Sara and Mark are active types. You know the sort – the ones that do that thing where you put one foot in front of another and go really fast. They have proper outdoor coats and walking shoes and a real GPS (not just one on their phones) and everything.
Ian and I may not be as willing or able to gather up Nike Fuelpoints but we know how to Geocache. So that’s what we did for their wedding prep shoot.
They’re getting married next month with a reception at the marvellous New Forest Outdoor Centre on the Minstead Manor Estate. We’ve been to have a look round with them and it is jaw-droppingly ace and a good place for a party.
If you’re not familiar with Geocaching.. it’s basically a treasure hunt. There are boxes (known as Caches) dotted around the world. You have to use a GPS device or a smartphone to find them. Inside the box is a little logbook you sign and sometimes there are little trinkets inside as treasure.
We’d found the Cache at Sika Trail before so we let Sara and Mark do all the work and snapped them as they went along. Ian and I just observed them like Nick and Karen from The Apprentice.
This was all quite appropriate as Sara’s engagement ring was in a fake cache that’s now live. And as luck would have it there was a ring in the box of this one at Sika Trail too!