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Mad, exciting, colourful and painty engagement shoot

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (29)There’s a thin line between being creative and ever so slightly mad, and David and Rachel are right on that line… in fact they’re dancing along the line, happily making the most amazing pre wedding shoot with photographer Lucy West. And I love them to bits – this is inspiring, hilarious, gorgeous and thrilling.

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (25)David and Rachel are all about romance and playfulness. This photo is really sweet – and I love Rachel’s cheeky smile too. Definitely a couple who have a lot of fun together!

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (33)If like my Star Bride Sally you’re wondering whether to have an engagement shoot, then look at these photos and imagine what a memorable and crazy day out you could have…

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Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (31)Heee! Love these cheeky photos…

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Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (28)Rachel’s nails hint at the colour explosion that’s about to hit…

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Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (24)Did I mention what a stunning couple they make? Model material, the pair of them!

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (23)They chose what photographer Lucy West describes as “a smelly, muddy old warehouse where the ceiling is pretty much collapsing on your head” for the shoot.

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (22)… probably a wise move – the textures make for gorgeous photos, and well – you can’t do this kind of thing in a stately home or on an urban photo shoot. Keep reading…

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Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (17)Sweet and romantic photos – peeking through a hole in the wall.

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (16)And then it all goes crazy – I’ve never seen a couple so up for it on an engagement shoot! I love this.

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (15)Love it love it love it…

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Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (13)Sorry mum, he started it…

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (12)And the writing on the wall is great…

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Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (7)If the marketing guys at Daz are watching, bet you can’t get this lot out.

Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (5)Luckily at the end of the shoot Rachel had a little bit of pink left. It would have been a shame to waste it so…

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Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (3)… David got to wear it home.

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Lucy West fun engagement photography UK (34)Fabulously creative or what?! I can’t wait to see Rachel and David’s wedding, which promises to be another blast of colour (but with a little less paint).

Thanks to Lucy West for sharing this shoot with us on English Wedding. Lucy is a wedding photographer from Greater Manchester – for more information about her please visit Lucy West Images.

I had to ask how Rachel and David got home. Luckily they had a couple of plastic sheets for the shoot, just in case. They were placed carefully in the car and our beautifully bonkers couple drove home, all painty.

 

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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19 COMMENTS
  • Wow! What a fantastic couple and fantastic shoot! Love the explosion of colour

  • Sally
    8 years ago

    Love this, especially the shot through the ‘hole’! And you’re right Claire you have inspired me.. I’ve been emailing potential E-Shoot photographers this morning!! xxxxx

  • What a crazy e-shoot – but fab idea!! Looks like they had lots of fun! Wonder how many baths they needed after though! 🙂

  • chris hanley
    8 years ago

    brilliant in every sense of the word. Well Done Luce
    C x

  • bycostello
    8 years ago

    Brave couple and all that paint…. great shoot though….

  • necklace
    8 years ago

    Wow! Great shots. What a wonderful use of colour. Well done. You are very talented.

  • Jenny mcavoy
    8 years ago

    Gorgeous, fun & quirky

  • Haha! Fantastic! I love images that make me smile! x

  • Lucy West
    8 years ago

    Thanks so much everyone…I felt spoilt having such a gorgeous couple up for so much fun…watch this space for the wedding in June!! 😀

  • Andrea Egan
    8 years ago

    Two of the most colourful, gorgeous, fun people I have the pleasure to know. Just typically Rach and David. Beautiful captures, Lucy, of a fun and precious day.

  • Micah Purnell
    8 years ago

    Great Choice Of Colours – Brilliant!

  • Karoline
    8 years ago

    The shoot explodes of love and color! 🙂

  • Kathryn Louise
    8 years ago

    I absolutely love this shoot! I think it is impossible to look through these photos without them making you smile!

  • Emma
    8 years ago

    This has to be one of my favourite e-shoots I have seen! I love it! I think my favourite photos have to be the one’s where Rachel is pouring the paint over David and the one where they are both holding their hands out.

  • Ann Atkins
    8 years ago

    What a fun and imaginative shoot. I love it!
    Your daughter, is a mini you Kath.

  • Joanne Spencer
    8 years ago

    This is genius! I absolutely freaking love it, excellent job.
    (oh, and I sincerely hope you were on a zoom lens? I would like to pay the bill to have equipment cleaned from all that messiness!) x

  • Lorna
    7 years ago

    Love, Love, Love this!

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