Well ok not 99 ! but a good few accompanied little Miss Poppy and Mum & Dad to the faithful country park last week, I met Poppy when I shot her cake smash, she is a lovely little girl with a big personality, she has a real vintage look about her which I ADORE x
The outfit works perfectly although Poppy wasn’t 100% about the bow !!
Poppy’s Mum Kate has a great eye for design and detail and I just love these balloons with this pretty frock (it IS a frock dontcha think ?) and those curls !!!
Now i’ll let you into a secret.. this was one of those shoots that are more luck than judgement.. Poppy wasn’t really feeling herself AT ALL and really needed lots of Mummy cuddles, so I was really using Mum and Dad’s distractions skills and her Kryptonite.. cheese and raisins !!!!
Poppy did great, we took it at a slow pace and tried to keep it as lighthearted, Poppy had lots of cuddles and we managed to get some sweet shots x
I mean honestly LOOK AT THIS HAT !!!!
A few wandering dogs helped distract us with a wag of a tail and Poppy even fed one beautiful German Shepherd a biscuit !
We had a good stroll through the orchard ..
And then decided we were probably pushing our luck as Poppy was looking pretty fed up ! so we walked past the field and decided to have one last go ..
and then …
THIS HAPPENED !!!! I just love it ! Poppy totally rocked this all by herself ! ❤ it just go to show…working with children and probably animals is BRILLIANT !! and so rewarding !
Thanks so much Poppy xx
There something about a beautiful pregnant bump , that raw beautiful powerful femininity ..I call it the “Beyonce” effect !! and Mina here has it in SPADES !
The beach was off a private estate between Sandwich in Kent and Ham ( no im not kidding ) it was very sunny but pretty windy as you can see !
They were Engaged at Christmas and have a gorgeous home by the seaside.. their first baby is due June 1st
Mina just looks amazing she definitely has that special glow ..
Despite the cold wind the sea was pretty warm , we chose the beach as it was so pretty,
Mina & Steve already know the sex of their baby .. can you guess ?
Is vintage over ? no probably not .. I love vintage weddings but have seen over the last year or so that the quirky personal and unusual have become mainstream and a little dare I say it predictable..
So what if you want a subtle hint of nostalgia ?
Charley wanted “stylish,elegant and casual, if your having a small registry office wedding and a pub lunch you dont want all that fuss ”
I think the same goes for wedding photos, sometimes subtle and simple is needed, which is why I really value my consultation time with clients, it’s as important as taking the images, you cant just do what makes your clients happy unless you listen..
Someone who didnt need any help with his style who BOWIE who literally stole the show ..
So glad Charley and Sam and Bowie loved the photos .. and there is always room for a little vintage kitsch