Gently Windswept Fine Art Engagement Shoot by Nesta Lloyd
I’m absolutely loving this fine art photography engagement shoot on the blog this morning. Lovely Lauren and Will took to the beautiful shoreline of Anglesey, North Wales with Nesta Lloyd Photography. Nesta captured these gorgeous images for the couple ahead of their wedding day in October this year.
I adore the light in these images, the wilds of the welsh coastline, the love that these two share, the laughs and the fabulously gently windswept touch.
The Photography – A Dash of Fine Art
I love Nesta’s work, her photography is alternative, creative and natural, she describes her style as ‘documenting emotion, soul and energy with a dash of fine art’ I think that pretty much sums up this beautiful shoot! Let me hand you over to Lauren to tell you more about the day;
The Love Story
We were at school together, though in different years and while we knew of each other, we didn’t get together until we left. We reconnected a few years after leaving school, while out for dinner with mutual friends. We went for our first date shortly after and here we are eight years later!
The shoot was at Newborough Sands, on Anglesey. We wanted a backdrop that would be different to the wedding day. We’d been to Newborough several times before, so knew that it had a beautiful beach but also had forested areas (as well as old ruins and a lighthouse) for a variety of different photo settings.
The engagement happened around where we live, in Herne Hill in south east London. Will left a series of cryptic clues on postcards with some of the shops and pubs. The final clue lead to the top of the hill in Brockwell Park where Will was waiting by the bandstand.
The engagement ring is a custom made one from Alex Monroe in London. Will chose Alex Monroe as he knew Lauren really liked their jewellery (thanks to some not-so-subtle hints)!
Lauren was wearing a navy Bardot dress from ASOS and a rusty orange scarf from Zara. Her necklace is by Alex Monroe.
We particularly enjoyed the photos taken on some rather slippery rocks by the sea with the tide coming in. It was simultaneously invigorating, romantic and terrifying!
Advice for Others
Have a good think about where you would want it to take place – we discussed lots of different options before settling on the one we did. It’s nice to have some link to a place-somewhere with sentimental value.
Thanks so much to Lauren and Will for sharing these lovely images with us and to Nesta Lloyd for her gorgeous photography. Sending love and best wishes to Lauren and Will for your big day in October, I can’t wait to see your photos.