Save the Date photographs are a popular way of celebrating a couples up coming wedding with a n engagement photoshoot that emphasis the date of the wedding turned into a montage or collage. I believe this is mostly popular in the United States and when I was asked to do one at the end of October I didn't know what it was. But after doing a bit of research online, I formulated some ideas and my customer Udit said he would provide the props.
Every Save the Date photograph series has a theme and Udit said he wanted an autumn theme something that is not easily achieved in a studio environment. But Warwick has some great gardens and the king of the all when it comes to a romantic setting is the Mill Garden at the bottom of Mill Street by the castle. Its perfect for photos of any kind because of the Castle on one side and the ruined bridge and river on the other.
However, on the day of the shoot the MOP fair was in town which again made a perfect setting for fun photographs. I think part of being a good photographer is being able to adapt, its good to have done ones research, have set ups in mind, but its also important to listen to your client and the ideas they have. I always say that it better to try out rather than dismiss any idea.
So we tried various ideas out on and around the rides at the MOP but as soon as we reached the Mill Garden it was clear that novelty of the fair had faded and this was the place they wanted there photographs to be taken. Uditt provided the Save the Date banner and dates and I brought a purple heart shaped helium balloon (I couldn't find a red one). To start with a it was a over cast grey day but soon the sun came out to lift the background allowing the capture of the autumn feel Udit and Khyati wanted.