Our Engagement Shoot

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Despite being together for over twelve years Rob and I have never had a formal photo shoot done together. Forced awkward stances in front of a white screen has never taken my fancy and I honestly didn’t even think the idea of doing an engagement shoot would ever appeal to me. That was until I was introduced to Katherine Ashdown, wedding photographer and all round lovely lady, through my bride-to-be blogging pal Jen. As part of Katherine’s wedding package she offers couples a chance to have an engagement shoot with her a few months prior to their special day to help you feel at ease in front of the camera, practice those important angles and most importantly have fun and take away some images to cherish forever.

Booking our wedding photographer was my number one priority after Rob and I got engaged last March. Due to my love and passion for blogging and enjoyment of sharing images on many of my social media channels, I knew how important it was to us to have the most beautiful of imagery to capture our wedding day and once I had seen but a few of Katherine’s recent shoots I knew she was the perfect match. Katherine’s style compliments our personal style down to a tee. Her work is natural, whimsical, light and fun. She effortlessly seems to capture that endearing moment between a bride and her father at the first moment he sees his daughter in her wedding dress, the apprehensive glances from the groom peering up the aisle waiting for his bride’s arrival and those jubilant giggles over a glass of champagne as the bridesmaids excitedly get ready. We headed to the North Norfolk coast and for over two hours completely lost ourselves in the magic of the shoot. Any initial fears and worries were quickly dispelled once we had pumped the balloons up and chosen our favourite pastel beach hut to sip our drinks on. I think it is so crucial to completely gel with your wedding photographer and I can honestly say that Katherine is a dream to work with (plus she loves cats and all things florals!). I think she could make anyone and any location look utterly beautiful – it’s just astonishing. I am so excited to have Katherine with us on our wedding day in just five weeks time and know that she will capture all those little details from the day that we have lovingly crafted and created over the past year and have become so special to us and no doubt I will be back soon sharing some more snaps from our special day!

If you are saying your “I dos” soon or simply want to capture some happy moments with you and your family then I cannot recommend Katherine Ashdown enough and plenty more photographs of sweet, loved up couples and some dreamy wedding dresses can be found on her website and Facebook page if you fancy swooning some more.

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53 Comments

  1. 11th June 2014 / 10:08 pm

    Your engagement photos are absolutely stunning Milly! Every part as charming, whimsical and romantic as I'd expected. Not long until the big day now!! xx

  2. 11th June 2014 / 10:08 pm

    Oh My Goodness! Such wonderfully amazing pics! Wow! You two look so happy! Congrats! xx

  3. 11th June 2014 / 10:17 pm

    Awww 🙂 So beautiful! I am still smiling from looking at these photos! <3

  4. 11th June 2014 / 10:33 pm

    i'm literally in tears here, these photos are unreal. what an amazing photographer and WHAT PHOTOGENIC COUPLE YOU ARE oh god milly so so so much love xxxx

  5. 11th June 2014 / 10:40 pm

    Wow, I love every single one, they're absolutely gorgeous! I never though about an engagement shoot but it's a great idea, these photos are so precious and you can see the love in your eyes. I'm now so excited to see some of your actual wedding photos! x

    What Rachael Wrote

  6. 12th June 2014 / 1:50 am

    Congratulations!!! Your dress is absolutely gorgeous and you two look so happy!!!

    daniellecaliforniaa.blogspot.com

  7. 12th June 2014 / 3:13 am

    Awwww so adorable. Congrats!

  8. 12th June 2014 / 6:04 am

    im speechless- these are stunning x

  9. 12th June 2014 / 6:40 am

    These are STUNNING Milly! You make a great couple, can't wait to see the wedding photos 🙂 Xx

  10. 12th June 2014 / 6:56 am

    These photographs are beautiful. You both look so happy. Wishing you all the best on your big day.

    emmalouisedreams.blogspot.co.uk

  11. 12th June 2014 / 8:24 am

    These photos are absolutely incredible and you both look so happy! What a gorgeous relaxed setting too! I wish you both all the best xx

  12. 12th June 2014 / 8:24 am

    These photos are absolutely incredible and you both look so happy! What a gorgeous relaxed setting too! I wish you both all the best xx

  13. 12th June 2014 / 8:31 am

    Oh they are just gorgeous. So beautiful and so much love. 🙂 x

  14. 12th June 2014 / 8:46 am

    absolutely beautiful! one thing we never did actually none the less we have tons of wedding photos!

  15. 12th June 2014 / 8:47 am

    These photographs are gorgeous! You both look amazing 🙂 Congratulations again, and I can't wait to see photographs of the Wedding if you choose to share them – I bet it'll be gorgeous!

    http://www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

  16. 12th June 2014 / 8:53 am

    all of these pictures are just absolutely stunning. You both look so happy and the location and photography is perfection 🙂

    Love the one of you being lifted. Congrats again lovely

    Mel x
    http://www.mediamarmalade.com

  17. 12th June 2014 / 9:14 am

    Ahhhh these photos are just the most adorable and gorgeous things ever, I love them and you two are so stunning together!

