Alex & Audrey’s Engagement Shoot…

Wedding Photos by Paola De Paola Photography

Brighton Engagement Shoot with Paola De Paola…

This lovely engagement shoot was sent over to me by Mr & Mrs Unique supplier Paola De Paola Photography. I instantly loved the photos… For one I love the colour co-ordinated outfits and secondly it looked like they had a right blast doing the shoot! Thats what its all about… having fun, creating special memories, recording precious moments of your relationship.

Here Alex tells us a bit more about how they met, their engagement and a bit more about the actual shoot:

Alex…

How did you meet…

Our mutual friends came up with this idea of introducing us but couldn’t find the right moment until one day when I was walking down the street in Forest Hill and literally bumped into them together with Audrey. We’ve been together ever since – 4 happy years and many more to come!

Tell us about the proposal…

We both secretly came up with the same idea to propose to each other at exactly the same time, on our second anniversary, and were working on two totally different plans and then at some point I have found out what Audrey was up to and had to confess about my intentions too:)

We ended up going for a romantic trip to Barcelona and exchanging the rings we designed together! 

What made you do an engagement shoot… 

Like most people, we are camera shy, so we wanted to get used to the camera and bond with Paola before the stress of the big day hit us. It was a great experience and we really enjoyed it!

Tell us about the shoot and why you chose Brighton…

We chose Brighton because this was where we went for our first trip together, so it will always be a special place for us. It is also very arty and pretty town so each and every corner was full of photographic opportunities. The pictures turned out amazing, couldn’t have asked for more!

Here Paola tells us a bit about meeting the couple and working with them on the shoot…

WeddingPaola…

The Meeting…

It’s 9pm and I’m on the train going back home after a meeting with Alex and Audrey in the South Bank. They found me through google, searching for “same sex wedding photographer in London”.

They are such a lovely couple that time past by very quickly and without noticing two hours went by. They had just returned from a holiday in Italy so we had much to talk about. Their excitement for food and people that they’d met was still very tangible.

Wedding Plans…

Alex and Audrey decided to have their ceremony and reception at Location 18. A very versatile venue that from Monday to Friday is a photographic film studio, and on weekends is a wedding venue. Ah, I love London, it’s so creative and fun.

Brighton…

A few months later we met up again in sunny Brighton. Oh, what a wonderful day out. Sun, food, drinks, seaside and many photographs. Why an engagement shoot in Brighton? Because it’s such a vibrant, exciting, lively, creative, buzzing place and when the sun is out it is absolutely amazing. It really felt like being on holiday for the day.

We ate al fresco. We walked on the beach. We had ice-cream and so much fun. It really felt like being with old friends.

I truly enjoyed this engagement shoot, full of energy, love, big smiles and feelings. You can definitely detect the energy in the pictures, a strong, deep, and tender one. A little magic captured with a click. Really looking forward to the wedding day now…

Thanks to Paola for sharing the images with us. A massive congratulations to Alex and Audrey as I know you got married this weekend- Cant wait to see your photos!

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1 thought on “Alex & Audrey’s Engagement Shoot…”

  1. Hi Erica,

    Many thanks for sharing, yes now I can see the images. Paolaxx

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