Frensham Pond Engagement Shoot, Surrey
I met again with Charlotte and Paul, this time for their engagement shoot. We’d met previously for them to show me around their stunning wedding venue of Cain Manor in Surrey. This time, we met at Frensham Pond Hotel also in Surrey. The hotel sits right on Frensham Pond– which is more like a lake really! It has gorgeous outdoor seating, perfect for a drink and a catch-up before we went on to shoot.
This location was a photographers dream! Honestly! One location and you have gorgeous driftwood fences, a beautiful freshwater pond, ducks and swans. Plus deep forest areas, gorgeous purple heather, hidden boardwalks within the forest not to mention the beach and sand dunes too! There were plenty of options; we could have spent the whole day here easily.
Choosing to shoot at 6pm meant we had 2 hours of the most gorgeous light to play with. Anyone who knows me or who has shot with me should know I get pretty excited when there is gorgeous light around. These guys dealt with my ‘sunlight geekness’ wonderfully and I got to try out my new glass prisms too. These reflect the light in unusual angles to create sparkles and magic!
We found this hidden boardwalk whilst getting lost in the forest, Paul climbed a tree and they both got in the pond!
All in all a successful pre-wedding shoot I’d say!
This wonderful location is also only 3 miles from their wedding venue of Cain Manor. When their wedding comes around in May next year, you may see some lovely wedding photos of these guys in this location. I’d love to get them back here on their wedding day!