Golden Hour Engagement Shoot

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.

My 5 favourite couples images from Wedding Photography

As I sat at my desk this week contemplating the best social media approach for my newly-launched business, I got distracted. In the end, looking at other people's lovely wedding photos was far more interesting than navigating the complexities of social media in 2016 - how best to use (and connect together) Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, Streetlife, Pinterest etc etc. It's a bit of a headache.

So anyway, here are my five favourite couples wedding photos...


(c) Ross Harvey

(c) Ross Harvey

I could have chosen so many photos taken by Ross - the guy is a brilliant wedding photographer and has deservedly won several awards. He captures the fun and happiness of a wedding day as well as anyone. www.rossharvey.com  Facebook  Twitter


(c)  diktatphotography

(c) diktatphotography

Diktat and Kadek are two photographers working in Bali who capture some incredible images, using the gorgeous surroundings of Bali. I love the serenity of this particular image.  www.diktatphotography.com  Facebook  Instagram


(c) Danny Dong

(c) Danny Dong

Another multi-award wining wedding photographer, Danny Dong. And again I could have chosen a dozen of him images as my favourite but in the end this one jumped out. It shows what you see from the best wedding photographers - the ability to produce really artistic images. www.dannydong.com  Blog


(c) Andy Gaines

(c) Andy Gaines

Andy, from York in the UK, includes a some great humour in many of his photos. This one isn't funny but I love it anyway!   www.andygaines.com  Facebook  Twitter


(c) Justin Bailey

(c) Justin Bailey

One of the reasons I'm excited about shooting weddings int he UK (as opposed to Singapore where I have been working) is the beautiful light we get here. In this photo Justin uses the light brilliantly and captures a stunning image. www.justin-bailey.co.uk  Facebook  Twitter