Last month, I drove one early evening (perfect golden hour shoot time!) over to Winchester for an engagement session with Adam and Lisa. I met them back in March when they decided they wanted to book me to be their wedding photographer! They explained they were a little bit nervous about having their picture taken, so we chatted about possibly having an engagement session and the benefits of doing so!
” We really love the pictures, you’ve done an amazing job!! We’re really happy with the results and are feeling a lot more relaxed for the big day!”
By the way, this is totally normal, to feel nervous in front of a professional camera! Hey, even I do when I am the other side of the lens! But I very, very rarely photograph professional models. This is because I love working with and photographing genuine couples. I work with you to make you feel relaxed, and hopefully to a point where you forget the camera is even there. I want you to feel relaxed, I want you to enjoy yourself, so I make it my mission for us to have fun, a good catch up and get to know each other! This is how we can capture the natural images.
From chatting about your exciting wedding plans, what you are looking forward to the most,where you have planned your honeymoon, to things like whats your favourite moments together, the proposal story, have you got any nicknames for each other! It all helps for me to connect with you both to get the most out of your pictures, and for us to get to know each other, and some of these make for great reactions in the images!
So back to Adam and Lisa! We met up in Winchester at St. Catherine’s Hill. Adam did warn me in advance it was a steep 10 minute walk, but blimey, I realised I need to get my fitness levels back up!! It was such a lovely walk and when we got to the top, the views were well worth it. We met up early evening, the perfect time to catch some beautiful golden hour images!
It was so nice to walk together, hear about their plans for the day and what they have been up to since I met them earlier in the year. Being in a place where Adam and Lisa spent lots of time and it means something special to them was also key to having a relaxed shoot. It was also away from the town with hardly anyone around, so it was the perfect setting for some natural and romantic photographs. And of course, golden hour – my favourite time to shoot.Adam and Lisa I can’t wait to shoot your wedding!
Much love, Charlotte x