COUPLE SHOOTS | THIRD WHEELING
THE NAME : Comes from me being an experienced and very content 3rd wheel to some of the top couples in the UK & beyond.
WHAT : Basically, we have a date. Whatever that looks like to you both. We’ll sit for an hour of so, have a drink, maybe a slice of cake and get to know a bit about one another. We also work out a photo plan that melts around your day. Then; we have a walk, put you both in nice light, explore how we’ll take your photograph, be a bit silly and capture some relaxed photos of you hanging out. It’s really quite nice.
WHEN : Either as part of you booking a Curious Rose Wedding package (It’s complimentary & erases any photo phobia for the day) or as a nice gift to each other for being a good team. I generally do these on week days and have more time for them in the autumn, winter months.
I suggest you book this is when you’ve paid the deposit or 1-3 months before the big day. When you have an idea of when, get in touch about a month before and we can share available dates to get something booked.
WHY : I want to get to know you both as a couple and make sure we collaborate in a way that you’re comfortable with and brings out the best in you both. I’m also a big part of your day, so it feels right that we hang out before the wedding day. It builds trust; you see how I work, enjoy yourself and see lovely results, so on the wedding day you relax and forget about photography.
WHERE : In and around Birmingham I charge no travel expenses. I love to travel though, so if you have somewhere special in mind just enquire about a quote for this.
HOW DO I PREPARE: For the pre wedding shoots; a draft list of information about timings of the wedding day, wherever you have got to when we meet. Wear something you feel the best version of yourself in and more importantly comfortable.
HOW LONG : I’m not strict, I genuinely really enjoy meeting people, drinking and eating but about a 2-3 hours unless we discuss having an extended session (Mostly for stand alone couple shoots).
HOW MUCH? Prices start from £275 for the stand alone sessions. (Travel and accommodation not included)
FIONA & MATTHEW
"Laura mentioned that it would be a good idea to do an “engagement shoot”, as the groom this was something I was a little unsure of. However it was a great experience – it really gave Fiona and I the opportunity to feel relaxed with Laura and get us used to being in front of the camera… I would definitely recommended you do this. It also reinforced that we had made the right decision to have Laura involved in our wedding. She completely “got us” and understood how we wanted to work – relaxed, informal and not too many choreographed photos. Laura blended into the day and when we were with her she enabled us to have that time together which was pretty rare throughout the day."
ROS & CHRIS
“Laura is wonderful. Not only is she an absolute dream to spend time with, she also takes absolutely gorgeous photographs. We could not be happier that she's going to be sharing our wedding day with us. BRING ON MAY!!”
CLARE & MATT
“Bloody awesome first photoshoot (pre-wedding meet and chat). I was nervous at first that this whole thing would be very cringe and awkward. Laura immediately put that idea to bed; we both felt really comfortable, it was fun and relaxed and we both now feel completely at ease having our pictures taken.
The pictures are so cool! They've really captured the vibe. We cant wait for the actual wedding pictures now.
Laura is really personable, charismatic, flexible in her approach and the results are incredible. I'd recommend her to anyone.”
LAURA & KAMIL
“Absolutely loved Laura straight away! She'll put you right at ease and you'll feel like she's an old friend. Kamil and I had a great pre wedding shoot, we both loved spending an afternoon with Laura and it's a bonus that we got some amazing photos out of it! We can't wait for her to shoot our wedding day in a few weeks. I'd highly recommend Laura!”
FLORENCE & NICK
MARRIED FOR 2 YEARS, WE 3RD WHEELED TO CELEBRATE THEIR ANNIVERSARY