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Swiss Garden Pre-Wedding shoot {Charli and James}


I loved capturing these moments - Charli and James are a couple, full of fun, love and excitement.  They had been guests at a wedding I shot in the Summer,  so I was delighted when they got in touch about their own wedding photography.   When we first met to talk about what they wanted from their photos, they confessed they'd already made their minds up they wanted to book me.  Brilliant!  How can I not enjoy meeting with couples who understand my passion, know how I work, and love my images?? I arranged this pre-wedding shoot for the three of us to have some time together in this beautiful setting.  The Swiss Garden at Shuttleworth is really amazing, we almost had the place to ourselves. The light was beautiful despite the cold, with plenty of indoor nooks to explore too.  Charli and James admitted they felt uneasy at first, but they soon started to enjoy the adventure. We all agreed what fun it had been and I just cannot wait to photograph them again on their Wedding day.












On the walk from the Swiss Cottage to the underground grotto, we were very excited to spot one of the garden's peacocks, his beautiful blue plumage being Charli's favourite colour. 





The light in the cave like grotto was divine, I just love this beautiful natural portrait of Charli. Happy relaxed and definately in love.




We sat in the cafe and warmed up over a hot drink, chatting excitedly about wedding plans.  When the day has passed, all you have left is your photographs to help those memories return. I love being the one entrusted with that job!


So tell me? Where would be your ideal engagement shoot? Or where did you have yours? Leave me your answer in the comments please.



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    Charli Wednesday, 12 December 2012

    Am so unbelievably happy with these photos, both of us agreed that we had made the right choice in choosing Sharon.
    Not only is she a fantastic, quirky lady but probably the best photographer I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and been lucky enough to have been photographed by her.
    I just cant wait for the wedding photos as i know i will have all the best moments photographed and i know i will have the best memories within the photos.

    I would recommend Sharon to any couple who are looking for a photographer who makes them feel relaxed but who can also capture the best natural shots.

  • SCP
    SCP Sunday, 16 December 2012

    Charli! Thank you so much for that recommendation. I know that you relaxed and enjoyed this and it shows so much in your photos.

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    James Sunday, 16 December 2012

    Untill now I've never looked at a photo of myself without cringing in one way or another! To have a whole load of photos is amazing. Now I'm so excited to see our wedding photos, thanks Sharon you are amazing!

  • SCP
    SCP Sunday, 16 December 2012

    Well how much that makes me smile, James! A perfect reason to have a pre-wedding shoot for anyone who, like lots of us, feels uncomfortable in front of the camera. We will have such fun on your very special day.

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    Liz Greenhalgh Wednesday, 26 December 2012

    I love the way your images tell a story, they have elements of fun, laughter, emotion and love. Such a pleasure to look at again and again

  • SCP
    SCP Wednesday, 26 December 2012

    How kind, thanks Liz, smiles and love really make a perfect engagement shoot.

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