cambridge photography

Twinelle and Jamie

A few weeks ago I had a great time shooting with Twinelle and Jamie in the very picturesque Crown Lakes country park. I'm very pleased with how these photos came out! Engagement sessions are a lot of fun, it's really rewarding to capture those pre-wedding feelings for posterity.

Milton Country Park Shoot

I love making beautiful family photography for my amazing clients, it's a real pleasure and privilege to immortalise such fantastic moments in artworks for them to enjoy & cherish. I recently had a great time shooting in the beautiful Milton Country Park, scoping out locations for my new Mini-Sessions. Here are a few of my favourites from the session:

Nikita and Andrew

Even though the weather wasn't the best, I had a lovely shoot with Nikita and Andrew this week at Grafham Water. I love doing engagement shoots like these, you can really see the strength of the connection that the couple shares. I'm very fortunate that I get to work in such a great field with such great people, it really is my dream.

Here are some tips for getting the most out of your engagement shoot:

1.) Be yourselves

If you're typically quite awkward in front of the camera, that's ok, your photographer knows how to bring out your best side, so don't fret. It usually takes awhile to get warmed up and in the swing of things, so give yourself time to get used to being photographed and loosen up! Most importantly, don't stress!

2.) Be prepared

Photos take planning, so make sure you know what sort of thing you want and communicate that clearly to your photographer. We're all an experienced bunch, so don't worry if you're not sure - your photographer can always come up with suggestions if you don't know what to do next.
The best locations are rarely right next to a car park, so be ready to do a bit of walking to get to the right spot. Bring a bag with some water and some snacks (you can leave this out of shot when it's picture time, don't worry) to keep you going if it's hot or you get hungry.

3.) Location

Picking a good location can be difficult. If you have a favourite place that means something to you as a couple, that's always a good place to start. Otherwise, country parks, reservoirs, beaches, even fields all work very well.

4.) Outfits.

There's no need to be super-formal for an engagement session (it's not your wedding, no need for a wedding dress and tuxedo!). Stay comfortable and dress appropriately for the weather. If you make sure to dress with complimentary colours, the photos will definitely look cohesive and form a pleasing whole..

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in your outfits, this shows up in the photos and can accentuate your style and personality. It also helps to not carry anything around that might distract you, so leaving bags and other things you don't need in the car is a good idea. 
I don't recommend wearing black for photos, colours that complement each other and clothes in common shades look best for couples, while loud print patterns or big logos can be distracting.

Matt & Lala - August 2016

In August I had the privilege of shooting the wedding of Matt and Lala at the ever-excellent Barrington Hall, what a great occasion! 
Shooting the wedding of such lovely and friendly people was such a joy, it reminds me why I love this job!

Joanne & Andy - June 2016

A fantastic June wedding at the beautiful Barrington Hall. Wedding season is in full swing! I love shooting weddings, it's always a challenge and always lots of fun, meeting new people and witnessing their joy. Here are some of my favourite photos from the day. Congratulations Jo and Andy!