I love pre-wedding shoots, they can make such a difference to the wedding day photography session because the couple know exactly what to expect, they have less nerves and do not feel as awkward in front of the camera. They are also a great ice-breaker when meeting the couple for the first time. nnWhere possible I always like to meet couples in advance of the wedding day. For this session we were originally planned to go to Hardwick Park in County Durham but I completely forgot about the huge music festival that was on that weekend. A quick detour to Durham and a lovely walk around Wharton Park, overlooking the viaduct and with Durham Cathedral as the backdrop.nnA small selection of my favourites!