If you’re looking for relaxed and natural branding photography then it’s great to have your shoot in your working environment. But sometimes it’s also worth venturing out. Going for a stroll with your photographer can give you a totally different set of images to use. You could head to the woods or beach or pub or a great cafe. Of course, finding one that is aligned with your brand is a must.
If you’re excited by organics, neutrals, vintage treasures, exceptional food & drink all styled beautifully & you’re in the Shoreham area you can do no wrong with Ginger & Dobbs. (sidenote- it also has has the most welcoming staff & a fab grocer section where you can pick up fruit and veg, local artisan produce, jams, chutneys, eggs, pastry, breads).
I visited here recently on a reccie for an upcoming shoot with a local physiotherapist but couldn’t wait to share some images. I popped down on a very grey and dreary day and felt instantly like I’d encountered a warm cosy hug of a cafe.
I cannot wait to go back.
Happy New Year. I’ve been a bit quiet on here but lurgy and a new pup will do that. Plus I’m a big fan of easing gently into a new year. I’ve spent a long while reflecting & created a little slideshow of some faves from 2018, I hope you enjoy it.
Lots of love for 2019 X
Meraki is a tricky word to translate directly into English. It kind of means lots of things at the same time.
‘To do something with passion, with undivided attention.
With all your effort, with enthusiasm, with eagerness, with complete love.
Work is created with all your heart.
You leave an essence of yourself in the work’.
This is how I roll.
ps. great word right?
When you choose your photographer chances are high that you will be very familiar with how they show up online. You’ve checked them out on Instagram, Facebook and had a good nosey around their website. You’ve chatted on the phone, maybe even met up now you feel like you know them…a bit. But the idea of an engagement shoot doesn’t appeal to you. But I think you’re missing a trick.
Not only will you be able to ask any questions you might have, it’s a good way to get to know each other – the last thing you want is to feel like there’s a stranger following you around taking your photos on your big day. In an engagement shoot you can practice being in front of the camera and start to feel more relaxed….with no pressure. You can get to see how your photographer works. You can have a laugh, yes this is actually possible. Even if you’re really camera shy. The experience builds trust between you and your photographer which is essential for good photography.
Kaiya & Max didn’t want to stray too far for their engagement shoot. Green & rural vibes seemed a nice contrast to their upcoming Brighton Seafront wedding.
Luckily Steyning has plenty to offer and we chose the lesser known Clays Hill, a beautiful spot largely ignored unless you’re a dog owner. We wandered for a while, chatted lots and I shared some great tips to help them feel relaxed.
By having this short time together it meant that on the wedding day itself we were able to do portraits swiftly. They already knew how to get cosy and relaxed with each other which meant they could get back to their guests and the party. Plus they now have two sets of beautiful photographs to enjoy.