Beach Wedding/Trash the Dress
Leah and Aidan were married just a few months ago, but they didn’t get many photos of themselves on the day. When Leah emailed me to ask if I would do a trash the dress or day-after shoot with them, and did I have any ideas, I basically went, “YES!” and “Beach!” (I’d always wanted to photograph a beach wedding ). The incredibly organised Aidan immediately went to work to find a suitable location, and came up with Botany Bay on the Kent coastline, which I LOVED. So one Saturday morning we packed our bags – and their car – full of wedding clothes and sunscreen, and off we went for a fun day of photos in the sand (and a really fantastic pub lunch and dinner. We ended up at Whitstable for dinner, and now I’m aching to shoot a Whitstable wedding! It’s SO PRETTY).
Botany Bay is simply gorgeous, and we were lucky enough to find a tiny secluded bay to start off in, before the tide came in and chased us out. We ended up on the main beach, cleverly dodging happy holidaymakers, and then on the way back to the car park we discovered some gorgeous ruins bathed in some even more gorgeous golden sunset light! Yum. Also, it was SO HOT in London that weekend that it was a massive relief to be at the coast and get just a bit of a breeze on our bodies. Paddling didn’t hurt, either 🙂
It turns out that Aidan and Leah live literally two streets down from me, so not only do we all have some lovely photos, but I’ve got some lovely new friends too!