How on earth did we end up here?! 😀 We absolutely love our job – it connects us with wonderful people and their super fun ideas! When Charli & Tom first got in touch and described the inspiration for an alpaca-themed engagement shoot, we were immediately on board! Seriously, how could we resist?! The team at Lightfoot Alpaca Farm were absolutely incredible in helping us make this vision a reality! We had the BEST day, surrounded by alpacas in all sizes, shapes and colours, and if you’ve ever met one, how cute are the little noises that they make?! Our hearts just melted!
Charli & Tom are not only utterly gorgeous, but also the warmest and sweetest couple you could meet. They were so much fun to work with, and we feel so honoured to have been able to capture the love they have for each other (…and alpacas!). Roll on their wedding next year, we just know it’s going to be perfection!
These two first got in touch not long after they got engaged, so it was so wonderful to finally meet Emma & Martin properly for their engagement shoot! We feel very much like we have been with them since the start of their wedding planning journey, as we started speaking before they had decided on a venue or date.
For this session we chose the quaint villages of the Cotswolds as a lovely, bright and airy backdrop for this summery shoot! Both Emma & Martin looked stunning, and were just so natural and fun in front of the camera – a beautiful couple inside and out, and just so in love! It certainly makes our job easy working with such lovely couples 🙂 We hope these summery photographs put a smile on your face as much as they do ours!
Oh how we love spring! Ruth & Dmitri are getting married at Middleton Lodge later this year and they came down to East Sussex for their pre-weddion session. We wanted to find a location that allows us to shoot in a historic town but we also tried to incorporate some nature into the shoot. We decided on the ancient seaside town of Rye – with it’s cobbled streets and charm it was a perfect start to their shoot. The blossom trees were in full bloom and looked stunning! Shortly after we drove down to the beach, only a few minutes down the road. With it being a super hot day, it was very busy but we managed to hide away in the sandy dunes and get some lovely photographs of the two of them – they’re such a sweet couple, we can’t wait to share their wedding day with them!!
This is already one of our favourite shoots of the year 🙂 Britanny & DeBoe came all the way from Canada for their shoot in London. Can you believe they only arrived a few hours before we met them – how can anyone look that amazing after a long-haul flight?! We had so much fun working with these two, Britanny is a wedding photographer herself so it was an absolute honour to capture their love!
It was so lovely to catch up with Karin & Chris (who we first met a whole year ago!) for their engagement shoot! We scheduled their session for bluebell season, and waited with our fingers crossed to see whether the annual display would appear at the right time. Needless to say we weren’t disappointed – we headed into the woods and were greeted by one of the best displays in Kent. The colour and scent was just magical! Despite the slightly drizzly and chilly weather, Chris & Karin’s gorgeous, bright smiles shone through – these two are clearly so in love and a perfect match for one another. We had so much fun photographing them both ahead of their wedding – bring on the big day! 🙂
We loved every minute of Naomi & Matt’s engagement shoot at the beach! These guys make such a sweet couple, and it was lovely to catch up with them since they booked us almost a year ago. We were treated to a warm, summery evening and had a lovely time wandering around the dunes and down by the water! There was hardly anyone else around, so it was perfect for capturing some relaxed, romantic photographs of these two together.
What a beautiful evening for Sarah & Simon’s Engagement Shoot at Knole Park. This historic deer park in the heart of Sevenoaks, Kent is absolutely breathtaking backdrop in the warm summer evening light. Sarah & Simon were so relaxed, giggly and fun to photograph! Engagement Shoots are always a great excuse for couples to shop for a new outfit. You have to agree they both dressed incredibly well – the soft pastel tones work particularly well with our light, airy photography style. We can’t wait to capture their wedding day for them in the Cotswolds later this year 🙂
Oh my, we had such a lovely time photographing Amelia & Charlie for their engagement shoot ahead of their wedding at Chilston Park. Amelia decided to incorporate her hair & makeup trial with their engagement shoot – it was certainly a lovely way to make good use of being all made up for the day. In good old British fashion, the weather was a bit touch and go – we even had a small shower during the shoot! Fortunately when we went to our second location we even had a few seconds of sunshine 🙂 They were both so easy to work with and you have to admit, they look absolutely stunning – roll on September!
