Kent Wedding Photography – The Engagement Shoot of Claire and Steve at Stodmarsh, Kent

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… […]