London Bride & her boy {AKA Charley & Marcus}

8 Feb 2013

One rainy cold day in West Sussex Mr & Mrs London Bride came down to the cottage for a shoot with me.  As part of what I offer my mentoring students they get to see me ‘in action’ shooting a couple, which I find is one of the biggest insights for any photographer.  It was literally one of those days when you look outside praying that the rain would stop but you know it didn’t.  What I love about the shooting in a mentor session is that it is real I ensure that I don’t have other photographers to pose for me, as this is about real couples in real situations that you would face in your shooting life as a photographer.  It would be easier to use people that are used to posing and being in front of the camera right?  But then that would defeat the object.  So we had some tea and cake and I was starting to get nervous with the rain thumping down I made the decision that it would have to be inside; now my house is cute but making a space work inside is tricky.  I will not lie I felt sick with worry about it what it did is that it pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to shoot in an environment that I am not used to shooting in.  Meanwhile the gorgeous Charley & her boy were equally getting nervous and so I take a deep breath and start to shoot them, now these two are gorgeous but nervous and I was in my dark cottage with the lovely mentor student Jo watching me so no pressure then.  But you know what to let go and feel the fear and do it anyway is good, I shot from my heart made that connection to Charley & Marcus and bingo.  These two love birds are all kinds of gorgeous, I would photograph them again in a heartbeat, next time having them run bare foot through a meadow with the sun setting….


  1. Posted February 8, 2013 at 09:56 | #

    So so beautiful! A stunning set of images.

  2. Posted February 8, 2013 at 10:03 | #

    Gorgeous couple and wonderful images as usual

  3. Posted February 8, 2013 at 10:55 | #

    Love, love their giggly together photos. That Charley is a bit gorgeous, isn’t she? With a handsome Marcus to match. x

  4. Posted February 8, 2013 at 11:46 | #

    I love black and white ones of them on the bed, with the florals on Marcus’ tie playing off Charley’s top! So gorgeous and intimate. Beautiful images!

  5. Posted February 8, 2013 at 13:19 | #

    Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous couple. I LOVE Charley so much xxxx

  6. Posted February 10, 2013 at 19:22 | #

    Aw, thanks so much again Jo, you certainly worked your magic with us and that cottage of yours! We love them and really enjoyed the session (which let me tell you is quite the miracle!) xxx

  7. Sarah Gawler
    Posted February 11, 2013 at 22:42 | #

    ooooooo Jo! I LOVE these shots – especially the indoors snuggled up ones and the ones with the floral backdrop… yumminess all round x

  8. Posted February 14, 2013 at 13:20 | #

    These images are fab. I’m sure they are very happy with them.

  9. Posted February 26, 2013 at 12:03 | #

    A whole load of yumminess here! very cool.
    And good to see you don’t use other photographers as models, it does change things.

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