Take one super glam couple who are head over heels in love, place them in an incredible location and these are the results you get.
Avi and Justin headed to the breathtaking sand dunes in Utah dressed in their finest attire for their engagement shoot. I love these intimate and romantic portraits.
Thanks so much to Tyler Rye Photography for sharing these wonderful shots today, here is what he had to say about the shoot;
“This couple wanted to shoot their engagement at the sand dunes near Nephi Utah. We got there just before a big storm rolled in. The storm made the sand dunes look beautiful and the sunset was simply amazing!”
Those of you that are newly engaged may be interested in having an engagement shoot. It’s not only a great way of getting to know your photographer and relaxing in front of the lens, but it’s super fun too. And you get some lovely snaps to treasure for years to come of course.
Linzi and Dan won their wedding photography on WWW in our recent competition with Babb Photo. In a few weeks I have their gorgeous nuptials to feature (eekk), but this afternoon I am sharing their sweet Spitalfields Market engagement.
Thanks so very much to Alice at Babb Photo for providing these lovely images today.
Linzi; “Dan and I chose Spitalfields market as the location for our engagement shoot as it is where we had our first date 3 1/2 years ago. (It nearly didn’t happen though as Dan was an hour late for our first date! ) We felt that having some photos of where it all started was fitting with us beginning another chapter of our lives together.”
It’s always a pleasure to share a set of honest and natural images.
This week we are in Barcelona for this intimate engagement shoot of hipster cool couple Zoe and Mads. I adore their style, their emotion and the whole feel of this lovely shoot. What a setting.
Thanks so much to Jesus Caballero for sharing these remarkable shots today, here is what he had to say about the shoot;
“I would like to send you an engagement session in Barcelona, Spain, this last May.
I am a wedding photographer based in Lisbon, but I photograph in Barcelona and London normally (I have a lot of good friends!)
In this session, I photographed to Zoe and Mads. Zoe is a nice Canadian girl, and Mads is a crazy and funny Danish musician. Zoe was visiting Mads in May in Barcelona, and they decided to move to Canada after spring.
We decided to do a different session in a scenic and historic place, the lookout Bunker of Carmel, from the Spanish civil war. From here, you can see all the city, Barcelona, the mountains and the sea, it is an amazing place. This place it is the favourite of Mads and he liked to meet there with family and friends to enjoy the sunset. In fact, when we were there, we met with some Mads´s friends with families visiting this historic point.
I photographed them in a natural and non interfere way, just to enjoy the moment!”
When the new year arrives, thoughts turn to fresh starts. With plans for the year ahead, new goals and adventures. If you are thinking about your holidays at the moment and are planning your wedding, let me help you with both today.
Rebecca and Josh had their super lovely engagement shoot on the Greek Islands wandering around the beautiful streets of Paros. Bright, light and dreamy, it was the perfect setting for love.
Thanks so much to The Official Photographers for sharing their images today, here is what they had to say about the shoot;
“We met Rebecca & Josh down a cute little crooked street & set off to take an intimate Engagement story. It was so much fun spending the afternoon just wandering around the almost deserted pathways, playing in the locals’ backyards.
It might just be the 5 year engagement — nearly 5 years ago they were engaged in Venice, Italy and will be married in New Zealand in 2016.
These two have such a beautiful love & respect for each other, something we can clearly see in pictures. I am just in love with them!”
The week draws to a close and what better way to end it than with a set of loved up images? WWW real bride Holly shares the gorgeous pictures from her engagement shoot with Jim. A warm welcome to Jim too, it’s lovely to hear his perspective on the blog this afternoon. Thanks so much to Julie Michaelsen for sharing her images today XOXO Lou
Holly says: Jim and I were incredibly lucky to win an engagement shoot with London based photographer Julie Michaelsen after taking a selfie of ourselves at her stall at the Brides the Show wedding fayre (which incidentally, we’d also won the tickets for!). We didn’t have an engagement shoot as part of our wedding photography package and it wasn’t an additional item we felt we could afford so it was a real treat and was definitely worthwhile!
It’s fair to say we were both quite nervous, and didn’t really know what to expect (and I spent an embarrassing amount of time worrying about what to wear!) but Julie was fantastic at putting us at ease and took a mixture of posed and relaxed shots which meant we have a lovely array of photos as a result.
Two of the most memorable moments from the shoot included getting told off by two Policemen for standing in a fenced off area (whoops – the lengths you go to for that perfect background!), and Jim making me laugh in a shot where we had our faces very close together by saying “I can smell your make up… it smells like clay.”
Just as Real Bride Katy has said about her own engagement shoot; it was great practice and preparation for our wedding day! One thing we’ve learned is that Jim finds it very difficult to smile on demand. I’m hoping he’ll be so overjoyed on our wedding day that he won’t even need to think about smiling as it’ll just come naturally, but I’m already thinking up things I can say to make him genuinely laugh or smile. Jim makes me laugh pretty much 24/7 in real life so it’ll be nice for the roles to be reversed for a change!
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