Getting engaged is a really exciting time. A milestone in it’s own right and capturing that in a set of engagement photos is a really good idea for a number of reasons. Rebekah and John have booked me as their wedding photographer in April and we wanted to get together in advance for an engagement shoot. We headed to Wells beach on the most incurable day in September. The sun was out, the blue sky made an appearance, in fact it felt more like Summer and not the start of Autumn. Wells-next-the-Sea beach and the nearby wood makes a great spot for a photo shoot as it offers so many different backdrops. We had a lot of fun exploring!
Engagement shoots are a great opportunity for you to get comfortable in front of the camera before I turn up on your wedding day. It’s a chance to have a go at this posing malarky without the pressure of having all your friends and family and, y’know, the enormity of your wedding going on around you. This shoot is all about you two! And it’s a chance for us to meet and get to know each other, understand your vision, and try out some unique ideas. It’s a time to get creative and have a bit of fun! I like to make it as informal as possible, a chance for us to chat.
I so enjoyed working with these two and can not wait for their wedding day in a few weeks time. Watch out for a preview of their wedding photos that I will be posting in April.
Jenny and Phil’s wedding was the second I had shot at The Octogon Unitarian Chapel, Norwich but the first I had shot at The Red Lion, a good old fashioned English pub set next to the river Wensum in Norwich city centre. I love the idea of having your wedding reception in a pub as I always think the venue helps to set the tone and holding a wedding reception at the Red Lion Pub created a really intimate, relaxed and friendly atmosphere which was just what the couple were after.
The Octogon Unitarian Chapel is a stunning, wooden clad building flooded with light located in the centre of Norwich. I have been shooting a lot of weddings in the Norfolk countryside recently and so as their wedding reception venue was only a 20 minute walk through the city it’s was lovely to use that opportunity to whisk Jenny and Phil off for their couple shots taking advantage of the quirky urban backdrops, vibrant buildings, cute shop door ways and graffiti covered walls.
This was one of my mini packages offering four hours coverage, but with the help of my super assistant Cat we managed to capture the all the fab homemade details Jenny and Phil had spent hours putting together, the imitate ceremony, all the love and laughter and the guests kicking back having fun.
I know it’s no longer halloween, sob, I have to wait another 260+ days. Halloween has to be joint top day of the year next to firework night, beating Christmas (yes Christmas) and even New Years eve!
So to help me with the long wait I thought I’d put together a photo blog of my time trailing my very eager nieces and nephews trick or treating. They could not believe their luck – ‘yes Otto, you do get to dress up in blood dripping clothes, scare people and are rewarded with chocolate!’ Fun times, the best times.
Long live family and the tradition that is halloween!
Sometimes I find it really hard to shop for my family at Christmas, they seem to have everything! However, I have discovered the one thing they will always love to receive is a family photograph. So, in the run up to Christmas I am offering 15% off my Norfolk family photography shoots!
For my family packages click here: http://www.bethmoseleyphotography.co.uk/pricing/
T+C. Shoots must take place on or before 23rd November 2014. Package includes 20 miles of travel from NR2, Norwich. Locations beyond will occur a small travel cost.
It’s October and yet I am wearing a t-shirt, the sky is blue and I wish I’d brought my sunglasses! Very bizarre for this time of year but perfect for Rebekah and John’s engagement shoot on Wells beach, Norfolk. We explored the woods, dunes and beach huts. They ran, they leaped, and they smiled a lot! A perfect way to end a busy week. I can’t wait to show you the rest.