If you missed yesterday’s sweet engagement shoot then take a look first, then read on to get photographer Kelly Weech’s suggestions for why a pre-wedding photoshoot might benefit you.

Try before You Buy: On your big day it is essential you feel at ease around your photographer and they fit in amongst your guest.  An engagement portrait session is the perfect opportunity to test the waters, see the way in which they work and the results the photographer can produce.  You can then make an informed decision about the quality of their work and if you want to make the bigger investment of that particular photographer shooting your wedding.
Put your mind at ease: A one to one session is a great opportunity to voice any insecurities you have and for the photographer to work with you to over come these before the big day.  You could even practise some poses so you feel confident on the day just to do them and allow the photographer to capture natural moments.

It’s all about you: The point of this session is that it is all about you and your partners love.  There is no right or wrong way to dress or particular way to act, just be yourself.  If you have a hobby together then incorporate this into the shoot or if you have a special place, then go to that location.  It is good to be different and to feel your photographs are a true reflection of your lifestyle.

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Fellow bride-to-be Katy shared this essential advice – with so many weddings full of beautiful details it’s great to be reminded that no one else will know if they don’t come off just right!  Follow Katy on Twitter.

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Thanks for Kelly for this great advice – definitely going to try and remember this one on the ‘big day’.  Kelly is a wedding vocalist and lead singer of Chasing Storms.

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Sound advice from the lovely Lucinda – check out her blog Bakes, Books and My Boys for recipes, books and days out.

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A huge thank you to Angela who is a wedding photographer – check our her website to see her stunning photography!

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Thank you so much to Kelly who is a wedding planner and wedding blogger – find her at

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A big thank you to the lovely Hilary who offers ceremonial services for weddings, baby namings, mother blessings, funerals and more through her company Three Spirals.

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