Rosie and Dan: A Romantic, Rural Portrait Session

To say it has been an unexpected year would be an understatement. However, Rosie and Dan weren’t going to let covid get in the way of their special day. Planning a celebration with their larger guest list for next year, they decided to have an intimate wedding with close friends and family at All Saints Church in Ashwellthorpe, located deep inside dreamy, rural Norfolk countryside. I met them as they left the church as newlyweds, smiling lovingly at each other as I cheered and whooped! Their guests left the church through a side door and got in to position for a confetti line. 

Shortly after this, I swept the couple away for a portrait session amongst a wooded area with a lake behind the church. It was so pretty and we were spoilt for locations to shoot at. We then wandered further away from the church and stumbled on a hilly field, perfect for some romantic shots. The open space was perfect for highlighting their gorgeous wedding clothes. Rosie’s awesome bargain hunting skills allowed her to find her dream dress for just £40 off Ebay! The feathered cape was from a brand called Biba. Dan’s suit came from a brand called Cavani. He purchased his shirt from Primark, while his tie and pocket square came from Ebay as well. Can we also take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous the flowers from Florence and Flowers are! I am so in love them! The colours popped so nicely against the white gown and feathers. 

After strolling back to the front of the church, Rosie and Dan mentioned a nearby wildflower field, where they would like to take some more photos. If you have been following me for a while, you may be aware that I adore photos taken amongst flowers: so I excitedly agreed to follow them there. The field was full of of a wide variety of flowers, with bumble bees and butterflies swarming to it like children to an ice cream van. It was beautiful. I took photos of them in several spots across the field as well as some individual shots to pick out the details in their clothes. 

Prior to the day, Rosie and Dan had excitedly told me they have props for the photo shoot: a parasol, a cane and a feathered fan. Once I had taken Dan’s individual photos, he sprinted towards the car to grab the props. First of all we took some photos with the parasol. I really liked the way the lace created a shadowy pattern across the couple, whilst also not blocking out any of the sunlight. Rosie described a photo she saw of a couple standing side by side, with the woman facing away with the fan behind their back. We decided to recreate this shot as well as putting our own spin on it. 

I had such a lovely afternoon taking photos with these two. They are so full of love and creativity that it excites me to photograph them. I can’t wait for their celebration next year, as I know it will be INCREDIBLE! <3