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“Picnic In The Woods” Retro Engagement Photo Shoot

What the heck – I’ve had these photos sitting in my queue for aaaaaaaaaages, and I totally forgot to share them with you! You may have seen them already over on Boho Weddings blog – I’m a bit proud to say this shoot was featured by the lovely wedding blogger Kelly!

Cassie is an old friend whom I know from my days of being a musician. We’ve laughed and joked (and cried) over the years about meeting the right person, that’s for sure (Cassie, I’m still REALLY SORRY about the Bonkers Trumpeter. My bad…). So when she started tweeting regularly about “Mr Sheffield”, I couldn’t help but cling to that glimmer of hope that she’d found happiness. And then when she announced her engagement, I remember phoning her up and…I think I squeaked down the phone at her a WHOLE LOT. Looking back through the photos below, I think she’s definitely happy. <3

They’re both big fans of retro and vintage styling, and I knew Cassie had a love of 35mm film. She also knew that I was taking my first massive steps into film wedding photography. So naturally, I just had to invite them both (and Molly Dog!) to the Lickey Hills, to do an “Engagement Shoot” on film. They brought along all their lovely little details, and we were blessed with beautiful streaming sunshine. A picnic, good friends, Prosecco (at 10:30am – hah!), love, laughter and a whole bunch of film. Lord knows I could do that again sometime soon.

Please do scroll to the very bottom and leave some love… 😉

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Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 35mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 35mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 35mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 35mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 35mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 35mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 35mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 35mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

Cassie & Nick, Lickey Hills Film Photography, 120mm June 14

love to do mini styled shoots like these, especially when you bring your imagination and your style. I totally left Cassie and Nick to bring whatever they wanted to bring, and that made it beautifully personal for them. It also made it easier for them, since they’re both incredibly camera shy! They’ve already had their gorgeous Witley Court wedding, and I’ll blog that in full very soon (it really is quite dreamy and awesome).

I’d love to hear from you if you’d like a photo shoot like this – I strongly believe that not enough people make the most of having photos of themselves. Portrait photography shouldn’t be an indulgence, or a luxury, it should be a necessity! Especially if you’re a couple preparing for your brilliant wedding day. Give me a shout even if you just want some more info about having a shoot like this.

Deets for geeks: UK Film Lab, Canon EOS 3, Mamiya RZ67, P400

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