OMG 12 Days of Christmas – Day 2: Dominic Whiten Photography

Win a Pre-Wedding Shoot with Dominic Whiten Photography!

One of the first things that I was really excited about after getting engaged was the possibility of doing an engagement shoot. I knew that they were popular in the States, but I was really pleased to find that they were also often part of wedding photographer packages here in the UK as well. Its the perfect opportunity to a bit of practicing before the big day.

Dominic Whiten offers all his clients this service as part of his standard wedding coverage. “I find meeting and photographing my clients prior to their wedding day a real benefit.” He says “Let’s face it, unless you’re a model, how often do any of us seriously pose for a photograph? A session like this helps a couple feel more relaxed in front of the camera and, importantly, helps me identify what look and shots will work best. This means that come their wedding day, a couple know what to expect from me and feel comfortable with being given direction. This invariably results in fab shots which not only relect a couples personality, but make them look darned good!”

Location can also play a significant part in a pre-wedding shoot, adding an extra dimension to your shots. “When choosing a location, I always ask my couples to think of a place which either has a special significance or they feel they identify with” This approach has lead to shoot at locations as diverse as Dungeness beach in Kent and Tate Modern Gallery in London.

As part of OMG’s 12 Days of Christmas, Dominic is offering one lucky couple their own FREE pre-wedding shoot. The shoot will take place in London at a location and venue to be decided.

For a chance to win, simply email ( Dominic, telling him what you’d do to make your shoot unique – get thinking, the more original/sentimental/wacky the better! The competition is open to entries from December 3rd and closes at midnight on Christmas Day 2010. Entries will be judged by Dominic and the winner will be announced both here on OMG as well as his blog on Monday January 10th. There is no cash alternative and the judges decision is final!

The shoot, lasting up to 2 hours will then take place before March 31st 2011 and the winner will receive a disc of their ten favourite shots to keep. So ladies get crackin’ and come up with your most fabulous engagement shoot ideas for a chance to win yourself a free shoot!

Merry Christmas!

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