After a really busy bank holiday of work, admin, and Lisa busily finishing off our new website at www.himandherweddingphotography.co.uk we realised we'd not played with our cameras for a few days and were both feeling the loss! A quick call to our good friend (and great model) Jess followed and we set off from Bury St Edmunds to nearby Newmarket (in Suffolk), to collect our model.
I think we often push ourselves to work in quite a spontaneous way, sometimes because we just get an itch to take pictures, sometimes because it's working like this that allows us to test ourselves and our equipment creatively. Often this ends in great pictures and catching the mood well, but it's always great practice and ensures we're able to react to changing situations, notice that 'perfect moment', and generally stay on our toes. All these things help us approach wedding photography confident in the knowledge we can get something great from any situation.
Though it looks warm and sunny, it wasn't really the nicest evening, and we wanted to work quickly to make sure Jess didn't get chilly, a quick drive, with all three of us scanning our surroundings like Meerkats brought us into an oilseed rape field in bloom. These bright yellow flowers are a bit of a magnet to photographers, so Lisa was really trying to avoid the obvious photo clichés which can occur and to present something a little darker and more narrative based. I'm not a fan of the yellow pollen which makes my nose itchy, and instead picked a bundle of cow parsley and the heads off loads of dandelions to try for a fairytale feel whilst making jess comfy on our picnic blanket. For your information, no, I didn't wet the bed, perhaps dandelions aren't what they used to be?
Special thanks to Jess for our holding hands picture, I usually hate pictures with me in them.
- Him 10/5/14
- Note from Her: I have never heard of anyone wetting the bed from picking dandelions. Sorry if you read this and were just as confused as me.
- Note from Him; It's a thing, I think my Nan said so. Maybe?