A peek at the weddings we have been shooting in September – from a serene woodland wedding to a glamorous country retreat. Also, Lina escaped to Italy for some family time, and we captured a very special one year old’s birthday!
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
We’ve wanted to do a rapeseed pre wedding shoot for aaagggggeees, so when we realised that there was a field near the woodland we were taking Steph, Steve and their dogs to we were very happy! After a stroll through the woods and the doggies having a good run, we headed to the glorious gold of the rapeseed field, for some absolutely stunning portraits of this lovely pair!
Woodland & Rapeseed Field Pre Wedding Shoot – Engagement By Wedding Photographers Lina and Tom
One of our favourite types of pre wedding shoot has to be a woodland walk in evening light, and as big animal lovers (that’s we love animals a lot, as opposed to actual big ones, although they’re great too), we get very excited when we know dogs are coming along. As you’ll see from this gorgeous set, these two gorgeous little spaniels had a whale of a time, and we had a great time with Mandy and Sarah too! Tomorrow we shoot their wedding at the beautiful Hunton Park, another first for us, and we’re sure it’s going to be a day filled with love and laughter, as well as a super party!
A Same Sex Pre Wedding Shoot – Hertfordshire Wedding Photography by Lina and Tom
We met Sophie & Bryn back in January 2014 at the Knebworth Wedding Show, so it was lovely to finally catch up with them on a crisp autumnal day for a walk. Many of you will know we love a pre-wedding shoot which involves walking a dog or two, and this was no exception. What was perfect though was the most incredible sunlight, we really couldn’t have wanted a better day and this was definitely one of those afternoons when we couldn’t believe we were at work! We’re looking forward to their wedding, our first at the quaint White Horse Hotel in Hertingfordbury, and let’s hope the snow sticks around.
Winter woodland pre-wedding shoot by Hertfordshire wedding photographer Lina and Tom
We’re looking forward to our first Dodmoor House wedding tomorrow with lovely Charlotte and Neil, and enjoyed going to the venue for their pre wedding shoot last month. Their absolutely gorgeous dog Molly came with us and was a true natural! It was chilly but Charlotte and Neil’s excellently coordinated winter wear meant that we could have fun outside as well as in! We think they all looked great and we’re looking forward to tomorrow!
Dodmoor House pre wedding shoot by Northamptonshire wedding photographer Lina and Tom