Engagement Photography is a huge part of my work. Not only the creativity side of it but more about the rapport that's created with my clients - spending time with them, getting to know each other more before their big day. Engagement photography see's me travelling the country and sometimes overseas for destination engagement shoots. I don't like to shoot the same location's twice so that every engagement shoot is unique and different.
Dan and Sally met 13 years ago at a youth club in Wimborne Dorset. Dan proposed to Sally in Sydney and they chose Sculpture by the lakes in Dorset as their engagement shoot location to capture the autumn leaves and the autumn sun.
Ben and Louisa met at university in Stafford. Ben eventually plucked up the courage to ask Louisa on a date, where he cooked a homemade lasagne. Shortly afterwards, Ben asked Louisa to be his girlfriend, and just over a year later, asked her to become his wife. Stafford Canal was where Ben and proposed to Louisa, so they thought it was the perfect place for their Engagement Shoot
Olly and Laura met at work and soon fell in love. After a wonderful Holiday in Thailand, Olly proposed to Laura and the rest is history. They have always wanted to visit the very popular RHS Wisley Gardens in Woking, on a quit day and especially around October with the autumn leaves so we thought it was a perfect location for their engagement shoot.
Jamie and Sarah chose Kingston Maurward for their Engagement Shoot with me because Jamie spent 3 years of college at Kingston Maurward and as the wedding venue (Athelhampton House) is in Dorchester, it was nice to go back with Sarah, show her around, plus very near to their Wedding Venue.
Ollys romantic tactics were to tease Nikki - She would often come into work and find out that her password was changed, or language settings to be in french and emails would automatically translate to Chinese. It clearly got her attention! They chose Peckham for their Engagement Shoot with me as is it where they bought their first home together. They love the Peckham area in London as it has great restaurants, pubs, outdoor areas and quirky buildings. There is always something going on.
Rachael loves Hengistbury Head and used to visit often with family. She introduced Chris to Hengistbury Headwhen they first got together - the beaches, the lovely grassy areas, the noddy train and the golf courses near by. He too fell in love with the place. So they thought it would be a brilliant place to have their engagement shoot. Chris loves to fly a kite too, so we thought we'd make it a kite flying engagement shoot too!
Jamie and Sarah met in Birmingham. They chose the Custard Factory in Digbeth for their engagement shoot as they spent many of their first dates there, enjoying Birmingham’s musical nightlife. The artist and creative look of the Custard Factory has always appealed to them and this was a venue they considered getting married in before getting seduced by the seaside in Bournemouth, so it was a perfect choice for the engagement shoot.