Category Archives: Engagement
How cool is it to make your own wedding rings?
What a great idea.
Well that’s just what Rebecca & Phill did at the Cross Street Workshop on the Hove / Brighton border, in Sussex and they invited me along to take some photos of them having fun and making their very own unique wedding rings.
It was actually a very interesting process, watching the gold being formed and bashed about by the couple in the professional jewellery workshop. I didn’t stay to the very end, so I didn’t get to see the finished rings, so any shots of them here are halfway though the process. But i’ll make sure that I shoot the final polished versions when I shoot their wedding (which promises to be a very cool affair) in July.
I can’t wait to shoot Eleanor & Nicks wedding at the Century Club in London. I met with them in Shoreditch to do a pre-wedding shoot making the most of all the street art there. This is what ensued.
Emma & James asked for their engagement shoot to take place the day BEFORE we were shooting their wedding at Pangdean Barn, just outside of Brighton. Now there was a very good reason for this as they had a very small civil ceremony at Brighton Town Hall with just their mums & dads and wanted some pictures on the day they were ‘legally’ married.
We didn’t really have a plan for the shoot apart from Emma wanting some images on the seafront. It was one of those typical spring days, where you had four seasons in one day. It rained, it was super sunny and oh was it windy!!!!
Hopefully we captured some of the emotion between two people obviously in love who had just got married 30 minutes before. Emma and James couldn’t leave each other alone, it was really cute to watch.
Oh and a massive thank you goes to the Cockles and Welks seller on the seafront who we persuaded to let the happy couple in their hut for some photos.
Watch this space to see the images from their wedding and the amazingly cool superheroes photo booth!!!!
If you’re interested in talking to us about capturing your big day why not get in contact for a chat.
We’re going to be shooting Samantha & Matt’s wedding at the spectacular St Pancras Hotel, London, in a few weeks time and we met up with them to discuss their big day the other week.
Well a day of having a tour around the amazing hotel, some super delicious lunch and lots of nattering meant that we didn’t have long at all for the engagement shoot. But we all hopped into a black cab and headed to Regents Park for a quick stroll.
Samantha and Matt are a super cool couple and it was a joy to hang out with them and shoot the engagement shoot in such beautiful surroundings. We checked the photo data when we got back and from the first shot to the last only 30 minutes had passed, that just goes to show how relaxed in front of the camera they are.
We’re really looking forward to shooting their wedding next month, it’s gonna be sooooo gooood.
Thank you thank you thank you to Lou & Pete for being game and agreeing to our mad idea of getting them to dress up as Wonder Woman and Superman for their superhero themed engagement shoot. How cool are they!
So you know that we like to do things in our own special way at Viva Wedding Photography. We refuse to do an engagement shoot like the millions that we’ve seen before, where the couple are having a ‘Vintage Picnic’ or something similar and cliche. Have a look at our past engagement shoots for some of the ideas that we’ve done in the past.
We’d only spoken on the phone to Pete before and never met either of them in person, but in testing the waters over some of our ideas, we asked Pete what kind of films they like watching. Pete told us that they are quite partial to superheroes movies (in fact Pete also told us on the engagement shoot that one of their first dates to the cinema was a choice between a chick flick and X-men. They ended up seeing X-men and Pete said he knew Lou was the girl for him then and there).
So with the superheroes theme in our minds we began to think of ideas. When we asked them which Superheroes do they see themselves as, and they said that Pete is Superman and Lou is Wonder Woman. That was it, there was no doubt in our mind that we were hiring them those costumes for the engagement shoot!
We decided to tone down our initial idea of having them run though the streets of town wearing the costumes and do a studio type shoot instead. Having a professional photographer shoot you for your wedding, is often the first time that most people have had their photograph taken properly and can be quite a daunting experience (unless you have the right photographer), espesially on a day when you are quite nervous anyway. That’s why we always recomend having an engagement shoot as it just helps to get better images of your wedding. Although doing a very posed studio type shoot with studio lights etc. is nothing like how we shoot on wedding days, the purpouse of the engagement shoot was to show Lou & Pete that having your photo taken can be really fun, and they are now totally prepared for the photography on their wedding day.
We can’t wait to shoot Lou & Pete’s wedding and spendning more time with such a fun couple. Thanks so much guys.
If you’d like to talk to us about any cool and out there ideas for your engagement shoot, just give us a shout!