Category Archives: Love Stories
There is something very ‘other worldly’ about Julia and Grant’s engagement shoot. It’s like they’ve disappeared to another planet – honestly, it sounds crazy, but when you look at the images, you’ll see exactly what I mean!
The light and colour captured in the images is incredible – soft golds, bright yellows and azure blues.
The scenery is also magnificent, I mean how can you beat a coast line that records 185 million years of the Earth’s history?! It’s truly spectacular.
I’m also really hoping that we get to see the wedding photos so we can see how Julia styles her cute bob…and judging by her outfit for the shoot – I’m pretty sure she’ll be wearing something delicious for her wedding day too.
The whole shoot really is dreamy, so I’ll stop waffling and let the pictures from James Green do the talking.
We’re back in London this afternoon with an gorgeous engagement shoot from Hayley Savage Photography. Rebecca and Fang are a truly well travelled couple and having lived in Melbourne and travelled across Europe, they decided on their home, London, as the backdrop to their shoot.
And I have to say it looks lovely, very smart and grand – a city to be proud of.
Rebecca and Fang have certainly dressed for the occasion too. I have no doubt that you’ll be coveting some of Rebecca’s wardrobe after you’ve looked at these images.
I’m lusting after that pretty green skirt and those sparkly silver shoes. Those Chanel earrings would probably come in handy too…
Ashleigh and Fergus decided to elope to London for their wedding. Eloping is something which many people toy with at some point during the deepest, darkest days of their wedding planning – but few actually go ahead with it.
We talked about it a few weeks ago in an Ask Lolly post and generally the reaction was mixed, some people felt that it wouldn’t be fair to family members and others were themselves eloping to wonderful distant lands – but the one thing which stood out was the fact that eloping actually removes everything unnecessary from the day.
Essentially a wedding is about two people promising themselves to each other for the rest of time. That’s it. As pretty and fun as everything else is…at the heart of it, it’s just about your love for each other.
And while it might not be something you would consider, there is no denying the love and joy that radiates from Ashleigh and Fergus at their London elopement. Have a good read of Ashleigh’s report too – she’s a wise soul.
This afternoon’s engagement shoot is lovely. It gets right to the heart of what I think an engagement shoot should be about. And that’s just the two of you – no fussy venues or props…no fancy outfits and styling…
They are simply just two people in love. Which is exactly what it’s all about.
And Lucy and Danny look so comfortable with each other. They both just look so happy – it positively radiates from them.
I also love that Lucy’s pink jumper echoes the blossom and Danny’s shirt is as blue as the sky.
And there’s nothing more romantic than kissing under a cherry blossom tree.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Perhaps you do, perhaps you don’t. Whatever your thoughts on the matter I promise that you won’t fail to be moved by Anissa and Carlo’s romantic love story. Honestly folks, it is so dreamy, so perfect that someone really needs to make a movie based on their heady first days together.
We’re going a bit off-script this afternoon since usually we post an international wedding rather than an engagement session on a Wednesday but when Alethiea from Xander & Thea Photography sent me this engagement shoot I couldn’t resist sharing it with you lovely lot.
Hopefully you won’t mind too much, actually I’m prepared to hedge my bets that you’ll enjoy it as much as I have especially when you read what Anissa has to say about the seven days during which she and Carlo fell in love.
Got your tissues? Right let’s go.
Nic and Sarah’s pre-wedding shoot by Claudia Rose Carter looks like a melancholy editorial piece from a glossy magazine.
Seriously…the gorgeous pair just look so glamorous and cool hanging out by the dark and brooding sea with the grey sky stretching out above them.
I love Sarah’s bold red lip and she just looks so happy, warm and safe with Nic – which is precisely how being with your fiancé should make you feel.
More and more couples are having engagement or pre-wedding shoots. It helps them to relax in front of the camera and get used to their photographers style.
As someone who HATES having their photo taken, I think it’s a great idea. Sarah says that her and Nic were very camera shy at first, but by the end of the shoot…well, I think you can see from these images that they both relaxed and ended up looking like models!
This afternoon we’ve off to the seaside for an engagement shoot amongst the beach huts.
Lucy and Carl are lucky enough to live in lovely Bournemouth and take romantic strolls along the beach most weekends.
There’s something so wonderful about the winter light at the seaside and Nick Rutter has captured it beautifully.
In the depths of a truly dark and stormy Winter – particularly so for the South Coast – Lucy and Carl were fortunate enough to have a calm day for their engagement shoot.
These images are full of fun and personality and if these are the engagement shoot images, I bet Lucy and Carl can’t wait for Nick Rutter to capture their wedding day!
I have always had a love for train stations. They are just so romantic. A place where tears are shed as goodbye hugs are given…a place where lovers are reunited after time apart…a place where new adventures into the unknown are begun together…
Holly and Ed’s gorgeous engagement shoot evokes all of those emotions AND some…their shoot isn’t just from any old station. These images come from Sheringham Station, which is a part of the old North Norfolk Railway Line.
The sense of nostalgia seeps through the images – you can practically hear the whoosh of steam, the chugging of the engine and the station master’s whistle as the train leaves the platform.
I love that Holly went to town on her hair and make up too – she looks every inch the 40s lady. Engagement Shoots are a great excuse for a bit of dressing up, especially if your wedding isn’t going to be vintage themed, and this is such a fun one from Katherine Ashdown.
This afternoon we’ve got a lovely engagement shoot for you all to swoon over. Justin and Camilla’s gorgeous Autumnal engagement shoot took place in the New Forest, which really is a lovely part of the UK. Wild ponies, babbling brooks, sunlit dappled glades – there really is nothing more beautiful than a forest for a natural backdrop.
Camilla and Justin are both photographers, so when chosing a photographer for their engagement shoot & wedding, I can imagine there were advantages and disadvantages. Lots of amazing contacts, but having to relinquish control??
Well luckily these two could call on Helen Cawte and Hayley Savage. As well as working individually, Camilla and Helen also form duo Millie & Belle and so the whole shoot basically became a collaborative creative effort.
The ladies all contributed different elements to the setting, everything other than the flowers was made by them or bought from their homes. Much more than just pretty faces these girls aren’t they?! That cake looks delicious…
The photos below are a mixture of film and digital as they wanted to see how the two dealt with the colours and faded light in the forest. The film images were then used afterwards as a base for our post processing of the digital files, to replicate the look. I think the overall look is gorgeous – very soft and romantic. Camilla and Justin look like they should be in the pages of a glossy magazine.
As so many of you are recently betrothed you may only just have started your wedding planning journey, which all of the team at RMW know from experience, can be extremely overwhelming at times.
At this stage you may not be familiar with the concept of an “engagement” shoot, which is essentially you and your favourite person spending time together with your chosen wedding photographer pre W-day, this enables you to become familiar with being in front of a camera and will give you confidence for the “real thing” on the big day.
We LOVE the concept. And as well as increasing your level of comfort you will also come away with some beautiful memories.
Eleanor and Kevin are the prefect example of the kind of engagement shoot we adore. Natural, genuine and full of romance. Eleanor has included some useful information about her planning and thoughts on the day as well as her fashion choices and the benefit of bold red lipstick.
Well worth a read lovelies.