    Sophie x

  18. 12th June 2014 / 12:50 pm

    These Pictures are really Beautiful! I can only imagion how gorgeous the wedding shots will be. Good luck on your big day to both of you. Wishing you all the happiness.

    LEM- Beauty.blogspot.co.uk

  19. 12th June 2014 / 12:50 pm

    These Pictures are really Beautiful! I can only imagion how gorgeous the wedding shots will be. Good luck on your big day to both of you. Wishing you all the happiness.

    LEM- Beauty.blogspot.co.uk

  20. 12th June 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Loved looking through your images again Milly. Thank you so much for your lovely lovely words {they made me a little teary!} and sharing the shoot on your gorgeous blog!

    You made it very easy to get super gorgeous images, perfect couple and gorgeous outfits but more than anything your love for each other shines through every image and that is what makes a perfect shoot!

    I cannot wait for the wedding in a few weeks time, even my cameras are excited!!!

  21. 12th June 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Loved looking through your images again Milly. Thank you so much for your lovely lovely words {they made me a little teary!} and sharing the shoot on your gorgeous blog!

    You made it very easy to get super gorgeous images, perfect couple and gorgeous outfits but more than anything your love for each other shines through every image and that is what makes a perfect shoot!

    I cannot wait for the wedding in a few weeks time, even my cameras are excited!!!

  22. 12th June 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Loved looking through your images again Milly. Thank you so much for your lovely lovely words {they made me a little teary!} and sharing the shoot on your gorgeous blog!

    You made it very easy to get super gorgeous images, perfect couple and gorgeous outfits but more than anything your love for each other shines through every image and that is what makes a perfect shoot!

    I cannot wait for the wedding in a few weeks time, even my cameras are excited!!!

  23. 12th June 2014 / 8:13 pm

    I think it's rather clear that I, and almost everyone other person ever, loves these photos! How are you going to pick for the ones you frame and showcase around the home, I just couldn't decide. Your photographer is a gem, and this gets me very excited too see your (no doubt) gorgeous wedding pics.
    EK! So exciting 🙂
    You gorgeous couple xxx

  24. 12th June 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Amazing pics Milly, they're very beautiful. And you are so cute together!! ♥♥
    xx

  25. 12th June 2014 / 9:24 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos Milly x

  26. 12th June 2014 / 11:38 pm

    You both look so happy and perfect together, lovely of you to share your photos! xx

  27. 13th June 2014 / 9:19 am

    These photos are absolutely STUNNING. What a beautiful couple you make and I can tell your wedding snaps will be even better!

    TINYTWISST.COM

  28. 13th June 2014 / 10:43 pm

    I was looking on Twiiter for a bit of post-work inspiration… and somehow came across you! I am also from Essex, although I haven't lived there for while. Your adoration for floral dresses is what made me check your blog! Your makeup is stunning and your pictures are really lovely. Thank you!
    Leanne Rose

  29. 14th June 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Photography is so important esp for a big event and this is just fab! Stunning photos (and stunning couple) and you have some wonderful 'canvas' photo shots that would look great around the house. Love it x

  30. 15th June 2014 / 3:44 pm

    Absolutely amazing, these photographs are literally stunning i would struggle not to frame them all around my house!
    Looking forward to seeing the photos of your special day xxx

    Frankie Boo Blog

  31. 16th June 2014 / 11:53 am

    I know I have seen these already and said how much I love them but I will say it again! Stunning!! Can't wait for the big day!!! Not long to go sweetie!! xx

  32. 16th June 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Beautiful pictures. I do photograhy as a hobby but would love to do a couples engagement or wedding photos. These look great xx

  33. 16th June 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Gorgeous pictures your wedding pics are going to be amazing if these are anything to go by

    Laura

    Libertylovesmakeup.blogspot.com xx

  34. 20th June 2014 / 9:38 am

    This shoot is absolutely adorable! You both look stunning <3 Love the locations, Katherine definitely seems like an amazing photographer! I can only hope that if I have an engagement shoot it will be as amazing as yours!

    Danni
    http://www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xox

  35. 20th June 2014 / 1:43 pm

    Goodness even more amazing comments, Thanks so much everyone, they made it pretty easy but I do love their shoot, such a happy gorgeous couple, fab location and beautiful day… I cannot wait to capture the wedding and feel VERY lucky they chose me! x

  36. 27th June 2014 / 8:52 pm

    I just wanted to say that your engagement photos are absolutely beautiful. Credit to the photographer and you guys for some stunning photos, which are so adorable. Browsing through them made me feel a bit mushy 😉

    ~Hannah xx

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