Åsa and Paul got married by a lake in her fathers forestland in southern Sweden. It was a three day affair as people came from the UK, USA, Germany. There was a big dinner the night before and a big brekafast the next day. Flowers and decorations came from the forest, the sun shone and the party lasted all night.
First a couple of shots of the family's forest from my medium format film camera...
Gemma and Dan had a lovely wedding in the countryside at the fabulous Kingscote Barn in Tetbury. It was in May - remember that little bit of summer we had when it was 30 degrees for a weekend. Wow. A really delightful quintessentially English spring wedding.
Weeks of rainy weather in England, so we decided to embrace that and go out and brave the elements. We went on three short wet and windy walks from Donna and Andy's cottage, between each short walk we ran back inside to dry off. I had waterproofs, Donna and Andy changed and dried off three times. What a game couple. We looked up rainy engagement shoots on the internet before we went out to see how many other crazy people had done this before. We saw a couple of umbrellas up, but not really rain as such - ha! you call that inclement weather?!
Another ideal pre-wedding shoot in that we picked something that the couple really like to do; which means that they are relaxed, happy and comfortable just being themselves. Åsa and Paul love spending time in their camper van, so we jumped in and drove down to the lake one evening after wrok. I picked a spot which I knew had a horizon view to the setting sun - which luckily came out... we opened a couple of beers, what a great way to spend the evening :-)
Sandy and Paul hang out on sunny evenings after work on Brighton beach just a minute from thier house - to walk, read, catch up with their respective days, so I tagged along one evening for a walk; what a nice way to make for an authentic engagement shoot. I love finding light like this - facing away from a sun that has just set.