Floral Spring Pre Wedding Session (With A Dog!) | Chloe and Dan | Grace Elizabeth, Colchester, Essex Alternative Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer


Where do I even begin with this pre wedding session?! It was not just gorgeous but also so full of laughter because Chloe and Dan brought their rather large pup Nellie along too! She had us all in fits of laughter!

The couple booked me last year for their wedding at the gorgeous Gosfield Hall next month, which is one of my favourite venues. All of my 2019/2020 bookings now include pre wedding sessions too, so I was super excited to do their pre wedding session in the fields local to their home earlier this month. Usually pre-wedding sessions take place a few months before your wedding, giving me time to edit them and get them back to you in time to print out for your big day (or even use for invites!), but the weather has been so awful that we had to wait a little while before we could get out to shoot these! I am so glad we did because the rapeseed was in full bloom and made for a gorgeous backdrop (and we got there early enough before my hayfever came into full swing, thankfully!)

When I consider a pre wedding session location, I always like to ask my couples what works best for them, both in terms of location, and who they’d like to bring along. More and more people want to bring their pets along which I always say yes to, and on the other side of the spectrum, many of my couples already have children and would like to bring them to their session to make it into a family session. After all, it’s super important that your kids get to know me, too! In this case, it was Chloe and Dan’s wonderful giant breed dog Nellie who came along to her mum and dad’s engagement photo session, and I am so glad she did as she made us all laugh (check some of the last photos for her intervening!)

We went for a long dog walk in the evening sun around Colchester and I just photographed them as we wandered along. It was the most wonderful evening and gave me such a great chance to get to know Chloe and Dan before their big day as well as to create some beautiful photos.

Thank you so much Chloe and Dan for booking me for your wedding, I am counting down the days now!

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Love always,

Grace xo

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