We had so much fun on Chelsea & Peter’s engagement shoot – they brought their puppy along which is always good fun! We were plastered in mud afterwards but it was so worth it 🙂 We loved that we were able to get across their passion for countryside living in their photographs!
We had such a beautiful morning for Fiona & Richard’s engagement shoot. They love woodlands and we instantly knew the right place for them – it was a quiet, peaceful morning and even the sun came out for them both. It was an absolute joy to work with Fiona & Richard, they are so cute together and really natural, relaxed and smiley! As we left the woodlands, we decided to stop off at the North Downs for a couple more pictures, and the view didn’t disappoint! We can’t wait for their relaxed wedding at The Orangery in Maidstone 🙂
What a beautiful spring engagement shoot in a Kentish woodland! The Pine forest combined with low light created a magical atmosphere for Aimee & Andy’s session, we love the soft colours. You wouldn’t know that it was raining less than an hour beforehand – it would be helpful for wedding photographers in the UK to have weather forecasting skills! 🙂
What a sweet couple Sophie & Tom are – we ventured deep into a beautiful forest for their intimate engagement shoot. We love to see shy couples really open up during the shoot and we managed to capture those lovely moments between Sophie & Tom! Can’t wait to capture their big day for them in June 🙂
How amazing are those bluebells? Philippa & Sam wanted a striking engagement shoot in the Bluebells and we certainly weren’t disappointed to see them out in full bloom! We had a lovely sunset and even though it might have been slightly chilly it’s a magical experience to be out there in the bluebells at low light photographing a couple in love!
We love it when a plan comes together! Holly & James were a delight to work with, dressed beautifully and we had wonderful diffused light which works so well for beach locations. Even though they said they don’t like having their picture taken, I’m sure you’ll agree they look perfectly natural – we love all of the genuine smiles and laughter!
When we first spoke to Kelly & Jon about scheduling their winter engagement shoot, Kelly joked that she was hoping for it to snow randomly – surprisingly the British weather obliged for once! After a small overnight flurry the forest had been turned into a magical, frozen landscape, and we couldn’t believe our luck when we arrived there early in the morning. These two make such a lovely couple, we so enjoyed working with them (and their gorgeous little ones who also joined in for a few photographs!).
We met Nichola & Ben for the first time for their engagement shoot after having spoken to them on Skype about their wedding plans. We had a very early morning to fit their session around plans to meet their florist at the Old Kent Barn – we were rewarded with a beautiful atmosphere and (apart from a film crew filming a period drama on the beach) it was really quiet and peaceful to be at the coast at the crack of dawn.
Thanks to you guys for making our job so easy with lots of natural smiles and cuddles in front of the camera 🙂
We met Jo & Tom for their engagement shoot in Foots Cray Meadows. It has some lovely scenery, with a pretty bridge and river. It also has a mob of hungry swans which took to following us wherever we went! These guys were just so sweet and giggly, we can’t wait for their wedding at Cooling Castle Barn next year!
Stephanie & Neil brought along their Vespa for their engagement shoot, and it was so much fun! We shot at a lovely park in Dulwich, which had a mixture of manicured gardens and wild meadows – perfect 🙂 These guys relaxed into the photoshoot nicely, and were really natural in front of the camera. Their wedding next year will be in the Cotswolds and we can’t wait, even the Vespa will be making an appearance again!
What a perfect way to spend an evening! Such a sweet, fun couple, a striking location and great weather! Tom and Hannah are getting married next Spring at Bassmead Manor Barns, Cambridgeshire, and we can’t wait to capture it for them.