They say you should never work with children or animals, but for Vicky and Beverly, I had to make the exception!
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Vicky and Beverly found my wedding photography services online. After meeting up with me to discuss their requirements, they booked me for an all-day wedding photography package for April 2018. Prior to this, they also booked me for a two-hour engagement shoot.
Engagement photography at Hatfield House
My day started in a beautiful park close by to Hatfield House, where Vicky and Beverly will be saying their vows next April. The shoot took place in early summer, so we were lucky enough to have the great British sunshine on our side! We spent around two hours walking around the park and trying out shots in various locations – on the hills, wooded walkways and just strolling through long grass. Vicky and Beverly are self-confessed “outdoorsy” types so I wanted to capture this as much as possible!
The photos will be featured on their wedding invitations, so I had to capture Vicky and Beverly’s personalities as much as possible. I like to think we achieved this with the perfect outdoors location, plus a few cuddles and relaxed smiles. It was the company that really made the photo shoot though!
To make their invitations extra special and to really capture their personalities, Vicky and Beverly thought it would be fun to include their dogs in the photo shoot! As the pair met while walking their dogs, it’s only natural that their furry friends should be considered a big part of their lives, so they decided to feature their pups in the shoot to give their wedding invites that unique touch.
Naturally, working with animals was far more difficult than simply instructing Vicky and Beverly where to stand! The dogs weren’t keen on cooperating straight away, but after a while, we managed to get all the shots, including a snap of the dogs wearing boards around their necks with the wedding date on – what a lovely idea!
Bring on April!
It was lovely to get to know Vicky and Beverly with an engagement shoot and I’m really pleased with how the photos turned out. Despite the cuteness of their dogs, my personal favourites are the ones which capture the natural environment – there’s a beautiful shot of the sunlight breaking through the branches behind Vicky and Beverly.
Now that the happy couple know my style and how to pose in front of my lens, I’m looking forward to next year! I’m sure their wedding will be just as much fun and I can’t wait to come back to this stunning location to make even more memories. If you’d like to know more about my engagement photography packages, please get in touch!