While you’re wedding planning, things can get a little stressful with spreadsheets and budgets… so it’s the perfect time to plan something romantic and lovely you can do together.

Top of my list for magical pre-wedding adventures is a couple photoshoot / engagement shoot. I’d explain why I love these so much, but I think Josh and Onyinye will cover it pretty well without me having to say a single word! Their images are stunningly beautiful, full of heart and wonderfully romantic. If you ever wondered whether an engagement photoshoot was a good idea… I think this stunning pair offer a resounding YES in every single image.

Today’s blog blew me away when it landed in my inbox – the images are out of this world.

Gorgeous couple Katia and John describe themselves as a crazy couple who love to have fun and laugh a lot together. They met in a restaurant by accident, due to a mix up of the bills, and from the moment they laid eyes on each other, they became inseparable. Their love shines from these photos – everything about them is beautiful.

Katia and John photographed by St Paul's Cathedral in London. She wears a pale coral longline off the shoulder dress. He's in black tie and suit. Captured by Eva Tarnok Photography

Lovelies, I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine and having a fabulous weekend somewhere fabulous! We’ll be heading to my folks’ house and hoping for a cake picnic in the garden… but before I go, I wanted to introduce you to gorgeous couple Tawonga and Ed. They got engaged in 2020, and they’re planning their wedding for this summer – but first, they had a pre-wedding photoshoot with our lovely friend Hannah K Photography. I wanted to share this with you because a) it’s super romantic and these two are the absolute sweetest and b) I’m a big advocate of engagement shoots! They’re a chance to spend a little time in your wedding photographer’s company, get used to the camera and capture some special memories of your engagement. 

This time last year, we were all feeling more than a little lost. 12 months on, and I’m feeling positive about the summer. It really feels as though weddings will be back to normal before we know it! So I’m excited, and happy, and looking forward to a fresh start very soon. Which brings me to today’s lovely, loved-up, outdoorsy engagement shoot. Ruth and Liz are our gorgeous couple who are hoping for a sunny wedding in their field with their horses in Cornwall!

Strange how life online sometimes seems so far away from pandemics and social distancing, isn’t it. Strange how our reality is on screen – and how far away the world can seem sometimes. The Covid pandemic has made me realise a few things about wedding blogging. Most important I guess is that I’m not just writing about weddings. Over the last 12 months there haven’t been so many of those. But what keeps me going, what keeps me happy and smiling back at my screen is LOVE.

engagement and wedding photography Cotswolds, Joab Smith Photography