A Quirky Brighton Engagement Shoot Following a Rap Battle Proposal!
We’re pretty proud of the fact that we managed to plan the majority of our own wedding in about three months, but on Saturday we shot Jackie&Adam’s wedding after they’d spent just two months putting everything together! Somehow in that time we also managed to squeeze in an engagement shoot around Brighton, taking in some of Jackie&Adam’s favourite spots around the seaside town.
These guys were so great during the shoot – they have so much fun together, and really wanted to make the most of Brighton. Jackie is from Texas, and when she starts to feel a little homesick, finds JB’s Diner the perfect comfort (if you ever find yourself in Brighton, you really have to try their mint chocolate chip milkshake, it’s seriously amazing!). We also went in search of some graffiti, but found most of their favourite artwork had been covered up. Despite that, we managed to find some other pretty spectacular murals in the North Laines! Thanks so much Jackie&Adam – hope you guys are enjoying a spectacular first week of married life!
Kind words from Jackie&dam about their engagement shoot
“We absolutely love them. They’re beautiful, they capture our personality and somehow make us look completely glamorous. And they’re absolutely gorgeous scenery-wise. It made us a lot more relaxed about both the wedding and the photos of it.”
With rather busy schedules and a reasonable drive to reach each other, we resorted to Skype for our first meeting (and probably spent half our time looking at ourselves in the inset screen to make sure we didn’t look like a couple of dufuses!). Over the very vocal approval from Beth&Tom’s dog Brody, we could see their great style and love for each other, and we couldn’t wait to photograph their wedding!
Tom and his groomsmen all had the most amazing sleeve tattoos (save for best man Ed), and when we chatted to Tom he explained that the plan was for the guys to all roll up their shirt sleeves to really show off the artwork on their arms. It was pretty incredible. Being a summer wedding, they felt that suit jackets would be uncomfortable and unnecessary, and they looked pretty stylish without! Beth and the bridesmaids all had their own stunning tattoo work too, and their love of ink really flowed through the wedding, from the decor in Beth&Tom’s flat, to the stationery, table names & cupcakes. The bold designs and colours really set off well against the barn reception venue!
Unfortunately the weather in the couple of days prior to the wedding hadn’t been kind enough to let Beth&Tom’s ceremony go ahead in the beautiful woodland at their venue, but they decorated the inside of the barn beautifully. As we wandered around the old farm buildings at the venue, we had no problems finding quirky backdrops and unusual angles for shots of the two of them!
“One of the real highlights of the day was the time spent having our photos done – Penny and Martin have such a brilliant, relaxed approach that Tom and I both felt really comfortable and just enjoyed spending time together while they took our pics. Everyone always says that you need to try and snatch a few moments together on your wedding day, we felt that we ended up with a whole hour!” Beth&Tom (Read the rest of their testimonial here).
Thanks so much guys for you and your guests being so relaxed and welcoming – we had an amazing day!
“The photos look awesome! Thank you so much, they really are better than I ever expected! Ailsa and I are so happy with them!”
“Penny and Martin were amazing, we hardly even noticed them snapping away all day and the photographs are exactly what we wanted, they have captured the atmosphere and told the story of the day perfectly! Perfection comes to mind and they were so lovely too!” Ailsa&Ian (for Love My Dress wedding blog feature).
“We knew that we wanted a photographer with a relaxed and natural style who would tell the story of our day rather than going for lots of posed shots. We found Penny and Martin’s website and got in contact but unfortunately they were already booked for our date… then a few months before our wedding they got in touch to say they’d had a cancellation and were we still looking? Thankfully, we hadn’t found anyone else and so it all worked out perfectly!
Our photos were ready for us when we returned from honeymoon and we were absolutely blown away by them – they captured our day, the emotion and all of the little details so well.
One of the real highlights of the day was the time spent having our photos done – Penny and Martin have such a brilliant, relaxed approach that Tom and I both felt really comfortable and just enjoyed spending time together while they took our pics. Everyone always says that you need to try and snatch a few moments together on your wedding day, we felt that we ended up with a whole hour!” Beth&Tom for Boho Weddings blog
“Thanks very much for applying your talents so well to Beth and Toms wedding. The photos and whole approach are truly fantastic and it is really wonderful to be able to remember all aspects of the day by following them in sequence in the gallery. The shots are really amazing and you were both so discreet in taking pictures I never even had chance to pose!” Peter, father of the bride