LOUISE AND GRADY ENGAGEMENT SHOOT – NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I’ve neglected this blog for way too long so thought it time that I started to share a few images and some of the wonderful weddings and engagement shoots that I’ve been so enjoying over the past 3 or 4 months of this busy wedding season. Hopefully sharing this engagement shoot will be get me on a roll and back into the routine of weekly blogging!
As we all know in the UK, it’s not been the best summer so far (this week aside!) and poor forecasts forced 3 or 4 delays to me getting together with Louise and Grady for an engagement shoot ahead of their Hales Hall Barn wedding in June 2017. Unlike wedding days, engagement shoots can of course fairly easily be re-scheduled when the weather looks questionable and so it was for Louise and Grady. I like to spend 2-3 hours on engagement shoots as this allow stacks of time to get to know each-other, become at ease in front of the camera and to explore lots of locations and set-ups as the light gradually improves towards a potential sunset. Delaying for the best possible forecast does allow for couples to walk free of raincoats, jumpers and umbrellas and for us to leave the cars and shelter far behind and to go exploring.
So I finally met up with Louise and Grady in Wells-next-the-Sea a couple of weeks ago and set out with the hope of finally enjoying a relaxing evening stroll in stunning surroundings and hopefully with some good light to work with – boy did we hit the jackpot as you’ll see. I don’t think I’ve had the opportunity to work in as beautiful light this year so far and the sunset was simply out of this world – a real one-off which, combined with an extremely high tide and lots of calm water, made for some cracking last frames of the day. Louise and Grady will be choosing an image from this shoot for their save-the-date cards and I think they may find that task challenging – I don’t think I’ve ever delivered quite so many images from an engagement shoot!
As you’ll see below hopefully, I’ve again tried my best to capture not just romantic images but also images that give an insight into the relationship between 2 people. Louise and Grady are hugely relaxed, fun and warm people to be around and photographing them was a huge pleasure and real privilege. They enjoy busy lives and share a number of passions including the roller skate-based sport of Roller Derby. As you’ll see, we kicked off the shoot with a few images that reflect their mutual love of that sport that they so enjoy together and it was great to have an opportunity to build such a personal touch into their shoot. As an engagement shoot goes, I think this one was just about perfect. Relaxed, fun, loving, full of laughs and conducted in the most beautiful of surroundings in some incredible light. Wedding and portrait photographer paradise in other words!
So, without further ado, some images. I hope that you like them. I really cannot wait to spend a happy day next June capturing Louise and Grady’s wedding – with their love and wonderful personalities, another incredible setting and maybe a little bit more of this kind of light (please!), I just know that it’s going to be an absolute cracker.