Pre-wedding or engagement sessions are a chance for me to capture the moments that tell your story and illustrate the love you share. They allow me to connect with you prior to your wedding, ensure you feel confident in front of the camera and share the experience of being photographed before your big day, making your wedding photographs even more successful. I approach all my engagement sessions as if you are on a date. They are fun, organic and natural in a location suited to your relationship.
So let's plan a date, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create lots of beautiful images that will illustrate this moment in your lives!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT pre-wedding SESSIONS
sammy + josh
We can't even choose our favourites because they are all so stunning. Colette captured our style and romance so well.
eastington park, england
ellie + tom
Colette is an incredibly talented photographer any couple would be blessed to have her capture their love story.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
- carl sagan
'For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.'
If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck.
I have put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR?
No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, I'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. Often, when I'm scheduling my initial session date, if it works for our calendars, I'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure I don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date.
what do we do if it rains?
The sooner the better! My weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely you are to get your desired date!
To reserve your date, I'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
Unless you've modelled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and I even feel like a deer in the headlights when I'm in front of the camera.
You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and I coach you through images, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun.
WE'RE so AWKWARD in front of cameras
Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images.
The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format.
HOW WILL I RECEVE MY PHOTOS?
frequently asked questions
For investment details and availability, please send a message via the form below. Engagement & Pre-wedding sessions with full access to your gallery begins at £500.