I’m very excited to be sharing my first shoot of 2013 with you this morning, I’m so looking forward to all the fantastic portrait sessions and weddings that I’ve got in the diary for the next few months – it’s going to be a busy one! The first wedding of the year for me will be Annie and Steven’s, in just a few short weeks, so I think it’s appropriate that they’re also the first engagement session of 2013 to be featured.
I don’t think anyone will have failed to have noticed how cold it’s been recently, so I have to say massive thanks to Annie and Steven for braving the freezing winds for their photoshoot at Murlough Bay on Saturday. This is one of my absolute favourite places to shoot because the backdrop – the amazing Mourne mountains – is always changing depending on the season, the time of day and of course the weather. When I arrived at Murlough there were dark clouds completely obscuring the view, sleet was falling and there was a sea of grey everywhere I looked – not ideal! But fortunately by the time Annie and Steven arrived the clouds had lifted, the beautiful snow-covered mountains were revealed and there was even a tiny hint of pink in the sky for a few minutes (though I don’t think we can really justify calling it a sunset). We had to work quickly to stop ourselves freezing, but I hope you’ll agree that it was worth the time out in the cold – Annie and Steven are such a photogenic couple, I really love these photos and I can’t wait for the wedding!
PS: at the SWPP Photographic Convention in London last week I had a few photographers approach me to tell me that they read my blog, so I just wanted to say hello and thank you! It’s nice to know it’s not just my mum reading (no offence mum!). Please feel free to leave a comment now and then, I always love hearing from fellow photogs : )