Posts tagged portraits
Patrick & Elliot Love Shoot
 

It was such an honour to work with amazing couple Patrick and Elliot back in the summer.  Such fun and lovely guys, we shot around locations local to their home in East London.

It's always important to me to get to know my clients before our shoot, and a privelage to hear all about their love story.

Spending that time together first also really helps my clients to get into an open place, feel comfortable with me and the camera, so that the portraits we create together are natural, unfiltered and real.  Aah, what a joy!!

I'd love to share Patricks thoughts on the shoot after our time together - his words are so touching and his message is pefect:

It's ironic that as a model agent who encourages others to jump in front of the camera and look great, I have never been comfortable doing the same. I rarely even take selfies and stand at the back when it comes to group pictures.

My boyfriend on the other hand loves a picture. So it was a bit of a tough decision when We decided to be shot by Becky. We had only ever met once and now We were to display our personal relationship story and emotions for her to capture. 

I was nervous that morning, and more so because I wanted to do my best and ensure the images were great. Becky was really warm and friendly on arrival and straight away wiped away my worries because we spent the first part of the shoot chatting about various things.

Her skill of getting my boyfriend and I to talk about how we first met and rediscover why we have been together for 13 years was so great. We got caught up in the love and adventure and most of all the comfort of working with someone who cared about us just as much as we cared for each other.

The toughest challenge was subtle public display of affection when shooting outside as people walked by, as a gay couple this will always be a scary thing but Becky kept it natural and was always full of encouragement. 

In the end we were so relaxed we didn't want the shoot to end. It was such a cool experience and we would recommend it to anyone.

Thanks Becky 

If you know that you'd love to have some photographs like this with your partner, but feel unsure about the experience, know that what we'll create together is a safe space for you to relax and be yourself, and it's always so much fun! You'll come away with special photographs to cherish for a lifetime.

Ready to book in your shoot with your beloved and have an awesome time in the process? Send me a message at becky@beckyrui.com and let's speak!

 
Fleur & Miguel Love Shoot
 

It was such a joy to work with gorgeous couple Fleur and Miguel back in June! Two of the nicest people you could meet, I loved capturing some special moments with them at one of my favourite settings local to us in Buckinghamshire.

I went to college with Fleur, so it was great to reconnect and hear about whats happened in her world since that time, to meet lovely Miguel and hear about their love story so far!

The weather was a bit crazy on the day of our shoot, and after waiting a little while for some torrential rain to pass we headed into this beautiful location and the sun came out for us! Yay!

I'm thrilled with what we created together, hope you enjoy the images! Thanks Fleur and Miguel!

All images captured on 35mm Portra 400 processed by the UK Film Lab.

When was the last time you had your portraits taken with your sweet? What would photos like this mean to you? Get in touch with me at becky@beckyrui.com and lets plan your Love Shoot!

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Natural Family Portraits in Buckinghamshire

It was so wonderful to spend some time with this lovely family back in early February to capture some fun and natural portraits!

The woodland session took place on a wintery morning in one of the families favourite locations in Buckinghamshire.

It's always so precious to capture the special connection between siblings... These twin boys are so sweet with each other, and so much fun!

I love allowing portrait sessions to be really personal to a family in this way... Setting up the shoot in one of their favourite places, having fun with each other as if I'm almost not there! and for these boys - totally embracing the puddles! It makes it so real and even more enjoyable.

When was the last time you updated your family portraits?

If you'd love to have a relaxed photography session in one of your families favourite locations, send me a message at becky@beckyrui.com and let's explore that!

Why Family Photographs are so Special

It was so great to celebrate my cousins 30th birthday at the weekend with lots of family. We were lucky to have so much sunshine that afternoon and sat in the garden together catching up and enjoying amazing food!

Of course, I was pleased to take a few photos to capture my cousins birthday, our afternoon,  and some special group photos. Like most people, my family don't love having photos taken, but I believe in what I'm capturing and know how important it will be to us all one day even if they don't appear to appreciate it right in that moment!!

Later on, when the rain started to come, we moved inside. As so often happens on these occasions - family albums came out, and everyone started pouring over beautiful old photographs as memories flooded back.

Photos of our past really bring us together. I mean, how much do we LOVE looking at old photos of our childhood holidays, the hilarious hairstyles and fashion trends that we thought were fantastic at the time! The group photos of family members who are no longer with us.

I'm sure we can all connect to that moment where you come across a few old photos and get sucked into the memories for literally hours!

I care that we realise that those moments are happening NOW too. This moment in time, right now, is also worth documenting.

Even if things feel so normal at the moment, it's exactly the reason why you'll love to look back on it. To remember life as it was, and things the way they used to be... The people who were there...

If you'd like to have a conversation about updating your family portraits, do get in touch with me and let's make it happen! I'd be honoured to make sure that your time is recorded. Email me today at becky@beckyrui.com, I'd love to hear from you!