I can't tell you how happy it makes me when I ask a bride if she'd be willing to go to the beach on her big day, and she throws a pair of flip flops at me in reply.
The sea was shimmering as we drove along to New Brighton on the morning of Thomas and Sarah's wedding, which dawned so surprisingly beautiful after a rather awful week weather wise. We arrived there early to scout out the area, grabbed coffees, saw the sea and sand and thus began one of my all time favourite weddings to date.
Thomas and Sarah were just a joy to shoot. Best friends since 1998, they were just so in love it bubbled out of them. The bride was a classic beauty, and the groom shy with a cheeky grin. What more could we ask for? We whisked them off to walk the New Brighton promenade and through Vale Park in Wallasy, Merseyside, and I think the photographs speak for themselves.
Just something to think about for brides to be; when your photographer suggests trying something a little out of your comfort zone, think about it carefully before saying no. Yes, we understand that you will be wearing the most precious dress of your life and wrecking it is the last thing you want to do, but if you don't want photographs like everyone else, you have to be prepared to do something that not everyone else will do. I doubt Sarah wanted to get sand in the delicate lace of her stunning designer gown, but we couldn't have gotten photographs like this in a hotel room ... and we managed to shake the sand out anyway! Just something to bear in mind.
Congratulations Thomas and Sarah!