Pre-Wedding Photoshoots by Nottingham Photographer

As a Nottingham Wedding Photographer a pre-wedding photoshoot is an inclusive element of our “all day wedding photography package”, but what are they? and do you need one?

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One of the most common things people say to me during wedding consultations is that they “hate having their photo taken”.  To be honest who could blame them?  I for one wouldn’t feel comfortable, on a big day that has cost me thousands and have it a photographed by a complete stranger.

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That, in essence, is one of the biggest reasons i like to include a pre-wedding shoot.  Its an opportunity for you, the happy couple and me as your wedding photographer to get to know each other a little better.  It’s a way of helping you to feel relaxed and comfortable having your photographs taken and to help banish those nerves.

It’s an ideal opportunity for you to see how i work to create the natural looking images you see on my website, a way to show you what can be created with the minimal amount of direction.  If ‘you’ are relaxed it will show through in your images.

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We try, where possible, to hold your pre-wedding photoshoots at your chosen wedding venue, this allows us to explore the venue together to scout out the best of what it can offer.  Again, this will make it familiar territory on your big day.  It may be that some locations at the venue don’t lend themselves to your wedding attire etc and if little challenges like these are addressed beforehand it can only help in making your day run smoothly.

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Other reasons to have a pre-wedding photoshoot could be to create something unique for your big day such as personalised invitations, a photo guestbook or a guest signature frame.  It could also be possible to have your pre-wedding photos playing on a slideshow during your reception.

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All this said, the pre-wedding photoshoot is not for everyone or every wedding.  The choice is completely up to the clients.  Some may already feel completely relaxed in front of the camera, other just want to save it all for the big day.  For others it may not be possible, for example, if you are flying in from overseas just for your wedding etc.

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If you’d like to find out more about our wedding photography services or have any questions about pre-wedding photoshoots, or any other aspect of our wedding photography, please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would love to hear from you.  You could also visit our wedding photography website.

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Nottinghamshire Pre-Wedding Photography – Thoresby Hall

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The weather in North Nottinghamshire can be bizarre at this time of year.  It had been foggy for the last few days without the sun making any appearance, but, it seemed Jo & Craig had all that in hand as literally just a couple of hours before their pre-wedding photoshoot the mist lifted and we were blessed with the most amazing light for their 40 minute photoshoot.

rob, ferrol,pre,wedding,photography,photographer,nottingham,nottinghamshireJo & Craig booked me to photograph their big day way back in 2013 and the pre-wedding shoot was a perfect time to catch up and run through their plans over a warming cup of coffee, but first we had to make the most of this glorious evening light -it was fading fast!!

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They are getting married later this month at Pearlthorpe Church on the edge of the Thoresby Estate in North Nottinghamshire followed by a reception at Thoresby Courtyard what has the backdrop of the stunning Grade 1 listed Thoresby Hall.  Coupled with the wonderfully ornate gardens they have certainly chosen one of the regions finest venues to say their “I do’s” and i’m totally delighted that they have also chosen Rob Ferrol Photography to capture their special day.

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I like to work in an unobtrusive way using a blend of contemporary and reportage photographic techniques to capture the full essence of your special day to create a compelling storybook portfolio of images for you to treasure for a lifetime.  If you like to find our more about our Wedding Photography please do get in touch or feel free to drop by our website or Facebook page.  We would love to hear from you.

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Derbyshire Pre-wedding Photoshoot, Makeney Hall, Meryl & Daniel

It was a huge delight to catch up with Meryl & Daniel who booked me last year to photograph their big day this June.  As always the day soon comes around in rapid fashion.  Their chosen venue, Makeney Hall in Derbyshire, was somewhere that i’ve not previously photographed a wedding at so it made sense to have their pre-wedding photoshoot their.

It gave us both chance to have look around the venue, find some beautiful locations, both inside and out, and also allow them to become a littlemore relaxed at having their photograph taken.

Makeney Hall boasts some beautiful period features and some wonderful ornate gardens with some hidden follies too.  Had we not done the pre-wedding photoshoot it would be all to easy to miss these “little gems”.

Anyway here are a small selection of images from their photoshoot which lasted just about 1 hour.  If you’d like to find out more about our wedding photography please go get in touch.

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Beautiful Pre-Wedding Photoshoot – Ringwood Hall, Derbyshire – Laura & Robbie

Laura & Robbie’s wedding is only a few weeks away and it was fantastic catching up with them both for their pre-wedding photoshoot at Ringwood Hall in Derbyshire.  The couple booked me as their wedding photographer back in 2013 after seeing how i worked and the images i produced at they were both guests at.

They are certainly full of fun and energy and i know that their big day will be a blast.  After a brief chat over coffee to go over their schedule/timings for the wedding we headed out into the grounds of Ringwood Hall to create some beautiful natural couple portraits.  Ringwood Hall offers some beautiful secluded spots with sone fillies and hidden seating areas that will be a great setting for some stunning emotive wedding images.

So, until their big day, here are a few images from their engagement session.  If you’d like to find out more about my wedding photography please do get in touch or see my website.

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Nottinghamshire Pre-Wedding Photoshoot – Melanie & Gareth

Tomorrow I’ll be photographing the wedding of Melanie & Gareth.  They have chosen the wonderful Clumber Park Hotel & Spa nestled on the outskirts of Clumber Park, a National Trust estate in North Nottinghamshire.

Below is a small selection from their pre-wedding photoshoot which was also taken in the same area and we were treated to some wonderful evening light.  Although the forecast for tomorrow is somewhat inclement I can’t wait to capture their day, they are a fun loving couple and i know their special day will be perfect whatever the weather.  I’ll look forward to sharing some images with you soon.

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Nottinghamshire Pre-Wedding Photoshoot, Clumber Park – Jolene & Phil

I had the huge pleasure of Jolene & Phil’s company the other night for their pre-wedding photoshoot.  We went to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and to get the best of the evening light and boy it didn’t disappoint.  The sky was spectacular which made for a beautiful romantic walk along the lakeside – with photographer in tow of course, lol.

Jolene & Phil are getting married at the beautiful Clumber Park Hotel & Spar next month, I hope we are as lucky with the light.

If you’d like more information about my wedding photography please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.  You can also visit my website or my Facebook page.

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Nottinghamshire Pre-Wedding Photoshoot, Clumber Park – Crystal & Kevin

It was a beautiful evening in Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, The chosen location for Crystal & Kevin’s Pre-Wedding photoshoot.  Yet again though it seemed like it was one of the busiest days there, there were huge crowds around the cafe area, but, that didn’t deter us.  Clumber park is so vast you can always find a secluded spot and get some great images.

The evening light was just perfect creating some nice dappled side-lighting.  Crystal & Kevin are getting married later this month at Forever Green, an award winning restaurant, wedding and conference venue set amongst a tree lined panorama of 70 acres of woodland on the edge of Mansfield.  Cant wait to share some images from their big day.  Here are a few images from their pre-wedding shoot at the weekend.  If you’d like to find out more about our photography please see our website or get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.

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