PRE-WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY UK

UK & Europe Pre-wedding Photography

I absolutely love photographing couples, so regularly jump at the chance to do pre-wedding shoots here in the UK and beyond. I’ve won numerous awards for engagement photography and the feedback from clients is always so positive. The photo sessions should be a fun experience hanging out and trying to create something special together. My pre-wedding photography isn’t cheesy and I always try to focus on you guys and how you are with each other. I constantly look for the best light and if possible create something natural yet creatively composed. Even these shorter shoots should tell a story.

If you want to find out more about the experience of working with me is like, please visit this INFO PAGE.

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A boy carrying his girlfriend on his back, walking along the seaside, skillfully captured by Richard Clarke for London Pre-wedding Photos.
A girlfriend resting her head on her boyfriend's shoulder, standing together in a black and white photo, skillfully captured by Richard Clarke for London Pre-wedding Photos.
On the mountain, the boyfriend holds hands with his girlfriend, against the backdrop of a sunset, skillfully captured by Richard Clarke for London Pre-wedding Photos.
A black and white image of a couple, hand in hand, laughing as they walk along the seaside, skillfully captured by Richard Clarke for London Pre-wedding Photos.
A romantic hug between the girlfriend and boyfriend standing in the jungle, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke for Dorset Pre-wedding Photos.
Best of the Best Engagement Photos 2016
A close image capturing a romantic hug between the boyfriend and girlfriend, skillfully photographed by Richard Clarke for Dorset Pre-wedding Photos.

Why do a pre-wedding shoot?

The Experience

Couple shoots with me are an experience. I don't just want to turn up at a location and go through the motions. I want us to agree a location and plan which will allows us to focus on you guys connecting naturally. No cheese and as little forced posing as possible.

I want you to look back at the shoot with fond memories of the little adventure we had during those 2 hours; exploring our environment, looking for good light, laughing together, just enjoying being in the moment.

The Results

In addition to the feeling that you've just experienced something fun and unique, perhaps seen a new place or witnessed a sunset that will stay with you forever, you also get some decent pictures!

We will create unique images together, images that tell a story of the shoot and in some cases stand out as works of art in their own right. What you do with them is up to you, but I always encourage couples to print as much as you can. You can't beat something tangible to remember the experience by.

The Practice

Don't underestimate how beneficial these shoots are in preparation for your wedding. Being in front of a camera can be daunting. I'll make it as painless as possible and encourage you to relax and be confident. Experiencing how I do that, understanding how I communicate to you and try and get the best out of the moment, will stand you in good stead for the big day itself.

Don't get me wrong, I shoot lots of weddings without previously doing engagement shoots, and they are always great, but having done one does help a little, there's no denying that.

Testimonial

Leah & Chris

"Rich, we really had such a great time with you. Yesterday is very special memory. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You must have a special talent for coaxing 'the feels' out of couples because even if that memory card gets dropped in the bath, I’d be ok with just the experience you’ve given us."

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engaged couple laughing on Malibu beach

K & C | Malibu, California

K & C Malibu, CA

engaged couple laughing on Malibu beach