A same sex pre-wedding shoot in the picturesque French Alps | Surrey Wedding Photographer
Time for another blog, this time it is for an epic pre-wedding shoot, and wow what a location to shoot in.
Charlotte and Gemma booked me as their wedding photographer at the start of the year after they had been recommended by some of my previous wonderful clients.
As luck would have it, I was out skiing in Serre Chevalier, France at a Ski Championships with the Army Reserve and both girls were there as well competing! This was a perfect opportunity for me to get to know them both before their big day and we arranged to meet up for a coffee at the bottom of the ski slopes one day to talk about their plans.
I was so happy I had brought my camera and some lenses out with me as I immediately thought it would be fantastic to capture some photos of Charlotte and Gemma in the beautiful French Alps scenery.
Whilst sitting down for coffee I immediately knew they were going to be a great couple to work with and we were going to have a lot of fun both on the pre-wedding shoot and on their wedding day itself! Charlotte and Gemma had really put a lot of thought into their big day and it certainly got me excited knowing that it wouldn’t be long until the wedding itself!
I absolutely love pre-wedding shoots and I always encourage couples to have one. It allows the couple to get to know me and see how I work, if they are uncomfortable in front of a camera (which face it-it’s not often you get photographed all day), this is a great way to relax without all the stress of a wedding. Not only that, it’s a fantastic chance for the couple to spend some quality time together and at the end have some amazing photos showing the love they have for one another!
So, after a very tasty cappuccino (I’m a sucker for these), we headed out into the resort and went for a walk. We were literally spoilt for places to shoot, starting with a see saw which was a great chance to get some smiles, a quiet wooded area which gave us some lovely contrasting colours of the green trees against the snow and finally to an open field with the stunning mountain scenery as a back drop.
The pre-shoot was so much fun and I truly love shooting these little shoots as I get to see a couple truly and love and happy together.
Please enjoy a little sample of photos from this shoot!
If your planning a wedding and thinking about having a pre-wedding shoot please send me a message, would love to hear from you!
Alex Buckland is a Surrey wedding and engagement photographer specialising in natural and candid photography of civil partnerships and gay weddings across Surrey,London, Hampshire, Sussex and UK-wide. If you are looking for a photographer to cover your civil partnership or gay wedding please get in touch to discuss your requirements in more detail.