Vicki and Daniel – Engagement Photos Mote Park Maidstone

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Sunny Engagement Photos with Vicki and Daniel in Mote Park – Maidstone

We were so excited to get their enquiry for us to capture their Wedding Day and Handfasting Ceremony.

When we got the enquiry from Vicki and Daniel, we had a sense that we were going to have great fun with them and we weren’t wrong!

They explained to use that their wedding was planned as a very small and intimate event and that they had fallen in love with the idea of a Handfasting ceremony at The Lost Village of Dode just outside of Gravesend in North Kent. 

Now, we have being involved in weddings since 2014 – but have never been involved in a handfasting service so we will admit that we were straight onto Google and we instantly fell in love with the intimacy, meaning and quirkiness of it – we knew that Vicki and Daniel were a couple we really wanted to to have the opportunity to document their special day.

As such, we reached out to them and following some email and telephone conversations, we sorted out an engagement session as this is a great opportunity for our couples to see how we work and to also see themselves in our photos.

Now we are not ones to drop people in it! But – we had a date in our diary and were already to go, when we got an email from Vicki explaining that despite her letting him know the date booked, Daniel had thought he had been super nice and arranged something on that day for her birthday! Now as the person typing this is a married man with a family  – I kind of had huge sympathy with Daniel as it is the sort of thing I would do as a well meaning partner – only to get it wrong (sorry Daniel!). So we agreed to rearrange the date to a weekend in September.

The day arrived and the weather forecast was one of overcast skies and out the window of Redberry’s office, it did look rather grey. However, we don’t ;let this kind of stuff put us off and we are always prepared no matter the weather. We had arranged a time which was around 2 hours before sunset so that we could use that beautiful natural light.

We don’t do rainy weddings and it turns out we don’t do rainy engagement sessions!

We met up with Vicki and Daniel and despite the grey morning and the poor weather forecast, the sun had decided to pay us a visit. We often say “we don’t do rainy weddings” and it now turns out the we don’t do rainy engagement sessions either.
 
On meeting Vicki and Daniel, I knew that they were keen to get some great photos as they had clearly read our engagement photography session tips leaflet which we send through to our couples, although they were naturally nervous about the whole experience. However, after a bit of a walk, a chat and taking the first few photos, we could tell that they liked to have fun and enjoy themselves – so we also knew that some of our fun ways would go down well and get the best opportunity of capturing their natural reactions.
 
Of course with the warm weather comes the inevitable day-trippers, but we managed to get some great photos of Vicki and Daniel even though they were of course being watched! We got about halfway around the Lake and took advantage of Mote House as a background – even persuading them to go up to the doors and sit on the steps by the “Private Property” sign so we could get some photos of them “breaking the rules” (please note I have previously spoken with the staff there and it is not really a problem). Daniel jumped out of his skin when a couple of members of staff opened the door!
 
It was a fantastic afternoon and so much so that we actually completed the edit of their photographs over night – we normally say around 2 weeks for these type of sessions. We can’t wait to photograph their special day in 2022 at The Lost Village of Dode and their wedding at the Archbishop’s Palace in Maidstone.
 
To chat to us about your wedding photography or an engagement session why not get in contact with us.

Vicki’s and Daniel’s Lucky, Sunny Pre-Wedding Engagement Photography

 
Please see below for some of our favourites from their beautiful pre-wedding photography session…
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To chat to us about your wedding photography or an engagement session why not get in contact with us.

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