You have seen them before, this time we got together to get some shots for their impending wedding and as always - I had the most delightful time.
J looked stunning as she had had her and makeup practice that morning, and A dapper in a suit. It is always amazing to photograph people when your personalities click and they are enjoying themselves. For me, shooting A and J isn't really just about the photographs but the opportunity to express my creativity whilst spending time with two exceptionally thoughtful souls.
As we came down to the sea front at Eastbourne we noticed people lining the streets, it turned out we had arrived just in time for the Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival. The positive consequence of this was that the beach was empty, absolutely empty, which was more than we could have dreamed of on this wonderfully sunny day.
As I look back at these photos and remember the happy hours we spent at Eastbourne, another thing strikes me and reminds me of this shoot Playing on the Southbank, and I realised as much as I love to see the green trees and grass in London, I am liking them less and less in my photos right now. So the concrete of the Southbank shoot and the sea and the sand at the Eastbourne have really inspired me to try and expand from parks if I can help it! It is amazing how much colour can affect the mood and atmosphere of a photograph.