The weather so far this summer in the UK has been fantastic. We've been blessed with bright, clear evenings and rich sunsets. It was on one of these beautiful evenings that I went out with Rachel and Sam for their engagement shoot. The weather was perfect and the location provided lovely fields of golden crops and areas with long wild grass.
The shoot was a great chance to get to know Rachel and Sam before I shoot their wedding next year. We spent about 90 minutes wondering around chatting and stopping here and there for some photos.
The golden hour is such a great time to shoot. When we arrived at the location the sun was still a little high. But as it started to set the countryside came alive with colour and the air around us softened.
I remember when I was young I was told never to photograph into the sun. However, with modern cameras and a little bit of work in Adobe Lightroom I think you can achieve some lovely results shooting directly into the lovely soft setting sun.