Kelmarsh Hall Pre-Wedding Photography Shoot
Next month I will be shooting the Northampton wedding photography of Emily and Phil, who will be tying the knot in the delightful Northamptonshire village of Chapel Brampton. So a week or so ago I caught up with the happy-couple-to-be to shoot their pre-wedding photography portraits.
We agreed to do the shoot in the beautiful surroundings of Kelmarsh Hall which is a Grade I listed country house, set in the rolling English countryside 11 miles north of Northampton. Built in 1732 and with stunning gardens, it really is a fantastic location in which to shoot a pre-wedding photography session.
Beautiful Day, Wonderful Company
Although it had been a year since Emily and Phil booked me as their wedding photographer, I had seen them since when I was the wedding photographer at Phil’s sister’s wedding, also in Northamptonshire. So it was like to catching up with old friends immediately – and we were quickly chatting and laughing about all kinds of things. The fact that Phil has a keen interest in photography and has, himself, shot as a second photographer at weddings meant we were quickly boring Emily with more technical talk then I would usually submit a couple to!
With the sun shining, flowers in glorious bloom and a gentle breeze it really was a beautiful day to be out doing what I love in a fabulous setting and with great company. Sometimes being a wedding photographer can be so tough! But, hey, some of us have to do it.
Wedding Photojournalism & Pre-Wedding Portrait Photography
Now, I know that as a pure wedding photojournalist who constantly talks about the importance of a natural, candid and unobtrusive approach to wedding photojournalism, it may seem a little unusual that I offer pre-wedding portrait shoots. However, I actually find they are really useful for us to get to know one another before a wedding and for the happy-couple-to-be to get used to me photographing around them. So, yes, whilst I do shoot the wedding day itself in a predominantly wedding reportage style (depending on the package) I do find pre-wedding portrait shoots are incredible useful and enjoyable. And who can grumble about getting some beautiful portraits into the bargain?
I’m sure you will agree that the pre-wedding photos from Emily and Phil’s shoot at Kelmarsh Hall are beautiful.
If you are getting married and interested in having a pre-wedding portrait shoot as part of your wedding photography package, then I’d really be delighted to chat with you and hear all about your wedding plans. You can either give me a call right now on 07920 422144 or send me an email via my contact page.
Here are a few other photos from Emily and Phil’s pre-wedding photography at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire.