First Engagment Shoot of the Year!

Last weekend I was in North Norfolk for my first engagement shoot of the year. The lovely Max and Megan are getting married there in the summer, and we’d scheduled their engagement shoot for when the worst of the winter weather had passed. What we got was a reasonably bright day – thankfully devoid of rain!

It was a bit of journey down memory lane for me, as I lived in that part of the world when I was of primary-school age (which is clearly a loooong time ago now!). So it was fun to see the old landmarks and streets I’d not seen in many years. Max and Megan had told me they were keen to get some of their wedding shots at the beach, so it made complete sense to go there for the engagement shoot too – I’ve already got some great ideas for on the big day. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you may have seen some of these pictures already – but here are a few of my favourites from the day:

The day wasn't completely without incident, I failed to stop one of my flash guns toppling into the sand, which managed to break the radio trigger off it – I think it’s repairable and I spent 30 mins clearing sand out of the flash when I got home (still works though!). I also took the opportunity to shoot some film too, which adds a certain amount of anticipation as of course there isn’t the instant gratification of seeing the image.  I’m trying out a new lab in Lincoln for my development so I'll see how they look after a better-quality scan.

Here are some of the film pictures, as you can see they have a slight different 'feel' to them:

This weekend heralds the return of the annual Photography Show at the NEC.  I first went a few years as a hobbyist, but now I’m definitely in professional mode!  I’m there on Monday for the Pro Conference, and I’ve got a long list of vendors to see, including USB drive makers, album suppliers, my online client gallery hosts, as well as some training providers (there’s always something else to learn.)

Watch out on my Instagram feed for some pictures on Monday!

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Alan Hall

Owner and Founder of A D Hall Photography, a Lincoln (UK) based company offering wedding photography, portraits, family photoshoots and event photography.