Kate and Reinier are planning their wedding in Sussex this year and they travelled over from the Netherlands for their engagement shoot at the beautiful Birling Gap. The Sussex coastline is indeed stunning and I’d wanted to shoot at this particular location for some time.
We met a couple of hours before sunset on a very cold afternoon in February and despite my fingers nearly dropping off and all of us feeling almost numb, we came away with some lovely images! Kate and Reinier had initially expressed their apprehension about being in front of the camera but that soon dwindled away as we got chatting and shooting.
I received this lovely message from them after they had viewed the finished photos……..
“It was freezing cold but we came away with a really good feeling and the photos have really confirmed that. They are beautiful and we don’t look blue! We love how you’ve captured us and also the landscape. As two people who are not models, don’t feel very photogenic and are often disappointed with pictures of ourselves, these are really special. Thank you so much and I can’t say how happy we are with them. We’ve shared our favourites on Facebook and have shown friends and everyone loves them. I keep staring at them and it’s just so wonderful to see the love you captured in the pictures. It’s really exciting to feel all the moving parts coming together. The countdown is well and truly happening now!” – Kate and Reinier