One of the great things about a Love Your Dress shoot is that you can have a lot of fun trying out different ‘looks’ so that you have a wide choice of photos from the classically beautiful to the funky and fun.
I adore photographing weddings, but on a portrait shoot I also get the one thing I don’t get at a wedding: plenty of time! On the wedding day itself, the most important thing is to capture the real day, and to spend time with the Bride & Groom judiciously so that they get stunning photos but don’t feel that their day was turned into a full scale photo-shoot. Unless we can build in a lot of time prior to the ceremony, the portraiture time afterwards is usually about the couple, not the dress, so a Love Your Dress (or if you feel like living dangerously a Trash Your Dress) shoot is the perfect opportunity for us both to relax and have fun, without any pressure.
Recently, Emma and I had a fabulous afternoon doing just that at a variety of locations. We did some classic shots as a bit of a ‘warm up’ and then moved on to more adventurous pictures. Emma’s stunning Vera Wang dress had the chance for another outing before being finally packed away.
She’s still choosing her favourite photos which we intend to put at the end of an album with the photos from her wedding in Australia.