Today's blog feature is a Chelmsford engagement shoot. Rachel and Louis won their wedding photography after entering a Spring competition run by An Essex Wedding Magazine. I will be photographing their wedding at Prested Hall next year. We met up this weekend at Hylands Park in Essex. We took the opportunity to combine a catch up with an engagement shoot. The rain held off long enough for us to have a wander and take in the autumnal scenery at Hylands Park. It is a beautiful place at this time of year. I am looking forward to being part of their wedding day next year. I have no doubt that we will have a great time. Here is a preview of their shoot.


Today's feature is a Mersea Island Engagement Shoot. When I first met up with Richard and Michelle, they mentioned the idea of having their pre-wedding shoot by the sea. So I put my thinking cap on and researched a few areas along the Essex coast line that would be suitable. Essex has plenty of seaside towns. However, I was keen to pick one that was quiet and pretty. Mersea Island made a perfect location. We had to time the shoot well, as high tides twice a day separate Mersea from the rest of Essex. It had rained for most of the morning, which kept other visitors away. By the time I met Richard and Michelle in the afternoon, the beach was very quiet. There was a lovely comedy moment when a passing dog photobombed the shoot. Despite being a little cold, we were lucky as the rain held off for the duration of their Mersea Island Engagement Shoot. I'm looking forward to visiting again in the summer.


Today’s feature is a Shoreditch Engagement Shoot. During March, I met up with Lesha and Jordan for their Shoreditch Engagement Shoot in London’s East End. We had an early start to take advantage of the beautiful morning light. The streets are quieter at this time of day on a Sunday morning. I love the streets around Shoreditch. There are interesting backdrops around every corner, from colourful shop fronts to quirky graffiti street art.  Lesha brought a bagful of props, some of which we incorporated into the shoot.

Working alongside Louise James Photography, together we strolled through the streets in Shoreditch. Lesha and Jordan are getting married in August. They told us about their wedding plans so far. We couldn’t resist strolling into a few shops after the shoot too.  I was particularly drawn to the small independent furniture shops. Here’s a preview of Lesha and Jordan’s Shoreditch Engagement Shoot.


I met up with Sarah and Darrol for their engagement shoot in Epping Forest Essex at the end of February. Epping Forest is a wonderful location for engagement shoots. We wandered through the forest towards one of the secluded lakes. It was very muddy as it had rained heavily the day before. However, we enjoyed the beautiful sunshine, which helped to take the edge off the cold weather. Here’s a preview of their shoot.

You can see a short film of stills from their shoot here .


Today’s featured blog is a High Woods Colchester Engagement Shoot. I met up with Carrie and Liam in High Woods Country Park in Colchester Essex for their pre-wedding shoot.

This was my first pre-wedding shoot of the year with one of my 2015 couples. The weather really wasn’t in our favour. High winds, rain, snow, sleet and more rain. It didn’t matter. Carrie and Liam didn’t let the weather get in the way. Afterall, the British climate is hardly predictable, and sometimes we just have to get on with whatever card we’ve been dealt!

We walked through the woods. Carrie and Liam talked me through the plans for their wedding. We are definitely going to have a great time when their day comes around in the Spring. Here’s a few of my favourite shots from their High Woods Colchester engagement shoot. Plus check out this short film of stills from the shoot .