Marie & Sam, Pre wedding shoot

Marie and Sam contacted us after we did a photoshoot for their friends Annie & George last year. 

We first met them in January this year, we discussed what they were looking for in their photographers for their wedding day, and we were thrilled they booked us :-) We thought it would be fun to do a pre wedding shoot for them so they would both feel relaxed on the day, and it's a great chance for us to get to all get to know each other better.

So we headed to their favourite park in Greenwich.

We arrived nice and early and wanted to get a romantic shot of our lovely couple in the Band Stand which can get quite busy later in the day, it was perfect! There was no one around and we got our couple to pose a fun shot of them kissing, I was using my 70-200mm and Kerrie was using her 24-70mm. This is a great example of how we work at weddings, I'm getting a close up shot of the couple whilst Kerrie concentrates on getting a wider angle shot so we can tell the story from a different prespective. 

Our lovely couple Marie and Sam going in for a kiss, Kerrie is getting the shot on the right whilst I capture the close up image.

Our lovely couple Marie and Sam going in for a kiss, Kerrie is getting the shot on the right whilst I capture the close up image.

We wanted to make use of the Band Stand whilst it was quiet, using the stairs enabled us to get some nice relaxed shots. 

Marie they mentioned how they loved the scrabble letters that we used in a previous shoot for Christy & Jamie. So Kerrie thought it would be nice to place each letter on a wooden fence to spell out the name love, I'm sure you will agree it worked lovely :-)

Kerrie took this shot using her 24-70mm at F4.0, 1/250 sec, ISO 320. 

Kerrie took this shot using her 24-70mm at F4.0, 1/250 sec, ISO 320. 

After getting the shot of the all important engagement ring, we wanted to also capture some detailed shots of the beautiful headpiece that Marie was wearing, so I changed to the 100mm F2.8 macro, my 2nd favourite lens.

It was a lovely bright day and I made sure I didn't take this shot at F2.8, why? because not all of the detail would be visible, this is very important when it comes to macro photography. So I took these shots at F9.0, 250 ISO and was getting a lovely fast shutter speed of 1/1000 sec.

It was a lovely bright day and I made sure I didn't take this shot at F2.8, why? because not all of the detail would be visible, this is very important when it comes to macro photography. So I took these shots at F9.0, 250 ISO and was getting a lovely fast shutter speed of 1/1000 sec.

We wanted to take our couple under this lovely tree, again Kerrie got the wide angle shot of the couple but this time I continued to shoot with the 100mm Macro, it is also a great portrait lens as well as a Macro lens. The best of both worlds!

We had a lovely time getting to know Marie & Sam a bit more, they enjoyed the photo shoot and now we are all excited for their wedding day :-) 

After we packed our equipment away, they kindly invited us to join them for a glass of Prosecco at the Greenwich Tavern, how could we resist, we had finished our shoot and it was time for us all to relax :0)

James