When Amanda and Steve booked their engagement shoot for the middle of summer (incidentally, the driest summer in 100 years) who was to know it was going to turn out to be the wettest day of the year so far.  I can’t tell you how much it rained.  And rained.  And rained.

There is only one thing to do when the weather in England is against you, so Amanda bought the prettiest umbrella she could find, Steve packed the flippers and off we went…

I have to hand it to the pair of them because they were THE most fun to photograph and spend the day with, despite the continuous downpour. Such inclement weather meant thinking a little differently about how to shoot and once we’d all embraced getting drenched there was lots of hilarity which made for the most lovely shots.

Amanda & Steve chose Knole Park (& surrounds) as the location for their shoot because they are both really into keeping fit (Steve ran the Marathon des Sables last year – 6 day / 151 mile (243km) endurance race across the Sahara Desert) and they often run together around the grounds of the park.  It was a beautiful place to shoot, even in the rain, with the horizon shrouded in mist and the endless stretches of bright green ferns.  They ended up in their flippers for the final shots of the day, which was not only perfect for the weather but tied in beautifully with their wedding theme.   More to follow on that soon….

In the meantime, enjoy Amanda & Steve’s photos and please leave them some love and comments at the end of the post.  They really do deserve it!!

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Shoot locations:

Ightham Mote gardens, Sevenoaks, Kent

The BucksHead Pub, Godden Green, Kent

Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent

 

As featured on OMG! I’m Getting Married


 

 

 

Published on January 25, 2012. Filed under / /