It's funny how things turn out. Back in 2015 I met a lovely same sex couple in Brighton who were planning their wedding on stunning Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay, Cornwall. I jumped at the opportunity and had an absolute blast, capturing Jo and Anna in their finery several feet deep in the North Sea (all three of us, that is, right after the ceremony! You can see that awesome wedding by clicking here!)
Fast forward three years, and, thanks to the power of Google and Facebook, I now find myself returning to Lusty Glaze Beach for two more weddings in 2018! The first of these is super-chilled, fun couple Danielle and Vikki. Despite living almost 200 miles from me in Staffordshire, they happily made the trip down to the South coast to meet with me last month and have their pre-wedding shoot. March is not usually renowned for snow, but the weekend Danielle and Vikki came down, that is exactly what mother nature decided to do. And although it had stopped by the afternoon of our shoot, it was grey and bitterly cold. I like to keep my shoots fun and stress-free - they're certainly not meant to be an endurance test! The girls looked visibly relieved when I suggested a quick, ultra-relaxed 10 minutes of fresh sea air, followed by a pint and a chat in a warm pub!
I kept them moving on Shoreham Beach, and although we literally did only last ten minutes (my fingers had gone numb after about five) I was happy that I'd managed to capture enough natural photos of Danielle and Vikki to capture their fun personalities. Happily the girls agreed:
"we've just been looking through the engagement photos and they are fab!! We love the black and white ones - especially the fun ones! Mixed in with the occasional lovey dovey one would be just what we are after [at the wedding]. We both thought that the photos ooozed our personalities and really caught a bit of us! Thank You!"
Having met Danielle and Vikki, I am now even more excited for their Lusty Glaze Wedding which is this May - as I write, in little more than a month's time! Whilst I've yet to persuade them to take a dip, I'll be bringing a wetsuit and my waterproof camera just in case!!!
Planning your wedding for 2019? Whether on the beach or in a barn, please get in touch, I'd love to hear your plans.
To see Jo and Anna's Lusty Glaze beach wedding, click here!