Surrey post-wedding photo shoot in Dorking
Surrey post-wedding photo shoot. I was delighted when Shikha and Salman asked me to conduct their Surrey post-wedding photoshoot. Shikha and Salman chose a civil ceremony near picturesque Bury St. Edmunds and a traditional wedding in India.
The outdoor post-wedding shoot was the perfect way to complete their wedding portfolio with a beautiful series of portraits of just the two of them.
Shikha and Salman’s is a beautiful back story. They met in India in early 2009 when Salman was holding auditions for the college fashion show. Salman chose Shikha to walk the catwalk with him and Shikha even went on to land the ‘Best Female Model’ award!
Their feelings blossomed and the couple took the decision to pursue higher studies outside of India, moving to Sheffield to study for a Master’s degree. After a couple of years of living together, they left their jobs in London and moved to Ipswich.
Marriage was soon on the cards, followed by a lovely countryside post-wedding shoot!
About the Post Wedding Shoot
Shikha and Salman chose the charming market town of Dorking for their photos. The session began with some cute, candid shots outside a coffee shop, followed by a short drive out into the countryside. The natural backdrop of a clear blue sky, fields and trees provided the perfect backdrop for the main shoot.
Shikha and Salman’s warmth and love for each other is so evident, it’s infectious and their natural rapport comes out in the photos. I had great fun capturing them chatting, hugging, and being playful with each other – at one point Shikha used her scarf to tease Salman with great visual effect.
I’m a great believer in keeping things as natural as possible, from the setting to the posing. The result is a series of very real, very honest photos that convey the connection between the couple.
Towards the end of the shoot I took some individual photos of Shikha and Salman, again using the scenery and natural light and darks of the landscape to enhance the images. We wrapped up with some shots of Shikha and Salman simply holding each other, again the emotion between them is palpable.
Thank you, Shikha, and Salman for choosing me for your post-wedding shoot, it was great fun. I wish you all the very best for the future. Thanks to my friend, Gabriela Matei, for her tireless work throughout.
Wedding Photographer Surrey, London and Destinations
Pre and post-wedding photoshoots are fabulous for creating additional mementoes. Also, with so much going on your actual wedding day, it can be hard to get time away to take relaxed, fun couples portraits.
A post-wedding shoot allows you to get some fantastic photos of you together without feeling hurried or under pressure.