We’ve been enjoying the freedom to go out and shoot (carefully) since the lock-down has lifted a little. It’s given us a real lift too, making cool photos whilst having a giggle with nice folks. Last Saturday we met Hope and Chris for a Norfolk coast engagement shoot. (We should probably also say, the beach shown is the splendid Cart Gap )
Here’s Chris and Hope’s thoughts on the engagement shoot.
Where did you meet?
‘In our final year at Loughborough University, we attended a birthday dinner of a mutual friend. We noticed each other that evening and a few weeks later had our first date at a local cocktail bar (The Orange Tree – they do the best toblerone Martini’s!).’
‘It happened on our holiday to Thailand. We’d stayed a night in a beautiful elephant sanctuary. Feeding and bathing the elephants was an amazing experience! We learnt lots about elephants for example an average adult eats 150kg of food a day! More than our weight combined! As the sun was beginning to set we went back to our accommodation embedded in the forest. Chris got down on one knee. It was a yes! We were both extremely happy and excited and went to the bar to celebrate with a couple of Chang’s.’
This engagement shoot malarkey, how did that work out for you?
‘Excited about doing the engagement shoot but feeling a little nervous too! It’s not an everyday thing for us to have photographers following us around! It was a beautiful evening and the beach setting was perfect. Within a few minutes and after chatting with Lisa and Neil, our nerves went away. We really enjoyed the experience and it felt romantic. We’re glad we did it and were left feeling that we now can’t wait for the wedding.’
Which photo is your favourite?
‘Chris: My favourite is the one on the dunes, I’m laughing at something I can’t remember now and looking at Hope. It really captures the emotion and we spend a lot of our time laughing together.
Hope: There are too many favourites to choose from! I think one of my best ones is where I’m cuddled up with Chris and looking out at the sea together. It was a peaceful moment and felt very natural. ‘
So where is the big day happening?
‘We’re getting married at Haughley Park Barn – Summer of 2021 and we can’t wait! We both really enjoyed looking at all the different venues. It was hard to choose but we feel we went for the perfect one for us. We’ve started planning the menus and very much look forward to doing the tastings!’
What are you looking forward to most on the day?
Chris ‘It’s a bit of a cliche, but the part of the wedding I’m most looking forward to is turning around and seeing Hope walk down the aisle.’
Hope: ‘I think the moment I will enjoy most is after we have just got married, and walk back down the aisle together Husband and Wife. Seeing all our lovely friends and family and sharing that moment with them will be very special.’
If you fancy wandering about giggling with us on a Norfolk coast engagement shoot, click here.