentrate completely on the important things on the day of the wedding, a getting to know shoot offers is recommended during the detailed preliminary discussions. At such an engagement shooting you can get to know my photographic way of working in detail.
Unfortunately, on the actual wedding day, the time window for the couple photos is often very short. Many people need a certain time in front of the camera to get "warm". But if you have already stood in front of the same photographer, this is usually much easier. In addition, you will have individual couple photos before the actual wedding day, which will enhance the anticipation of the wedding even more.
Often the wedding day is much too short, the wedding couple is fully in the head with the wedding guests. An after-wedding session, i.e. a photo shoot after the actual wedding, is the ideal solution. I recommend my couples to always take more than an hour for couple photos, but sometimes this is simply not possible. Be it because of a very tight schedule, or because there is a special place where the bridal couple wants to be immortalized. This is then either too far away from the place of the wedding or sometimes it just doesn't offer access on that day.
Another factor is the light. Usually the time window for couple photos on the day of the wedding may not be right due to light not being optimal from a photographic point of view, especially in midsummer in the early afternoon. Best time for a peaceful shoot is during the sunrise or evening blue hour. This allows for pictures with much more atmosphere and authenticity that gets developed by a special light tendency.
So if you want to have very special couple photos, just contact me during the preliminary talk and we can realize our ideas together in pictures at an after-wedding shooting. Whether in the gazebo, on the sports field, on the roof of a high-rise at night, as a photographic companion on a spontaneous road trip or far away at the other end of the world.
There is nothing that is impossible.
That is our promise to you with Port Douglas wedding photography