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Sam and Steve, Wandlebury Woods, Cambridge

I had such a great time over at Wandlebury Woods with Sam and Steve. I love an engagement shoot! It’s so important to get to know your photographer ahead of the wedding day – lets face it, they are going to spend a great deal of time with you on one of the most special days of your life. A good wander around the woods is a perfect way to do this and we were so lucky to have such beautiful weather. We captured so many wonderful shots with a real variety of  backdrops in the gorgeous evening sunshine. I just can’t wait for their wedding!

 

Vivian and Mike, London

Vivian and Mike absolutely rocked this engagement shoot! We had a such a lovely day moving from different locations, catching shots naturally and stumbling across some really awesome spots. Vivian and Mike not only wanted the shoot to mark their engagement but  wanted to capture memories from their vacation as they both live in other parts of the world. I think we managed this really well and it was so nice getting to know them both. I can’t wait to hear all about their wedding back in Hong Kong!

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The Ickworth Hotel

I was asked by the wonderful Tina at Ambience Venue Styling Suffolk to work with her on this styled shoot back in February. The Ickworth Hotel offers a number of different locations for civil ceremonies, each with their own character but ultimately steeped in history and elegance. Below are the shots that I captured of Tina’s styling  along with the beautiful floral arrangements created by The Flower Hut in Bury St Edmunds. The table stationary was designed and created by Oops A doodle. Please find supplier links below!

 

 

Tina at Ambience Venue Styling Suffolk:

https://www.ambiencevenuestyling.com/wedding-stylists/suffolk/

The Ickworth Hotel:

https://www.ickworthhotel.co.uk/

The Flower Hut:

https://www.theflowerhutflorist.co.uk/

Oops A doodle:

https://www.oopsadoodle.com/

Winter Engagement Shoot, Buckinghamshire

I think sometimes people are sceptical about having shoots during the winter months because of the weather. This shoot is a prime example of how beautiful this time of year can be. We were particularly lucky with the light last week on this shoot. The low, warm hazy light gave us some soft pastel backdrops that I absolutely love. We were out for about 1.5 hrs and managed to  get a really good range of shots on what felt like a nice walk around the woods with Sarah and David. Their wedding will be my first destination wedding and I can’t wait. Roll on April 2019!

I could not recommend an engagement shoot more to couples. It’s such a great memento and it allows you to really get to know your photographer who, lets face it, is going to be with you for the majority of one of the most important days of your life! I offer complementary engagement shoots with all of my wedding bookings because of this. Here is a snapshot of their gallery…

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Yoga Portfolio, Bury St Edmunds

Ying teaches yoga in Cambridge and Newmarket and was looking for some shots for her website. This was my first ever yoga shoot and I absolutely loved it! We decided to shoot outdoors as that seemed to be the best setting for the types of shots that Ying wanted to achieve (I think that’s where I work best too!) I am so happy with these images and I had such a wonderful time with Ying on our shoot.

Check out Ying’s website – www.ying-yoga.com/

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A beautiful (and very soggy!) family shoot- Old Felixstowe, Suffolk

Beach shoots are great whatever the weather and boy did we have some weather! It rained, it hailed, it was blustery, but we were lucky enough to have a few glimpses of beautiful sunshine.  Despite this the Gosden family were fantastic! We had such a great time and really made the most of what we had while popping in and out of the much appreciated cafe. Old Felixstowe is such a great location, giving many different backdrops and opportunities for a good range of shots. Here is a cracking example of how documentary photography can capture whole families without feeling posed, placed or having to feel like you have your best photo face on all the time. Thank you to the Gosdens for allowing me to share these!

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An autumnal portrait shoot- Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

I had taken some portraits of Keavy for her portfolio back in January. It was our first shoot together and we managed to get some wonderful shots in just 45 minutes – Keavy is such a natural and she makes my job very easy indeed! Since then she has had some really great jobs through her casting agency that I just can’t wait to see. She has grown and changed so much in the few months since her first shoot it was time to update her portfolio and I jumped at the chance. We had a fantastic time in Nowton Park and were lucky enough to shoot with the autumn light in the late afternoon. There are so many images in the set that I love but here is just a selection – enjoy!

 

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