Having a couples shoot is the perfect way to celebrate your relationship with a collection of beautiful photographs. I like to keep couples shoots fun and relaxed, capturing natural moments between you.

A pre-wedding couples shoot is included in both our classic and deluxe wedding packages to help you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera before your wedding day, settling any nerves that you may have. The pre-wedding shoot also gives us a great opportunity to chat about how your wedding plans are coming along and allows us to get to know each other a little better before your wedding day.

Some of our couples have used photographs from their pre-wedding shoot in the past on the designs of their save the date cards and wedding invitations. You could even have some of the photographs printed to display at your wedding or perhaps a small album to use as a guest book for your friends and family to sign.

We have a list of recommended locations dotted around Kent that are perfect for couples shoots. If you have a location in mind that has a special meaning to you both, this can add an extra special touch to the photographs - perhaps the place where you met or got engaged or somewhere that you like to visit together, we’d love to chat about any ideas that you have!


“My Fiancé and I loved our engagement photography session with James. We were both a little nervous but James made us feel so relaxed and natural. We now have the most wonderful photos to remember such a lovely time and we are now all the more excited to have more photos taken at our wedding.”

Katie & Alistair


“When James first suggested having a pre-wedding photo shoot, we were both slightly anxious and nervous about the idea. On the day however it was the polar opposite! James and Hannah quickly put us both at ease, they were both calm, understanding and easily relatable, but most importantly they were very professional and knew exactly what they were doing. During the shoot we had so much fun and we couldn't stop laughing! We would whole heartedly recommend having a pre-wedding shoot to anyone using James Ireland Photography as it breaks the ice, it allows you to interact with James, asking any questions you have and you get to experience a fantastic photographer that will put your mind and any worries you may have at bay!”

Katie & Mark