Tian and Tom, PreWedding Shoot

April 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

With Tian and Tom’s wedding scheduled for early May at the beautiful Woodhall Manor I suggested upon an early April prewedding shoot for them both which we tend to do outdoors and keep nice and informal, fun but professional.

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Tian and Tom had both spoken to me prior to the shoot about incorporating a spot of dog walking at the same time so that they could take advantage of being professionally photographed and tiring the dogs in one hit! I mentioned the lovely Nacton Shores, down by the banks of the river Orwell, and little did I know it would be more than a great location as Tian soon told me that this was where Tom had actually proposed. Perfect!

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We aimed for a 4pm shoot for two reasons, one was to miss the tide as the high tide was around 3:15pm meaning we had access to the beach and shore for walking, the second was to not fight against the harsh midday sun as I knew we would spent a lot of time in the open. As is normal for the UK the week leading up to the shoot had had it’s fair share of rain, hail and even a thunder storm thrown in for good measure! The forecast for the shoot day was good though – Sun and Cloud but Tian and Tom came fully prepared with water proof jackets and hunter boots on. I felt a little bit silly in Jeans, T-Shirt and Trainers!

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But I got away with it! The Sun remained out for most of the afternoon, there was little to no breeze and carrying a camera bag around and a Nikon D3s with a 70-200mm Lens strapped to you can keep you warm! The only thing that suffered slightly was my feet as I often found them submerged in water or in a bit of a bog as I tried to get shots of Tian and Tom and the dogs!

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All in all it was a really fantastic couple of hours spent with a genuinely lovely couple who to start with were a little nervous and apprehensive about being photographed but by the end were completely confident and relaxed.

Can’t wait for Tian and Toms’ wedding day in May now – it’s going to be an amazing day for sure

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