We headed into the Surrey wilderness on a beautiful evening with the most chilled couple I have ever met. Justin and Alice made it clear to me from the when we first met that stuffy stereo typical wedding photography was not their thing. The thought of standing, and fake smiling on demand made makes them cringe, great I said, I couldn’t agree more, we’ll do a Pre Wedding Shoot and I will show you it doesn’t need to be that way.
So late in the evening we went for a walk in some perfect evening light, in the wild, within 15 minutes of London!
I wanted to shoot down on the South coast, so it was the perfect excuse to pop down when we decided where to shoot with Charlotte & David. We went for a walk about around Old Portsmouth, the colours and textures around there & South Sea made for some great inspiration for photos.
I love to travel around, explore new areas and look down every alley way and side street. So Charlotte & Dave were happy to humour me, stroll around and explore, I do this on my holidays all the time and I’ll be the first to admit it’s probably pretty annoying! While we were exploring I documented their relationship in the weeks prior to their wedding in Hampshire, at The Aviator Hotel in Farnborough.
I met Charlotte & Dave in 2015 while I was photoing their good friends wedding. Dave and myself had a very, very long conversation about photography, he is a photographer himself so was glad to have someone to geek out with that day. Charlotte is a great artist, so was attracted to my photographic style. And I loved the sound of their wedding plans at The Aviator Hotel, I knew Charlotte would organise the day with heaps of taste & style so I needed no convincing to shoot their journey.
Not far from where I live there is some glorious countryside. I have ridden through these forests for years on mountain bikes. Usually just focusing on the trail to think about the photographic potential. This Autumn everything looked so glorious it was time to give my backyard the attention it deserves.
For Sarah & Rob this place was home for them. They are both the type who seek out this environment, often with Marty the French Pug, who unfortunately could not join because of the cold.
It’s only weeks before Sarah & Rob are wed. They are clearly soulmates & made for each other….
Rich & Steph are due to be married later this year in Surrey. Both Steph and Rich are in love with our amazing capitol city. Steph had originally had her heart set on having their wedding on the South Bank but due to a few logistical reasons this just wasn’t possible. So as an alternative both Steph & Rich knew right from the start that their Pre Wedding Shoot was going to be in the city, Steph even told me this when we met for the first time last year before I was even their photographer! As well a love for the city, both Rich & Steph have a great appreciation for things creative, photography being one, so for me the chance to be back in the city, and with a couple who know they want something creative and different is what makes me tick.