I’d met Claire over 18 months ago when she booked me to photograph her marriage to Steve at The Old Kent Barn in Swingfield near Folkestone in Kent – so it was great to see them both at the end of May.

I’d suggested we meet after 6pm when the sun would be lower – always a softer, more flattering light.  The blue bells really were on their last legs – but the coppice woods were still very pretty.  An engagement shoot is an excellent way to build a rapport with a couple and for them to feel more relaxed in front of the camera.  I’ll give some gentle guidance with regards to some straight forward ‘poses’. Apart from making a good photograph look great, i want the couple to feel comfortable enough in front of me so that ultimately the image reflects their relationship.

I thought Claire looked particularly pretty in her choice of attire – her floral dress complimenting the wild flowers perfectly!

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the evening…

Engagement Shoot in Canterbury Kent

It was lovely to spend a bit of time with you Claire and Steve – I look forward to shooting your wedding in July!