In the lead up to your wedding day, your photographer will prompt you for a pre-wedding photoshoot. These are also called engagement shoots. If you choose to do one of these shoots then it'll usually take place at sunset, or golden hour and it'll go for 1 hour on average. These are such great sessions, not only do you get some nice pictures of you both, but you also get comfortable with cameras in your face. It's super helpful and prepares you to be ready for the action on your wedding day. Most of your camera-shy nerves will be gone.
Which brings me to the point of this post. My take on pre-wedding shoots is in the moving image approach. Short Super 8mm films made up of a variety of shots, some taken by me, and some taken by you two lovers. That's right, the camera is in your hot little hands to have some fun. Everyone loves a super 8 camera. The best part about this way is that it's not so "in your face" but more of a moody little shoot where you also get to play director.
Here's a sample of a mini 8 engagement film. A sweet twist on the normal approach. This is my pilot mini 8 film and runs for around 90 seconds, but you can expect a film more around the 2 minutes length. It's new, and it's all due to the growing interest in having Super 8 as part of your wedding story!