First of all, I’d like to make a HUGE apology. For various reasons I’ve been beyond terrible at blogging over the last couple of months and I know I’ve posted very little. So please let me reassure you that this is the start of regular blogging again and I promise I’ll have lots of new stuff up here on a regular basis from now on (including the backlog and reinstatement of my Self-portrait 52 project – shamefully delayed but definitely not abandoned!) And to begin with, I really wanted to start this new leaf with a bang and post something as good as I can give you – this is a shoot I love to pieces…..
Beth and Jonny are getting married in a couple of months time. They met on the school bus and have been inseparable ever since (altogether now… aaaahhhh!) Beth thought it would be a great idea to have their engagement shoot at their old school seeing as this is where they met and their love blossomed! It was an absolutely brilliant idea and this has ended up being one of my favourite shoots of all time. In true Lancashire style, it rained incessantly all afternoon so we had to do the whole shoot indoors, but it really didn’t matter – the school as a location was absolutely incredible and we had a great time taking photographs all over the place – at the lockers, on the stairs, in the classrooms, in the corridor, music room, library, art room, D&T workshop, sports hall and canteen… it was an absolute blast.
Beth and Jonny were a total dream to photograph. Despite being absolutely drop-dead gorgeous, they genuinely didn’t seem to realise this at all, were both really shy about being photographed and were pretty much physically shaking with nerves when the shoot began. But they were absolutely fantastic – they were really up for throwing themselves into it and totally got what I was trying to do with each shot, relaxed into it in no time, and were just the sweetest people from start to finish. They are such lovely warm people, completely adorable together, totally crazy about each other and I really can’t wait to see them get married in a couple of months. Thanks Beth and Jonny for a total belter of an afternoon at work.