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ENGAGEMENTS // Melina & David’s Sunny Boho Lakeside Engagement Shoot

Meet Melina and David.  They’re getting married next summer in London.  And that photo you’ve just seen? Probably one of my favourites  I’ve ever taken.

This shoot will always be a bit of a special one.  Do you remember the  Oxfam Wedding Auction back in May?  Loads of us wedding industry vendors donated their products and services to raise money for Oxfam (in fact I think the auction raised a total of over £35,000 by the end!).  Melina and David generously bid on, and won, my engagement shoot lot, which was to be styled by Meryl of Homegrown Bride.  Emails flew back and forth, a pinterest board was up within hours, and we managed to get some fantastic vendors on board.  Yes, we pushed the boat out a little (and in more ways than one) but we all wanted to create something really special.  I like to think we did just that :)



Big thanks to Melina and David for being so wonderful and open to ideas! I hope you love these images as much as I do.  Special thanks to Brick House Farm for letting us use their incredible venue – FYI brides, they’re also a WEDDING VENUE – awesome or what!?

Also thank you to a wonderful team:
Styling : Meryl of Home Grown Bride
Flowers (+ AMAZING floral headband) : Gwenda of The Vintage Floral Design Co
Make Up : Ana Ospina
Venue : Brick House Farm

Alexa - This is just the most beautiful shoot Kat, so stunning, the couple, the styling, the photography, the LIGHT! You. are. amazing.
xxJuly 31, 2012 – 10:40 am

Sharon Roberts - gorgeous, gorgeous. gorgeous!July 31, 2012 – 10:53 am

Lisa Devlin - Wow Kat, these are something else.July 31, 2012 – 11:00 am

louise | b.loved - Breathtakingly beautiful!! Love love love!! xoJuly 31, 2012 – 11:00 am

Gina Soden - Quite simply; superbJuly 31, 2012 – 11:37 am

Kate Ruth Romey - Absolutely wonderful shoot Kat! What a super team xxJuly 31, 2012 – 11:44 am

Laura Jayne - OMG, amazing Kat and Mel! Beautiful work, they are all simply stunning! XxxJuly 31, 2012 – 11:54 am

Kat - Thank you so much everyone! :)July 31, 2012 – 8:35 pm

Cristina Rossi - Super fantabulous! Incredible images, you should be very proud of yourself! Wonderful team indeed!! xxxJuly 31, 2012 – 9:52 pm

Funmi Omotade-Tan - Beautiful work and congratulations to all involved, especially Melina and David!July 31, 2012 – 10:10 pm

Annabel - Love My Dress Wedding Blog - This is absolutely incredible, I am SO PROUD of the Oxfam Auction and all the amazing donations so kindly gifted by industry people like you Kat – this is the most gorgeous engagement shoot – like no other! Very, very well done you. Absolutely in love with these photographs.

And yes, the auction raised nearly £40k thanks to the generosity of people like yourself :)


xXxJuly 31, 2012 – 11:04 pm

Clare Tam-Im - WOW! I love these! Amazing work as always, and so inspirational! xxJuly 31, 2012 – 11:18 pm

Lisa - Oh my…..lovelyAugust 1, 2012 – 1:46 am

Renza - Amazing!!!! Beautiful couple, I love the headpiece, the rustic venue Luv all of itAugust 1, 2012 – 5:29 am

Kelly Spence - Wow, wow, wow! Absolutely gorgeous Kat! Your couple must be so thrilled with those images! And beautiful styling Meryl! Well done ladies! xAugust 1, 2012 – 7:57 am

Nataliya - Stunning work Kat!August 1, 2012 – 10:41 am

Jin - Wow – absolutely beautiful!August 1, 2012 – 11:57 am

Laura {Babb Photo} - Beautiful. xAugust 2, 2012 – 10:45 am

Kat - Awww, thanks for all your lovely comments everyone! xAugust 3, 2012 – 7:36 am

Jayne Sacco - OMG these are so blooming lovely! Melina & David must be so thrilled. They must have been a dream to photograph. The location is amazing, the light is beautiful, the couple are in love, the styling is devine and you are one super talented photographer! XAugust 4, 2012 – 6:13 am

Jenna Carpenter - WOW – These photographs are simply amazing!xAugust 8, 2012 – 1:48 pm

Anna - Oh Kat these are so beautiful, i am so teary eyed looking at them and its not me LOL. Such a beautiful couple xAugust 9, 2012 – 12:15 pm

Heidi - WOW!! These are amazing, all of them beautiful, you must be really proud of yourself! Totally stunning xAugust 14, 2012 – 7:46 pm

Karen Flower - Blown away by these fabulous images Kat. The best engagement shoot. Ever.August 17, 2012 – 12:42 pm

Stephanie Swann - Oh wow! So much love and pretty – simply beautiful :)August 22, 2012 – 10:09 am

Philippa James Photography - WOW! Just been taking a peek at your website – I LOVE this shoot so much! xxxSeptember 18, 2012 – 7:46 pm

Denise - What a talented lass you are.April 2, 2013 – 10:10 pm

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