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Britsoc Photo Lesson #16 – Engagement shoots can be fun!

Britsoc Photo Lesson #16 – Engagement shoots can be fun!

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Amsterdam is infinitely photogenic. That’s why it makes the perfect backdrop for an engagement shoot! Just this past summer I was lucky enough to be asked to cover the surprise proposal by Jeremy of his high school sweetheart Rebecca. That happened at a place we picked out; the corner of Reguliersgracht and Prinsengracht.

britphotshot-photo-spetember-20161Once the proposal had been safely navigated, ring on the finger of the blushing bride-to-be, we then set off on a walkabout of some of the city’s finest sights. Leidsegracht is always a great canal to pick because it has this wonderful bridge and a lot of photogenic boats passing underneath. The result on this blessed July Sunday – one of the few genuinely nice days this summer – was this incredibly striking image.

It just goes to show that engagement shoots don’t have to be stuffy and studio bound. They can be fun and full of all the joy that the couple anticipate experiencing on their wedding day.

Technical details; Nikon D810 with mounted AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm (2.8) f/10 @ 1/400th

Benjamin Arthur – the British Photographer in Amsterdam.

More information @ www.benjaminarthur.com

Email is benjaminarthur@gmail.com.

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