Stanmer Park engagement shoot: Fred + Nicola

Stanmer Park is one of my favourite places to shoot. You've got the beautiful woods and fields, the gorgeous village of Stanmer, and then an orchard, which at this time of year is blooming with fruit and colourful flowers. Stanmer House is the perfect place to catch up beforehand, run through wedding plans, discuss photography and eat mint choc ice cream (not a necessity, but advised!).

This is Fred + Nicola - they're getting married this year and we met up last weekend to chat weddings and take some photos. It was hot. Like, really, really hot. I wore denim dungarees (black ones), which I instantly regretted (who wears black denim when it is 30 degrees plus? Me apparently). The mint choc ice cream helped...a bit.

Fred + Nicola love nature and were completely in their element wandering around Stanmer. We spent a fair amount of time in the woods to escape the bonkers heat, but braved the sunshine to capture Stanmer in all its golden glory. 

Really looking forward to when I see these guys again (on their wedding day - woo!). They're bloody lovely, and I had such a great afternoon with them both.

Here are some of my favourites from their engagement shoot..