Catherine and Rosie – Pre Wedding Shoot

Cambridge Wedding and Lifetsyle Portrait Photographer

I am so excited to be the photographer at Catherine’s and Rosie’s forthcoming wedding next month. So in preparation for the big day itself and to help them feel comfortable in front of the camera and get over any nerves (not that there were any) we planned their very own pre-wedding shoot. I couldn’t have been happier when, collectively, we all agreed on the location. Fast forward a few months and as the train rolled out of London Victoria bound for Brighton I had already planned the shoot in my head and had some pre conceived ideas of what I wanted to achieve.

Of course I wanted the sun to be shining so that we could attempt to get some beautiful sunset shots with the iconic Brighton pier in the background but it wasn’t to be.  I also envisaged that the pier would be void of day trippers and the shot I had pictured in my head would be free from any distractions. Wrong again but later while questioning myself I concluded, Why wouldn’t visitors want to be enjoying this wonderful coastal town as much as we were about to or as much as I have done on so many occasions in the past?

What I hadn’t planned for was the security guard on Brighton Pier asking to see my photographers permit. Apparently this is required and has to be applied for in advance if you wish to take professional photographs while on the pier. But all’s well that ends well and they allowed us to continue. The guys were in fact were very pleasant about it and provided me with a contact name should I want to return sometime again in the future. An offer I will certainly take up.

Brighton holds a very special place in our hearts, Its a very close call but I am not sure which of us love it more, the girls or me?

So although we didn’t have the sun therefore unable to capture a golden sunset what I did manage to capture was the obvious love and affection these two wonderful ladies have for each other. Marriage is about two people, and forgive me as this is not about preaching equal rights or getting on my soap box but I applaud the fact that, in Great Britain, any two people in love whether lesbian, gay or transgender can now legally marry. Enough said!

For Catherine and Rosie’s wedding day I know the amount of meticulous planning that has gone into making sure their special day goes off without a hitch. The hours spent, calls made, emails written and miles covered will go to ensure that every thing will run like clockwork. Just as it should and deserves to be.

For those of you reading this that haven’t visited Brighton and I am sure most of you have. Make the journey. We only covered a tiny bit of this amazing town staying mainly on the seafront but there is so much more to see. Look beyond the high street with all the usual high street brands and you will fine a treasure trove of small, independent shops that weave their way though the Laines. Or visit the North Laines bohemian and cultural quarter for the many pubs and cafés. You won’t be disappointed.


If you are planning a wedding or special event please get in touch by using my contact me page on my website or by email I would be flattered to be considered to document your special day so that you can treasure those memories for years to come.

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