I had such a fabulous time with Liz & Jack on their Durdle Door engagement shoot.
Okay, that’s the SEO bit out of the way, now I can talk like an actual human again (as long as it’s more than 300 words apparently).
For a while I have been wanting to mix some photos and audio together. I think it obviously stems from my background as a radio journalist and the whole thing of telling peoples stories in as many forms as possible. I am currently working on a personal project doing the same thing but I decided to bring it into my engagement shoots as well.
I asked Liz & Jack to write down a few words about their partner, why they loved them, what they were looking forward to in their future together and so on. I had also asked them to buy each other a gift which they would exchange on the day. I thought this would be a good way of opening up the whole scenario to be a bit more emotional. Sometimes engagement shoots can be a bit of a nervous time. You meet your photographer for potentially the first time and then you’re expected to be photographed. By doing the notebooks and the gifts I thought that Liz & Jack would be able to think more about each other than me and give them time to remember why they were actually having the photo shoot, namely that they have decided they want to spend the rest of their lives together. Sometimes that fact can get a bit lost in the madness of planning a wedding so it’s good to reming yourselves why you are at this point.
These guys nailed their gift giving by the way…I was really impressed….pressure is on now for the wedding itself. As the guys were reading out what they had written about each other I recorded what they were saying to use as the sound track for the slide show below. Also I loved the sound of the sea in the background, I think I could sit and listen to that forever.
This is their story…if you would like me to help tell yours then please do get in touch via my contact page