There’s been a very nice flurry of bookings over the last few weeks for nuptials next Spring and there’s also a good few weddings coming up soon as we move into Autumn. Autumn and Spring seem to be my busiest times which works very well for me.
I absolutely love both these seasons.. But then I absolutely love Summer and Winter too! I am so glad we live in the UK and can witness these changes in the colours and the light and enjoy different activities in each new chapter of the year. (It’ll be blackberry picking right now in the Aires household but that’s another blog post perhaps!)
But this weather, this glorious early September sunshine we’ve enjoyed – doesn’t it take some beating!? And how special for this great couple Regan and Tristan to have their wedding practice session in the sun and on the ‘beach’ at Frensham, Surrey.
Although these two look so incredibly relaxed in front of the camera there was the usual slight nervousness at the start… Tristan especially didn’t seem terribly keen to begin with (like almost all Grooms-to-be) but we had their trusted Collie companion Skye join in the pictures and then any hint of awkwardness seemed to melt away. I like watching this happen and its why I’m so fond of the great outdoors for taking pictures like these… being out and about and in nice settings like this seems to bring out the best in us all (and allows family pets to be included)!
Here’s some of the bubbly, lovely bride to be, Regan whose hair and makeup looked truly fab for the pictures….
I had an unusual thought that I should request these guys wear purple as I knew there was heather in the dunes and thought it might be something to have everything blending in. Then I stopped myself thinking that, ‘not everyone has purple, or suits purple or would be up for me suggesting such a bold main colour’ – so I didn’t mention it but, lo and behold they must have read my mind! Tristan turned up in his bright Joules top and Regan complimented in her casual blue and pink check. I am so chuffed this happened – I think they look fab!
I’m really looking forward to their wedding now in just over a months time at the friendly Devere Gorse Hill hotel round the corner from here in Hook Heath, Woking.
Thanks Regan and Tristan for a fab afternoon. Can’t wait to get snapping again on your big day! xx
We had a little sun a few weeks back (do you remember!?) and were straight out into it to meet Amy and Phil who had just booked us for their Wedding in April.
Amy told me before we met that as they were both incredibly camera shy our pre-wedding practice session would be especially helpful. As so many people are less than confident in front of the camera I very frequently find myself having to reassure people. I guaranteed Amy and Phil that their little engagement shoot would be perfectly relaxed and that they really shouldn’t worry.
As soon as we met (this was the first time) Amy and Phil looked relieved. A chat and a stroll (and a quick peek at the back of the camera for Amy and Phil to see what I was snapping) and the session turned out to be a walk in the park both literally and figuratively!
We had lots of lovely natural smiles and gorgeous infectious giggling!
Here’s what Amy emailed after our session,
‘Just wanted to email and say a big thank you Wednedays engagement shoot. We were both SO nervous about having our photos taken and being in the spotlight but both yourself and Sarah W. did an amazing job at making us feel at ease. We can’t wait to see the results of it all now!!’
Thanks Amy and Phil – we’re really looking forward to the wedding.
Isn’t this unseasonably good weather just fabulous! There’s not much I enjoy more than the English countryside in the Spring sunshine.
A couple of weeks ago I spent a really lovely afternoon wandering through the woods at Winkworth with this sunny bride and groom to be, Natalie and Matt. A relaxed ‘practice’ or engagement session is such a great way to get to know a couple ahead of their wedding.
This couple’s wedding is going to be wonderful. Matt had Natalie in stitches most of the time which is such a joy to watch! I am completely in my element capturing genuine fun and laughter - it makes for such lovely romantic pictures!
Loving the crisp bright weather we have had recently… perfect for romantic sessions like this one with Anna and Mark who are getting wed at the Manor Barn, Buriton later in the year. I always photograph my brides and grooms prior to the wedding so we can get a feel for each other and what works well…
Can’t wait to photograph them again as they were such a fab, fun couple – and the camera loved them both!