I knew that this photo shoot was going to be a lot of fun from the outset. We had met beforehand to discuss what would be the most appropriate locations for the shoot and we were just laughing and joking all the time. We finally chose two locations, the Stuewe-Weissenberg Dance School in Gütersloh and then going on to the Garden Show in Rietberg.
The couple arranged, in advance, to use one of the dance rooms and after arriving I asked the couple to put some music on and just dance as if I was not there. This was so that I could get some test pictures regarding lighting etc. This was also for the couple to get used to being photographed. After just over about half an hour they were really sweating and asked if they could have a break..... Then we really started to go. It was really fantastic as all I had to do was say where the couple should be and then they just went for it. No real directions from me at all....it was all them having a good time.
Looking at the photos you can just sense how much love was flowing between them the whole time making them glow. It was great to catch those moments when they were playing around and I am sure that in a few years time Ingo´s ears will be a lot bigger seeing how much Natascha seemed to pull them all the time.
I have been doing pre-wedding or engagement shoots for all wedding events for years as it always helps the couple to feel comfortable with me and of course for me to find out exactly what the couple expects of me. It makes such a difference for the wedding day, as the couple can just act naturally knowing that the pictures they will receive at the end will reflect their wishes.
It was a fantastic day for us all, as the resulting photos show and I was really looking forward to the wedding day.