It’s great when people have a strong idea of what they want from a shoot. Rachael & Tom choose to have their engagement shoot in Bristol using the left over art work from the See no evil graffiti festival as an urban backdrop. The location was perfect for them and allowed for a shoot tailored to suit their personality. Rachael is a wedding journalist and used this opportunity to see what all the fuss is about with engagement portraits and to do a write up for her column in Unique Bride magazine. Check out Rachael blog www.petticoatsandpeeptoes.com and keep an eye out for the article.
These are a few of my favourites from the shoot.
Meet Helen and David, a great couple that I meet earlier this year when they got in contact to photograph their wedding next May. They live over in New Jersey so we decided to have an engagement portrait shoot when they were back visiting family so they could see how I work and get to know each other a little better before the big day. I loved Helen’s ring and was amazed that David had designed and had it made for Helen – very romantic.
On Cleeve Hill, Cheltenham we walked and chatted and these are a few favourite images as a result.
Last weekend I travelled down to a sleepy village near Shepton Mallet, Somerset to photograph an engagement portrait session for the lovely Jen and Ryan. I first meet Jen 18 months ago when she modelled for a bridal fashion shoot and what a beautiful bride she made! Shortly after Ryan proposed at St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall and I was delighted when she chose me to capture their big day next year. Although I have only met Jen once before I already feel like she is an old friend and I couldn’t wait to hear about her wedding plans and of course meet her husband to be.
We decided to use her mum’s farm to create a rustic set of pictures and to get some practice in front of the camera. I am sure you will agree, they make a beautiful couple and the chemistry between them made for a really great shoot. There is nothing I like better than getting to know my couples, and hanging out with Jen and Ryan was such a joy. I can’t wait for their wedding day!
Meet Lydia and Ben. Not only a beautiful and extraordinary couple but also two of my dearest friends. When I found out they were engaged I could not wait to mark the occasion with an engagement portrait so, I jumped into my car and drove down to south Cornwall. We decided to do the shoot at the beach where Lydia popped the question to Ben and later traveled to their favourite woods with Ninja the dog to wrap up with some intimate shots. It has been amazing to watch their love grow over the last six years and I feel completely honoured that they have asked me to photograph their big day next September. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I loved capturing them.