This engagement shoot from 2013 with fellow vintage lovers Nicola and Andy at their wonderful not-so-little cottage in Crowborough was so much fun. They were brilliant to photograph, and not worried about being a bit silly which of course made for a great shoot. They were married in a gorgeously vintage styled wedding on Eastbourne Pier.
Here is what Nicola had to say about the day…
“The power of Twitter had led us to the lovely Becky who had just branched out into the world of photography and was looking to build up her portfolio. We were also on a budget so I thought we could help each other out! After a few emails, FaceBook messages and tweets we finally settled on a day which was mutually convenient.
When Becky arrived we all had a brew and exchanged pleasantries. I could tell straight away that she would be great to work with.
As our house was going to feature heavily in the shots, we gave her the grand tour. As I went off to get changed, Becky went around the house again by herself, getting a feel for the light etc. She took a few snaps of our knick-knackery just to get started then it was time for “lights, camera, action!”
We started off having pictures taken in the “multi media lounge”. Well there is a TV, record player and a sound system in there. Very casual shots of us looking through records and messing about! After a while we forgot Becky was there as she just seemed to blend in. That’s a compliment by the way! We had explained that we didn’t want to pose for photos and she was on board with this.
After that we had some shots taken in the bedroom and some poses in the dining room for something special. (Can’t reveal that just yet!)
More pics were taking in our tiki bar, the vintage car and the garden. Couldn’t believe that a few hours had gone by! The time just flew. We’d definitely earned our food after that, so ended up having a Chinese. The weather had got too cold for eating al fresco anyway!
It was a fabulous experience. For those who are also getting married, I would encourage an engagement shoot. Most photographers include this in their packages and it certainly helps to meet the person beforehand who will be capturing the moments of your special day. “