Capturing those perfect moments with just the Bride & Groom is my all-time favourite part of a Wedding. It takes time, experience and a lot of skill to perfect portraiture in photography and my approach has always been to capture natural & creative photographs of the Bride & Groom. 

Each week I will share one of my Wedding Images, sharing my tips on posing, how to encourage the couple with feedback and prompts and give an overview of my camera settings. 

Remember that each Wedding is different, I have a handful of posing ideas I use, each pose can lead to something different and unique. Capturing a perfect portrait is not always about posing, asking the Bride and Groom to kiss can lead to genuine laughter, that moment can create some of the best photographs of the day. 

NIKON D750 | NIKKOR 24 -70mm | 1/1600 | f2.8 | ISO 200 | 38mm

NIKON D750 | NIKKOR 24 -70mm | 1/1600 | f2.8 | ISO 200 | 38mm

This week I'm exploring one of my very popular pre wedding shoots. For me pre wedding shoots are a fantastic opportunity for the Bride & Groom to be, to get to know me a little more, feel more comfortable in front of the camera and chat about their big day. 

Pre Wedding shoots usually take place in some cool location, you have room to experiment and take risks, and I would certainly recommend you do. I always try and embrace the location in my pre wedding shoots, we normally pick a location that is important to the couple, so capturing the whole scene is just as important as those close up shots. 

To accomplish a shot that embraces the location, position the couple so they're small in the crop. I usually get the couple to look at each other which firstly makes them feel less pressured and also gives me a few more seconds to really maximise my crop. For shots that focus more on the scene I pay less attention to posing of the couples, I just let them do their thing and wait for the right moment. 

You can view more snaps from Nicola & Chris's Pre Wedding Shoot here: