Pre-wedding Portrait Experience Essex // Danielle & Oliver

Danielle & Oliver's entertaining pre-wedding portrait experience took place in Norsey Wood, Billericay Essex

My approach and techniques tap into life experiences and shared moments, so I'll often recommend that couples would have been together for around three years minimum to get the most from what I can offer. My thinking is that a couple being together for a year or two just wouldn't have the life experiences for me to work with. Mostly I'm right, but Danielle & Oliver proved that advice to be wrong, in this case anyway. They have an emotional connection that seems to be way beyond their time together, in this case just shy of a year. I knew they hadn't been together long, and so had already planned a more posey portrait session. I picked up on their connection almost instantly and decided to revert to what I know best, encouraging the best of you. Portrait photography is a two-way thing; it's not about the photographer, it's about the subject and the photographer. It's about the interaction between everyone involved, and if everyone involved is prepared, to be honest, and genuine and open to new ideas, authentic moments can happen. It's those real moments that better anything false or forced.

Pre-wedding portrait experience Norsey wood Billericay Essex // Samantha & Dan

Samantha & Dan having a great time with their Pre-wedding portrait experience that took place at a sunny Norsey Wood, Billericay Essex

I'm really enjoying the experience I provide for my couples. The benefits and discovery work both ways, and of all the events and special occasions, I photograph The Portrait Experience has to be my favourite, at the moment. The freedom of no expectation, and me doing as I please is bliss.



Pre-wedding Photography experience in Essex // Amy & Liam

Amy & Liam enjoying a fun, memorable Pre-wedding Photography Experience in Essex


The portrait experience I provide is an excellent way to get to know me as a person and photographer. The majority of my couples feel comfortable with me within the first few minutes of the experience beginning. This is because I've spent a few years practising the technique, and believing in my methods and what I have to say. There would be no questions I'd ask you that I haven't already asked myself, that's why I know they work and what effect they could have on you. There's always lots of laughs, smiles, hugs, kisses and sometimes the odd tear, it's your portrait experience so you can take it anywhere you want to go. The ridiculously fantastic Amy & Liam.