NICOLA AND CHRIS WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA ENGAGEMENT SHOOT – NORTH NORFOLK WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Wow!!! Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much, they are really fantastic. I’m so glad we picked you as a wedding photographer as this is the style we love. I’m so chuffed with these! Thank you. We love them . Our friends and family are so impressed!!
Nicola and Chris”
Now that I’ve finally stopped shaking, a few more frames from a lovely engagement shoot with Nicola and Chris in Wells-next-the-Sea a couple of weeks ago.
Nicola and Chris, like most couples, were a little apprehensive about being photographed but within minutes we were relaxing and enjoying a fantastic evening stroll along my favourite stretch of the Norfolk coast. I think by frame 2 they had forgotten about any inhibitions and had become complete naturals in front of the camera. While we didn’t score an epic sunset, we enjoyed a solitary, calm and warm evening with a momentary break in the cloud for a few backlit shots.
By complete coincidence, this shoot took place precisely one-year to the day ahead of their wedding at The Boathouse, a new and rather special venue on Ormesby Broad. Nicola and Chris wanted to use an engagement shoot to not only get some nice photographs of themselves but also to get used to being photographed (like I say, it didn’t take long!), to get to know their photographer a little and to capture some images for ‘save the date’ cards to send to their wedding guests (I loved the ‘Scrabble’ idea they used – see below).
While I don’t try and sell anything, including engagement shoots, it is really clear that spending an hour or 2 with couples whose wedding I will later capture is a huge bonus. For all the reasons above, it has given us a head start for their wedding day and will help ensure that we get some lovely natural couple photographs from the outset on their big day. It also makes it easier for us all, feeling like we now know each other a little having already developed some trust and understanding which helps enormously when you are spending such a large part of such an important day in each other’s company.
Anyway, I can’t wait for 22nd May 2015 – coincidentally, my next wedding shoot this Friday is actually at The Boathouse, a perfect chance to get to know what is fast becoming one of the most sought after wedding venues in Norfolk.
Have a great 12 months guys, it’ll fly by!