Westonbirt Arboretum Pre-Wedding Photography


Arboretums are a bit left field in the winter and engagement shoots are a bit naff. Wrong.


I know what you’re thinking,  an Arboretum is a collection of trees so what’s the point visiting at a time when most of the trees have shed their leaves. And engagement shoots are a bit soppy. You might have a point but you’re wrong and here’s why, starting with the engagement shoot.


The main problem with an engagement shoot is the name so lets start calling them pre-wedding photography. Same thing different name, what’s the difference? Well, the term engagement shoot is a bit on the soppy side whereas pre-wed shoots are a little less gushy. A pre-wed is a shoot to get the bride groom used to having their picture taken and an opportunity for the photographer to get an understanding about how his or her brides and grooms react to the camera,. By the end of the session everybody is ready and prepared for the hundreds and thousands of pictures to be taken on the wedding day. Besides, it’s also good value for money too, check out the pictures below and you’ll see what I mean. For the couple getting married, it’s a chance to have a nice day out with some cool pictures to show for it and it is a nice day out and not just for the couple, I had a blast on this shoot.


According to Wikipedia, an arboretum is a loosely described as a collection of tree so I can see the point that it might be better to go the full collection are displaying their leaves, but wait a second -it’s still an area of natural beauty and it looks absolutely incredible. Another tick in the box is that this particular spot, Westonbirt Arboretum, is a little (although, not a lot) quieter in winter so combined with the fact that it’s a great big massive space, you’ll get yourself a nice old bit of privacy.


Checkout the pictures and tell me that this engagement shoot in an arboretum wasn’t worth every second of it. Be inspired.