Especially when you consider we also had torrential rain, what felt very much like hail, high winds, salt spray and freezing cold. Oh and a lot of fun.
It all started simply enough. I was chatting to Keeley at Bridalway about some empty walls in her shop. “Don’t worry – I’ll sort something out,” I said, “I have a great location.” So Keeley organised Shamim to model for us and a couple of dresses, I asked Al to help holding lights and carrying heavy gear and we planned a shoot. Little did I know at the time
- Professional photography on Dungeness beach has to be done with permission and with armed police nearby (a HUGE thank you to Owen from Dungeness NNR for allowing us to shoot there!)
- The lovely spell of glorious weather that Kent was experiencing would end abruptly a few hours before we got there. I was woken up at 3 in the morning by hammering rain.
But did is put us off? Well maybe a bit… Sheltering from driving rain in freezing cold when your umbrella blows inside out for the 9th time can get a little dispiriting – especially when you are wearing a gorgeous strapless wedding dress
But a quick pint at the Britannia cheered us up (especially because it allowed us to sit out what turned out to be the best weather of the day) and we carried on regardless. What else would you expect from one of Kent’s most original wedding photographers?
Some favourites from the day below (WITH music).
And finally a big thank you to Al Birmingham for assisting – that bag was way heavier than it should have been
And especially to Shamim our model for the day. I promise next time you won’t get so wet. Or cold. Or have to put on a wedding dress on a beach. Probably.
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