Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer | Is an engagement photoshoot for you?

So you’ve seen this pre-wedding/ engagement shoot thingy kicking about the interwebs A LOT and you really don’t know if it’s for you?! Well at Honey and the Moon Photography we love ‘em and we think it’s a bloomin’ fantastic idea, so much so that we are offering them free with all weddings booked this year!

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So why do we love them so much? For one it’s a great way for us to get to know each other. For you to find out how we work and what to expect on your wedding day and for us it’s a way find out how you interact – you probably don’t even realise it but every couple moves differently, including you – you special little snowflake!

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You probably think “All these people look so perfect and happy – there is no way I can pose like that!” We’ve heard it before, or “I don’t know what to do!” But fear not dear potential patron! All of the couples you see on our blog are real couples and the best shots are those that they don’t even know are being taken!

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Fair enough we may have to direct them a little teeny tiny bit, but mostly it’s just to show off that gorgeous ring! The rest of the time it’s them being how they normally are – perfect! And capturing that moment of pure love is amazing and what’s even better you probably don’t even know you did it, until you see the photos!

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Another great advantage of the pre-wedding shoot is that it can be at a location of your choice. We often suggest a location that means something to you, be it where you first met, have spent a lot time or an activity that you both love or think could be fun! We are always up for hearing our client’s ideas and suggestions for shoots! C’mon hit us with your randomness!

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It’s also a super way to practice what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to poses, and when you see the final images it can help you discover which poses you would aim to recapture on your big day!

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I mentioned it earlier, but this really is a great way for you to get to know us! We love all of our clients and we aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible. We know photography can get a wee bit daunting and all up in your personal space but we hope you get to know us and find we aren’t so scary/weird! So on your wedding day it will hopefully feel like friends taking your photo rather than some stranger that just rocks up on the day!

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And finally one of the biggies for having an engagement/pre-wedding shoot is that it can be an intimate experience and something special just for the two of you. Your wedding day will, more than likely, be fricken crazy and you’ll barely get a moment just for you! So a wee relaxed afternoon dandering around a park, going for a drink in your local or just chilling out at home in the garden whatever you think best reflects you as a couple is just the ticket to celebrate a special moment in your lives together & your love!Alternative Wedding Photographer Northern IrelandAlternative Wedding Photographer Northern Ireland

So if you think this ain’t so bad and you fancy having an engagement shoot or want to find out more send us a wee message via our contact form above or email us at info@honeyandthemoonphotography.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you!