Tipi Wedding | Hannah & Luke

I've absolutely loved getting to know Hannah and Luke over the last few months, what an amazing couple and an incredible tipi wedding! They planned the entire wedding day from their home in Hong Kong... Fortunately, we managed to squeeze in an engagement shoot (aka pre wedding shoot) during one of their few visits to the venue - the beautiful Upwey House on the outskirts of Weymouth.

I approach my engagement shoots, or sessions, in exactly the same way I do bride and groom portraiture on the wedding day - essentially a walk and natter. Shoots may take place anywhere - perhaps a forest with nice light or in this case, nearby fields. The photos are simply a bi-product of this little wander. If it feels right to sit or lean on something, if it's natural, then we might do that too. Nothing over the top, no skipping, piggy-backing or mock proposals, just simple and elegant images.

So, if you're in two minds as to whether to add an engagement shoot to your package, please rest assured I'm not going to ask you to pose awkwardly or play up to the camera. These shoots ultimately allow us to get used to working together, they also help couples overcome any fears they have of being in front of the camera and really benefit the quality of the portraits on the wedding day.

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Wow! We thought picking our favourites would be easy - that we’d end up with a handful of showstoppers and a few more for the album... that was until we sat down and marked ALL of our favourites!!! How to pick?! 

Thank you so much for documenting our day so honestly, unobtrusively and with such an incredible eye. The pictures completely reflect the laughter and happiness of the day. Plus, we think every guest is captured naturally somewhere, which is exactly how we wanted our photography to be. 

Thank you again - it was such a pleasure to spend time with you both before and on the day.

A very happy, Hannah and Luke

Natural Family Portrait Photography in the South West

I had such amazing fun getting to know this lovely little family!

I do a handful of natural family portrait shoots during the summer and only in the South West. 

Everything is photographed in a relaxed, natural, documentary style, the same approach I apply to my wedding photography. I want images to be believable and honest - an authentic record of a family at a specific time in their lives.

This portrait session took place at Savernake Forest on the outskirts of Marlborough in Wiltshire. It's such a beautiful location for shoots of this nature as the light is not only incredible to work in but there are so many hidden gems for the kids to explore and ultimately, become preoccupied. This allows me to go relatively unnoticed and create very natural portraiture, with little to no interaction from me needed...

Natural Portrait Photography In Somerset

Couldn’t wait til after work, had a tea break to take a sneaky peek. They’re all absolutely lovely! 

You’ve captured everything we were hoping for and more. Gorgeous light and clever angles. We’re thrilled.

These will definitely be adorning our walls and I suspect one or two of the grandparents' too...

Thanks again,

Tania & Bert