Alternative Engagement Shoot Derby

Olivia and Simon’s Alternative Engagement Shoot.

Veggies, Felafal and adventures in the woods with two bonkers dogs.

black and white of couple sitting at a table eating and laughingPIN



‘We just love them!

There are so many we can’t wait to get framed and on the wall,

including amazing ones of the boys!!

Thank you so much! Xxxxx’

Olivia & Simon



carrots on a chopping boardPINblond girl looking for plates in a cupboardPINcouple reading a box of felafalPINfood and a knife on a chopping boardPINgirl reading a cookery book while her dog jumps up at herPINsteam rising from a colander in a sinkPINthree plates of vegan foodPINman in ablue top chopping vegatablesPINclose up of a cocker spanielPINman and woman preparing lunch togetherPINclose up of man chopping red peppersPINcoker spaniel sniffing a door matPINdog qoute sign hanging in a kitchenPINgirl laughing up at the camera from a windowPINman and woman preparing lunch togetherPINman and woman preparing lunch togetherPINfrying felafalPINgirl frying felafalPINdrizzling oil on pitta breadPINgirl sitting at a table laid with vegan foodPINfelafal with green chilliesPINgreen beans and tomatoes on a platePINvegan food on a woden platterPINman dishes out salad, bottle of beer in the foregroundPINcouple eating at a table laughingPINblack and white of couple eating lunch at a table girl smiles at cameraPINcouple sitting ata table with food and their dog is look at the foodPINcouple walking their coker spaniel dogs to the park along a village streetPINdogs just let of their leads make a run for itPINcoker spaneils running on grassPINblonde girl hugs her goldern cocker spanielPINcockr spaniels chasing each other in the parkPINdistance shot of couple walking arm in arm across a fieldPINclose up of couple laughing under a treePINcouple laughing by treesPINblack and white portrait of gril wearinga stripy scarf in woodlandPINclose up black and white portrait of girl laughing in woodlandPINman and cocker spaniel jump togetherPINshot of couple standing in woodland framed by 2 treesPINcouple photographed using tree trunk as a framePINclose up of couples legs in their wellies in woodlandPINumbrella dn dog leads resting against a treePINcouple hugging closely be treesPINbalck and white close up of couple hugging and laughingPINroots of a tree thatPINdistance shot of couple in woodland standing together on a mossy bankPINclose up of a gril clasping her hands to her chestPINshallow depth of field shot of girl with man in focus behind her in woodsPINman and woman stroke their black and white coker spanielPINdogs leap over a log on the groundPINblack and white cokcer spaniel leaps over a branchPINdogs running over grassPINblack and white coker spaniel runs up a mossy bankPINred cocker spaniel on a red lead looks back at cameraPINclose up of man resting againsta wall only his wellies and an umbrella showingPINdogs getting cleaned in their gardenPINred cocker spainel being towle dried by itPINclose up of red cokcer spaniels face looking up at male ownerPINclose up of colouful clothes pegs on a washing line using shallow depth of field with out of focus couple in the backgroundPIN

“I don’t like being photographed.” I hear these words often. But I get it. I hate being photographed too. Most people are apprehensive about being photographed. They feel awkward. Suddenly they forget how to stand, how to relax. They pull silly faces, usually out nervousness. They worry they’ll have a frozen smile or will look like a startled rabbit caught in headlights. These fears are perfectly normal. Alternative engagement shoots are great for people who really really don’t like being photographed as I’ll be photographing you pretty much informally like I will on your wedding day. I won’t be asking you to stand this way or that I’ll just be photographing you being you.

So is an engagement shoot really necessary? I think so and I highly recommend one. It’s important for several reasons. It allows you, as a couple, to get comfortable in front of the camera with me taking your pictures, and helps the three of us figure out how you work best together before the main event. On your wedding day we will have very little time together, no time to learn, it’s your one and only time to get it right. Couples who have these shoots know what to expect on their wedding day from me and from themselves. They feel like a mate rather than a stranger is taking their pictures. The awkwardness has gone and their wedding portraits look and feel natural. Afterwards without fail they say it was worth it, and fun. To book just give me a ring on 07850 651 851 🙂


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