LAUREN AND ANDREW ENGAGEMENT SHOOT – NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Saturday afternoon saw my first pre-wedding/engagement shoot of 2015 and what a cracking start to the year it proved to be – an afternoon spent in the great company of Lauren and Andrew under clear (if chilly!) skies first at Blakeney and then at Cley for sunset (and a little beyond!). Only about 10% of couples tend to book pre-wedding/engagement shoots but I do love it when they do – it’s such a great opportunity to start to build a rapport while capturing some relaxed, natural images in great surroundings and at the ideal time of day. Wedding days are always packed with incredible moments that need to be documented and often time for capturing ‘couple’ photographs is necessarily limited or falls outside of the best light (the ‘golden hour’ before sunset) so it’s a real luxury as a photographer to have a couple of hours in ideal light to create some images.
Saturday was as good an example of an engagement shoot as there can be – with Lauren and Andrew booking me to capture their wedding after a Skype wedding consultation many months ago, it was fantastic to have such an opportunity to get to know them a little better and to be able to put them at complete ease about the photography aspect of their forthcoming wedding day. As it turned out, the weather played ball too and delivered some lovely soft evening light and a starlight display that really brought the best out of our huge dark North Norfolk skies. We didn’t plan to stay out as late as we eventually did but I’m so glad that Lauren and Andrew were game enough to tackle some very soggy ground and a freezing cold beach to get the images that I had in mind. I know they’ve now seen the results and I’m certain that they’re glad that they did and that the damp feet and cold hands were a fair price to pay!
Anyway, over to a few images and anticipation of their wedding day at the amazing Boathouse in April. With such an amazing couple, stunning venue and a planned trip out to the beach (again!), I just know that 11 Apr is going to be a highlight of the 2015 wedding calendar.