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A Hampstead Heath Love Shoot: Jean-Marc & Chloe

August 11, 2014  |  Anniversary, Love Shoots, Lovely Couples  |  2 Comments

Now, a wee while back and we mean wee as in little, not wee as in Tena pad territory we shared a rather awesome reader offer for some lucky sons of a guns to have their pictures taken by the magnificent Rebecca Rees.

Well, we had the rather wonderful Jean-Marc and Chloe who gave good face and the rather fabulous results are here for you to behold.

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But, we’ll handover to Rebecca and let her share more about this lovely couple:

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Jean-Marc and Chloe (originally from France) moved to London a few years ago after they married. They emailed me to tell me that they wanted a photo shoot to mark their 10 year anniversary together.  Oh and did I mention, Jean-Marc is also a great photographer, so no pressure. Jean-Marc told me their idea of the perfect day together was, “chilling out, doing nothing but lying in the grass and enjoying the moment”, so I suggested we meet for a shoot in the long, wild grass at Hampstead Heath. We had all been watching the weather forecast like hawks all week as we were threatened with the prospect of thunderstorms by the weekend. I had my fisherman’s coat on standby. Luckily it turned out to be a beautiful day and the location was perfect.

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The couple were a dream to shoot and so at ease with the camera, hardly needing any direction from me at all. The shoot felt very natural, uncontrived and personal, and I’m so grateful I could be there to capture this milestone in their lives.

There you go lovers, on those lovely words from Rebecca – it is time to let shutter candy begin!

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The Wonderous Woodland Engagement of Anne Marie & Marc

The Wonderous Woodland Engagement of Anne Marie & Marc

August 4, 2014  |  Love Shoots, Lovely Couples  |  2 Comments

Alert, Alert, Alert

Cute couple incoming!

This is all about cuteness, love and nature all of our favourite things in one gorgeous shoots which is coming at you from the lens of Arthur and Mary.

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It’s an if you go down to the woods today kind of party except it’s not teddy bears, but Anne Marie and Marc – They are  delightful duo that we are hanging out with in a visual sense.

So in a world of noisy tabloid headlines and other things that we aren’t going to mention; dive into some serene images and let some love in; oh and it helps if you salute the work of Arthur and Mary too!

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The photographic glory goes to: Arthur and Mary

The Down-Home Engagement of Kate & Josh

The Down-Home Engagement of Kate & Josh

June 13, 2014  |  Love Shoots, Lovely Couples  |  3 Comments

Our favourite shoots don’t just capture love…

They capture life…

The down-home feel of the images are perfect pixels for a languorous warm Friday afternoon, and aren’t you the lucky ones to espy these images from the lens of Rachel Gulotta.

It would be a mahoo-sive understatement not to mention our fan girl credentials when it comes to this talented photographer. There is such a warmth to her style, a sense of intimacy that make the work a visual conversation, nothing feels contrived or forced.

No pretension.

No airs.

Not likely to end up on awkward family photos in half a decade or sooner.

Just the happy faces of a couple who love each other.

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The images that are part of you viewing pleasure this fine afternoon are of Kate and Josh.

Rachel shared:

Kate and Josh live and love in a high rise located in River North — one of Chicago’s best gems — so that’s exactly where we started their engagement session. The pair have totally decked out their apartment in vintage finds and modern picks — from the vintage thermos collection and butter churner to the succulents, animal skin throw, and antler sheds. It’s totally clear that they’ve put their hearts and souls into their space, so I’m endlessly grateful that I was invited to capture that part of their lives.

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Our session started organically – quite literally. The two prepped and prepared a breakfast hash from scratch –  a very typical morning for the Photo Stylist and Law Student. After they shared their hearty meal together, they simply enjoyed each other, their pets, some crisp vinyl, and the gorgeous view.

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Bea & Duncan's Barbican Engagement

Bea & Duncan’s Barbican Engagement

February 21, 2014  |  Love Shoots, Lovely Couples, UK Weddings  |  5 Comments

London = Home

It is also home to a million chicken shops, actually it is scary how many chicken shops there are; we think it may be some soylent green shenanigans.  Given the horse meat saga… it might be pigeons?  Come on, where did the pigeons really go after they were banished from Trafalgar Square?  Makes you think doesn’t it?

However, London is home to some pretty beautiful locations – now throw in some beautiful soon-to-be-married people and of course we are going to get supper happy.  So, this shoot is at the gorgeous Barbican (it’s the ultimate hide and seek location and had Saddam and Osama been there we truly doubt that either of the pair would have been caught);

But, one pair who did get caught – with no trial or execution – are the lovely and in love Bea and Duncan, who have been shot (no pun we swear that is not a run on from that Osama comment) by Maureen Du Preez, in this fantastic brutalist architecture. Your fun nerd fact of the day is that it was built post war 1960’s and 70’s.

These images were captured before the St Jude storms, however if this couple can make brutalist architecture and rain look good, we’ll think they’ll weather anything… and on that pun we will let go and let shutter candy begin!

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