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!
We joke that if a couple bring a dog to their pre wedding shoot they get a free pet shoot, and certainly Ciara and Lee’s was no exception once we met Juno the Chug! (A pug / chihuahua cross if you are not au fait with your new breeds.) She is the most adorable little pup and that right amount of nuts to have you howling with laughter. We make no apologies for the end of this summer pre wedding shoot being all about Juno!
Ciara and Lee are blessed with some beautiful countryside right from their back garden, so we had a perfect setting in the early evening sunshine to take Juno for a walk, and you’ll see for yourself it’s just glorious. They spent most of their time laughing which is always lovely to see, but particularly as whenever they kissed Lee’s glasses would slip off – so cute, like something out of a Carry On Film!
We met Ciara and Lee after Lee heard us talking to Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music and looked us up. They’re a super couple and we are so looking forward to their wedding which brings us to a new venue, the gorgeous looking Tythe Barn near Bicester. Enjoy!
We’re not going to lie, we were looking forward to seeing Megan and Scott again after seeing them at Megan’s sister Sophie’s wedding in December, but we were most excited about meeting their pug Neville, and we weren’t disappointed! Look at him! We could have just snuggled against that gorgeous face snapping away, but luckily Megan and Scott are pretty gorgeous too, and obviously love each other lots, so how could we not have turned our attention to them. This shoot, on a sunny afternoon in Southwold, is just glorious, with Neville being the cherry on top.
This lovely little group have a special place in our hearts. Sarah is aka Sarah Henning, the fantastic hair and make up artist we highly recommend, and she was instrumental in creating Lina’s own look for our wedding day. We’re so pleased and honoured to be capturing Sarah and her lovely fiancé Matt tie the knot, and we had a great day with them on their pre wedding shoot. After a lovely lunch, we headed to Box Wood in Stevenage with their absolutely heart-wrenchingly gorgeous cockapoo puppy Winston, who Lina is totally in love with. We’re sure you will be too when you see these photos! We make no apology for how many there are of him and the fact that the gallery starts with his cute fluffy little butt. Oh and of course, Sarah and Matt look great too…!
Roll on the wedding!
Woodland pre wedding shoot – Cockapoo engagement shoot – Hertfordshire Wedding Photographers Lina and Tom
Jess and Chris happen to live near a beautiful lake in Essex, Connaught Water, which they love to walk around so it was a perfect choice for their pre wedding shoot. Bringing along the gorgeous family dog Teddy, we had an early evening stroll around the lake. These two clearly have fun together and are very relaxed in each other’s company, despite being a bit nervous about being photographed. Having a cute dog around can be a great distraction (as well as ice cream!) We’re very much looking forward to celebrating with them tomorrow at their South Farm wedding, and hopefully recreate some of these gorgeous waterside moments at the reservoir!
Connought Water Pre Wedding Shoot – Essex Engagement Shoot – Wedding Photography by Lina and Tom