It's been another busy summer here at Murakami Photography, but we are back, and have many exciting blog entries to make! Knowing where to begin is the hard part, lol. We have been blessed to photograph some amazing portrait sessions and weddings this summer, so I think it's time to share :)
To get the ball rolling again, I wanted to blog a lovely couple we met at Lisa and Simon's Bournemouth wedding in April 2008. Lynsey and Steven are an amazing couple, not just because they are from Scotland ;) They married just a few months ago, and while we weren't able to photograph their wedding, we had talked about getting together for a post wedding Encore session whenever they had the time. They were down recently to visit Lisa and Simon, as well as baby Ruby (Congrats again to Lisa and Simon on the newest family member!)
An Encore photo shoot is our take on the 'Trash the Dress, Rock the Frock, Cherish the Dress' type photo sessions. Rather than trashing any dresses, we approach this as a fun way to create lasting memories of the newlyweds in their wedding outfits. To us it's about cool photos in a location that perhaps wasn't possible on the wedding day, either due to distance (Scotland to the New Forest on a wedding day is a bit prohibitive, lol) or perhaps lack of time available on the wedding day to do an extended photo session. The end result is a collection of images that are cherished and displayed so children and future generations will be able to see you were fun and occasionally a little cool ;)
Lyns loved the images we took of Claire and Darrell in the New Forest near Rhinefield House so we planned to use that location. The area is a beautiful part of the New Forest and we know it well from previous wedding photography at Rhinefield House Hotel. We are often commissioned to photograph in the same venues but never see things the same way, the weather, the light and the couple are always different and bring something unique that inspires us. Once I saw Steven in his kilt, I knew this session would be different. It was going to be much more dramatic and mystical. We could not plan to have such a fantastic sunset so when we noticed the sky was starting to colour up we headed out onto the moorland to take full advantage.
Thank you to Lynsey and Steven for being so wonderful and easy to photograph. Also a huge thanks to Lisa and Simon for allowing to us to meet up at her house and providing a place for Lynsey to change into her wedding gown. It was great to see everyone all together again and David and I to meet Ruby for the first time :)
So, with no more delays, here is a selection from Lynsey and Steven's New Forest post wedding Encore session! Hope you enjoy!
Get in touch with Teri and David call 01202 519659 or via the main website Murakami Photography
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