Couple shots are the photographs couples imagine when planning their wedding. As you walk around your chosen wedding venue, dreaming of your perfect day, I am sure you imagine yourselves having photographs take together- capturing the two of you alone in the grounds of your setting. so what happens if the wedding venue you have chosen, doesn;t have much option for outdoor space?
Most venues offer great natural backdrops- gardens, walls, trees and doors can all look fantastic as the scene in your images. I have a very natural approach to couple shots. We take a walk and I creatively use the setting to capture you as you enjoy some time alone together- often laughing and chatting about the craziness of your day so far! You can have the tiniest amount of outdoor space, and still get some gorgeous outdoor couple shots on your wedding day. Your wedding photographer will use light and the space creatively to ensure you get some beautiful images together, whatever the venue.
What if outdoor space is limited at your wedding venue?
Sometimes options around your venue are really limited for couple shots and it’s great to think outside the box and plan for this in advance. Emma & Tony did just that for their wedding last year. They chose Claverdon village hall for their reception which Emma worked her magic on. It looked absolutely stunning with all the creative details she had decorated it with. The grounds were very small and offered very limited space for couple photographs. Emma & Tony had seen Chesterton Windmill in Leamington Spa, not too far away from their venue. They decided to plan a drive out there for some couple photographs after their Solihull wedding ceremony.
Chesterton Windmill, Leamington Spa
WOW- I am so glad they did- such a beautiful place for some gorgeous photographs of the two of them together. Chesterton windmill is a 17th century, stone tower windmill, standing magnificently on the top of a hill, overlooking the village of Chesterton in Leamington spa, Warwickshire. It is a stunning landmark, visited by many! Luckily, we had it all to ourselves for some gorgeous couple shots. Tony & Emma enjoyed a lovely drive out to it. Hopping in the car, straight after their wedding ceremony, they enjoyed a bottle of champagne on the drive. Having couple shots away from guests, meant they got some lovely couple time together in a really romantic setting.
Couple shots Inspiration
It’s great to look at real weddings when you are planning your big day. For some wedding inspiration, check out some real weddings here!
I would love to hear from you if you are planning your wedding!