April 30, 2009 alan

Lorraine & James – Engagement Shoot

I have a thing about asking people to smile for photos. I don’t do it. The best way to get natural smiles is to photograph people who are already happy, fun people enjoying themselves while I photograph them. I’m lucky cos most people I get to photograph are seem relaxed in front of my camera; maybe not immediately, but shortly into the shoot they realise that actually having their photo taken is pretty easy and we end up having a great time getting images at whichever location we find ourselves in.

Lorraine & James get married next month and we spent an hour on Easter Sunday walking the streets of Birmingham looking for cool places to shoot. Here’s just a taste of what we came back with… “Say Cheese!”

Sometimes you never know what might happen when you set up a shot…

Can’t wait for the wedding guys. Don’t forget to smile! 😉

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Comments (12)

  1. Ian

    Beautiful shots ,apart from the third from bottom.This must have been taken pre-match rather than post-match, because he have nothing to smile about after the game.


    Lovin them!!! My favourite is the one with the shadow – love it and I would also love the flower street art.
    They’re brilliant so different but so natural.


  3. Mum and Dad B

    They are great – love the one of James pulling Lorraine along and the one with Selfridges in the background. Slight disagreement on whether to order the one with the Villa fan! Roll on the wedding photos. xxx

  4. Rachel and Mark

    really great pictures, can’t wait for the real wedding ones!

  5. Caroline (Lors Sis)

    3rd one down – COOL! Luv it! Really like 5th one (1st B&W and 2nd colour).
    7th & 8th Fab!
    Adore 11th (Lor with 1/2 naked men! YEAH!)
    12th, 13th, 15th, 16th and 17th and 18th Fantastic! Especially the one with the footie fan (dont know who he is supporting though)

  6. Uncle Jim

    What a great couple they make. Lovely photos of Lorraine and James. It seems that the Villa fan is pleased that the Blues will be joining Villa in the Premier League.

  7. Gail

    The photos are amazing – it does help that you both look like a couple of models – hate you!!
    Can’t wait for the wedding xx

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