Kat and Henry wanted to make the most of the quirky Brighton cafes and street art for their engagement shoot, as well as the bandstand where Henry proposed just over a year ago.
Now I’m aware that standing in front of rubbish bins and swarming flies graffiti may not be a typical back drop for an engagement shoot, but being a photographer in this diverse and amazing town means that there are plenty of weird, wonderful, and of course beautiful (check out the beach shots below) settings to choose from, so why not enjoy them all!
After a fun wander around the laines, stopping off at the areas of street art that took our fancy, we headed for my new favourite cafe The Coffee Counter on Vine Street. It’s a very new favourite, as I happened to stumble across it only an hour before meeting up with Kat and Henry! I was instantly drawn to it by the retro decor, the TV with a Space Invaders console to play on whilst you enjoy your coffee, and the attached antiques shop made for a fabulous ‘set’. It’s a brilliantly ‘Brighton’ cafe, full of bric and brac and local art, and at around £5 for breakfast (which they serve all day) you can’t go wrong by stopping off there if you’re next in Brighton.
We finished off with a (windy to say the least) walk along the seafront, and managed to catch a glimpse of the sun setting through the clouds. The bandstand is understandably very significant to Kat and Henry, and I never tire of it’s beauty.
Quirky Brighton Engagement Shoot