Part of being someone's wedding photographer is building a relationship with the couple: after all, on their wedding day I could be the person the see the most of, so they have to like me at least a bit!
To help with this, for all my regular packages I include a pre-wedding photoshoot - not a huge all day shoot, but half an hour or so, walking around the venue or a favourite place, to get the couple used to me pointing a camera at them, all the time discussing what they want from their big day, and hopefully have them a little more relaxed on the wedding day.
Here's a lovely couple who were married at Rudstone Walk, South Cave, East Yorkshire, a few weeks ago. We met up only a few weeks prior to that (they were so busy in their preparations and stag/hen weekends - that's the earliest they could do!) and walked around the grounds, talking about ideas and finding good places to shoot. Here are some of the photos.