I love doing pre wedding portrait sessions which are sometimes also called engagement sessions. Many of the couples whos weddings I photograph have been engaged for a number of years as with this couple. I chat with the couple but to be honest its often more with the bride to be and find out what are their interests outside of the wedding planning. This fun couple love rock concerts and I suggested a portrait session which was going to be totally different in look to the upcoming classic wedding. Relaxed clothes in jeans and leather jacket at a very grimy location after Lili had had her wedding hair trail meant a Sunday session in very bright sunshine. All done in about an hour we all had fun and although I had some ideas planned it was also a case of the couple suggesting ideas too. This sort of session could have also have been a general portrait session but I am looking forward to comparing these images to the wedding ones.