Sarah and Ewan’s Engagement Part 2
This is the story of Sarah and Ewan’s second engagement shoot, that took place shortly before their special wedding day.
The story behind a proposal is generally always recounted with memories, but perhaps none more so than when it seems that fate played a helping hand in popping the biggest, most life changing question one will ever ask. You can read more about Sarah and Ewan’s engagement story in my blog post about the their first engagement shoot.
There are many parallels between engagement shoots and the photographing of the actual wedding. In Sarah and Ewan’s first engagement shoot I captured the couple in the historical town of Ely, which provided a natural and personal setting, and having undertaken this shoot I’d already firmly established the ways in which I could capture the connection between the couple in a series of photos; which, being so naturally comfortable and affectionate with one another proved to be.
Having also been commissioned as Sarah and Ewan’s wedding photographer, this second engagement shoot was also intended as a preparation for the upcoming day. Despite this however the day also of course creates memories in itself and, as can be seen from the single photo that you see at the top of this blog, these memories are of both excitement and unconditional love.
The Engagement Shoot
The session took place in Norfolk, which is a region of both outstanding natural beauty and beautiful landscapes that range from picturesque beaches to enchanting woodlands. This then seemed like both an appropriate setting that was personal to Sarah and Ewan, as well as a setting that was full of possibilities.
As a wedding photographer based in Cambridge I travelled down to meet the couple in Ingoldisthorpe. It is an area that I frequently shoot and one that I particularly love.
For this particular shoot the couple initially chose Snettisham Beach. Where we captured key photos with the sand and sea as a backdrop. Then it was on to Sandringham Forest. It was this setting that really provided the possibilities for Sarah and Ewan to demonstrate who they are as a couple. From this location I could capture their fun and affectionate interactions that then contrasted against beautifully natural and imposing backdrops.
Blur the Lines
As a wedding photographer it’s my job to be as enthusiastic and immersed within the day as the happy couple that I’m photographing. For this reason I love to undertake an engagement shoot prior to the big day as it allows me to understand just what it is that defines a couple and how I can best capture this. A key part of this is exploring whether a couple naturally lend themselves to either posed or documentary style photos. In this regard Sarah and Ewan are the perfect example of a couple who blur the lines between posed photos and documentary style photos, although not all couples benefit from being as nerve free in front of the camera.
To this end an engagement shoot can help potentially nervous couples relax, ensuring that they get the most of their moments that are being memorialised through my camera lens.
Having had a passion for photography since an early age I bring both experience and a genuine love for photography to each and every photo that I take and every couple that I capture.
If you’re thinking about who you are to entrust with capturing your special day, or whether you could benefit from a beautiful keep sake of your pre matrimonial lives, feel free to contact me.
Lightscape Photography: Wedding photographer in Norfolk and beyond.