As we watch the leaves of our bright red plum tree trickle down to the floor from our office window (how poetic, I know!) we’re reflecting on a pretty awesome summer. Of course, when you do a job like ours, we’re generally describing the year as awesome, but this summer seems to have really swept us off our feet. After a fantastic spring which saw us return to some of our favourite venues such as South Farm and the Granary Estates, we also shot/saw two of our closest friends get married under the beautiful Scottish sunshine. This year we introduced wedding slideshows, so we’ve mixed in some images and slideshows here.
A pre wedding shoot up on Therfield Heath in Hertfordshire is glorious, but so dependent on the weather. Thankfully Mother Nature was on our side for Sarah and Anthony’s pre wedding shoot and boy did she come through. The sun shone beautifully through the trees as we walked with Sarah and Anthony to relax a few nerves, but then it was time for fun in the sunshine. We had to remind ourselves this was work!
Shooting for Matt at Hayley this month is going to be a real privilege not to mention a lot of fun. Hayley and I (Lina) have history, a fair few years back we worked together, right when we were on the cusp of our respective personal businesses kicking off full time, Hayley being co-owner of the highly regarded and award-winning beauty salon, English Rose Beauty House. So we’re so happy to be part of what we know is going to be a fab day, and we took an opportunity to catch up with Matt and Hayley as they walked their gorgeously characterful Dachshund Stanley. As is common when we have a cute doggy on a shoot, we make no apologies for how many shots of him there are!
There is a certain quaint quality to a tipi on a green, and on Polly and Adam’s relaxed and happy wedding day the tipi looked fantastic in the sunshine on the grass by Horningsea Pavillion in Cambridgeshire. We loved the details at this wedding which complimented the tipi – and wish we had thought of the fantastic teatowel wedding invite! Our favourite caterers Puddini provided a deliciously tasty meal of gourmet burgers and cheesecake which was perfect alongside a beer, and as the night cooled the fires were lit the marshmallows came out. Look no further for if you want inspiration for a English country fete tipi wedding and swoon at the romance of it all… Credits at the end…
We’ve shot some fun punting pre wedding shoots in the past, but Ruth and Danny’s had a twist, this time our very own Tom was the initial chauffeur. We tried something different, he punted so that we could give Ruth and Danny a go at ‘driving’, and what a hilarious decision that was! As well as the happy couple cuddling up in the punt, we saw them both try their hand at punting for the first time, with varying results, as we think the punt Danny hit would agree! No one ended up with damp feet though, so we were able to have a short stroll around Senate Passage, a beautiful part of the city, where they continued to make each other giggle, lovely stuff.
This Cambridgeshire pre wedding shoot with Stacey and Gaz gives all the feels – a gorgeous winter sunset and two of the most gorgeous doggies you have seen. A stroll around the nature reserve in Fen Drayton provided a gorgeous backdrop, and we are so happy to finally shoot what we are sure will be a fab wedding day for Stacey and Gaz tomorrow!
Rose and Adam wanted a relaxed walk in the park pre wedding shoot, and Wandlebury Park on the outskirts of Cambridge is perfect for this type of shoot, but also as it means we can meet at the Gog Magog Cafe which has awesome sausage rolls and cake, win!
It was a gloomy day so the woodland had a moody atmosphere, but then we found light between the trees and beyond as these two enjoyed a stroll in each others company, finishing out in the open. Both are blessed with beaming styles – they beamed at us lots, which was lovely!
We’re very much looking forward to what we’re sure will be a relaxed but fun wedding with them at the gorgeous Granary Barns, and here’s their shoot in the meantime to enjoy!
We were thrilled to return to RSPB Sandy The Lodge with Anna and Justin for their pre wedding shoot, as they told us some of their first dates were walks around this gorgeous reserve. Having had to reschedule once because of the showery weather, we decided to go for the shoot on what we thought *might* be a clear afternoon before beating the showers. What we ended up with was a storm brewing, giving us some amazing skies – some of these images look like they could be the amazon jungle! When the rains came, earlier than expected, there was only one thing for it, to dance in the rain! Given we’re in the middle of a headwave now, we think their wedding tomorrow will be more Some Like it Hot rather than Singing in the Rain!
Ahead of Becky and Charlie’s wedding this weekend, we are revisiting their gorgeously autumnal pre-wedding shoot around Wandlebury in Cambridge. The colours in this shoot are just glorious, added to by Becy’s excellent choice of scarf, and it was a lovely day for a walk through the fallen leaves. October/November is such a great month for pre wedding shoots, the trees are glorious and life seems a little less hectic for all of us. We love the relaxed nature of this shoot, and we look forward to more great big smiles from these two at their Cambridge college wedding.
The past week has been pretty miserable weather-wise, grey and cold, so we thought it was time to spread some sunshine and look back at Jess and Chris’ gloriously sunny South Farm wedding photography from last summer. This was also the first opportunity we had to visit the South Farm reservoir during a wedding, and we took our lovely couple off to the water in the setting sun. We also love the splash of coral in this wedding! Here’s a selection of images from the day and you’ll find the credits at the end…