Brighton Pier Engagement Shoot | Jen + Pip

Brighton Pier Engagement Shoot | Jen + Pip

Jen and Pip decided to make a proper break out of it for their engagement shoot in sunny Brighton and took some time away from both wedding planning and parenthood by booking into a hotel for a couple of nights. We met for drinks and chatted about how they met at school and how life was now with a young baby.

Then we took a stroll along the beach and onto the pier. It’s such a fun and colourful place and though it’s always busy, you can usually find some little nooks and crannies away from the crowd. Are you planning your engagement shoot? Come to my home town and we can have some seaside fun!


And they said that when we grew up, we’d GET MARRIED and never split up …


Brighton Engagement Shoot | Lucy + Jacob

Brighton Engagement Shoot | Lucy + Jacob

Lucy and Jacob were planning their London wedding but live in Brighton so we decided to do their engagement shoot around the seafront. First of all we met at their favourite place to get coffee in the North Laines and then wandered down to the beach stopping when something caught our eye.

There’s always something fresh to shoot in Brighton and this pair were so crazy in love with each other that it was super easy to shoot them. I’ve now shot their wedding (I’m that fast at blogging!) and if you pick up a copy of the latest Rock n Roll Bride magazine you can see a lovely feature on it.


She saw shooting stars flash by, The MOON EXPLODED in the sky, Her heart flipped when they kissed, Stardust on her lips…


Brighton Engagement Shoot | Amanda + Rob

Brighton Engagement Shoot | Amanda + Rob

Brighton is such a lovely place for an engagement shoot. I never run out of ideas and new spots to shoot in. Amanda and Rob fancied a day out down here so we met up to wander around. They have spent many happy days here before wandering around the Lanes, chilling in a pub and having a mocha in their favourite shop Snoopers Paradise.

So that is exactly what we did for their engagement shoot and it was lovely hanging out with them. For me, it’s lovely to get to know people a little and to see how they fit together ahead of the wedding day. For the couple, it’s good to take some time out of the wedding planning and this pair stayed down for some dinner to make the most of the day.


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could wake up in the morning when the day is new, and after having spent the DAY TOGETHER, hold each other close the whole night through …


London at Night Engagement Shoot | Aoife + Ali

London at Night Engagement Shoot | Aoife + Ali

Best laid plans, eh? I had planned this London engagement shoot really well, I thought. Well when I say that, what I mean is that I realised the day before that by the time I was due to meet up with Aoife and Ali, it would in fact be dark so I checked sunset times and brought the shoot forward so that actually we would be shooting in that gorgeous sunset light. And on the day there was a stunning sunset, picture perfect. I can tell you as me and Ali watched it from a sweet little pub on the banks of the river Thames. Sadly life got in our way and the lovely Aoife was held up at work. She is a nurse and of course when duty calls then that comes before everything.

Now if you’ve spent any time with me, you will know that I love a challenge and so this shoot to me was all about finding available sources of light because I didn’t pack a flashgun. Why would I? I was banking on that lovely sunset! This was so much fun, we used street lights, shop window lights, phone lights, building floodlights, hell I even considered stopping passing cyclists and asking to use their bike lights. In the end I think we have images that are even more iconic of the area (Greenwich) than daylight ones would have been and we were even serenaded by the musicians practising in the college. It was very magical and I’m so looking forward to their wedding this weekend.


the way I feel when I’m in your hands, TAKE ME now as the sun descends …


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Brunswick House Engagement Shoot

Brunswick House Engagement Shoot

Sometimes I don’t get to meet couples until a day or two before their wedding. Like with Tara and Mido when I did their engagement shoot at Brunswick House in London. They had moved to New York since booking their wedding, so I met them at their venue as they were putting all the last minute plans into place. I actually quite like doing shoots then when all the wedding buzz has started.

It’s great if we can meet at any point ahead of the wedding day, just to get to know you a little. And taking some photos really helps me to see how you interact naturally with each other. I want to capture what you are really like with your lover, not pose you. I include a shoot when at least six hours are booked. So even though it was beyond freezing on this day, we heading out into the quirky venue garden and shot these.


From this time UNCHAINED we’re all looking at a different picture. Through this new frame of mind a thousand flowers could bloom …


 

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The Shard, Borough Market Engagement Shoot | Jess + Joss

The Shard, Borough Market Engagement Shoot | Jess + Joss

Jess used to hate The Shard so Joss booked a suite there to propose to her and now Jess loves The Shard. How romantic is that? So many places in London have a view of it and it’s always reminding them of each other and that special day. So we met just by there for their engagement shoot and as they get married tomorrow I figured it was time to blog these!

 

The Shard sure does loom large over the London Bridge area and we caught many glimpses of it as we wandered around Borough Market. What an incredible place for food, the options on offer and the general bustle is a little overwhelming. But the colours and the smells are tantalising and we even managed to find a few quiet little nooks and corners.


This is a place where I don’t feel alone, This is A PLACE where I feel at home …


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